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Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction
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The Seahawks have won 11 of their last 14 games SU prior to a bye week, while they come into the week having covered 12 of their last 15 games at home.


Point spread:
Seahawks opened as 13.5-point favorites; the total was 47. (Line updates and matchup report)


Odds Shark computer prediction:
32.4-16.6 Seahawks


Why the Vikings can cover the spread

The Vikings last played last Thursday night against Washington—in a game they won 34-27 at home—giving them some extra time to heal and prepare for this tough matchup against the Seahawks. A healthier Minnesota team is a stronger opponent for the Seahawks.


Why the Seahawks can cover the spread

Seattle is now a dominant 9-1 on the season, and their head coach Pete Carroll thought last week's 33-10 road win over the Falcons was the best they've looked all year long. Seattle will be looking to put its foot on the gas as it tries to lock down the NFC West title.


Smart Pick

Take Seattle, as its rushing defense looked stifling once again, holding the Falcons to 64 yards on 16 carries. The Seahawks appear to be ready for the home stretch of the season and are simply a far superior team to Minnesota. At home, they should win by at least two touchdowns.


Trends:

  • Seahawks are 11-3 SU in the past 14 seasons before a bye week
  • Seattle is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Five meetings since 1990 here played OVER the total


Note:
All spread and odds data powered by Odds Shark—follow them on Twitter for injury updates and line move updates.

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