Vikings vs Seahawks: Week 13 NFL Picks & Game Predictions
Minnesota had to overcome a shortage to be able to maintain a 27-23 come-from-behind victory. Kirk Cousins lit up it to 319 yards and three touchdowns however, the Vikings’ ground game has been limited to a 37 yards by the Broncos’ unit. The Vikings enter the Monday night matchup after enjoying a bye, and have now won six of the final seven.
The Seahawks prevailed last week in a struggle against the Eagles. This was Seattle’s fourth straight win and one which many thought would be a spot for the Seahawks to pay including a statement win over the 49ers per week before following two consecutive overtime victories, as one-point road favorites. Though the Hawks’ defense was that the difference-maker, it had been Rashaad Penny who shined brightest on offense to the end zone with a season-high 129 yards and a trip.
A year shuts down the Vikings in a 21-7 win and I believe that the Seahawks will win also cover again. Regardless of the fact that Minnesota has won six of the past seven games, it should be noted they have failed to pay the amount in 3 of the last four. Compare that to Seattle, winners of four games and going 3-0-1 ATS over that stretch.
Even the NFL odds being offered at all the main sportsbooks reveal Seattle as dwelling favorites. But we really can see Heritage dealing the house team at -2 1/2 (-115) and that is an additional five cents we’ll happily pay for what could be an essential hook off of a critical number.
The trick to victory for Seattle is becoming Rashaad Penny more conveys and providing time to Russell Wilson in the pocket exploit a banged up and feeble Minnesota secondary and to automatically scan the field for his aims. Of stopping Wilson, the only chance the Vikings have is to acquire the war in the trenches and find a pass rush because there will be no coverage sacks due to their defensive backfield.
I do not assume Seattle will have a lot of chance running the ball, in spite of Penny carries, because the Vikes have an echelon run-stop unit. Penny looks to be more volatile than his counterpart, and also his presence, Chris Carson and starter could examine Minnesota’s defensive front by cause them to chase and visiting the edges. Whether it really is Carson or Penny, any floor profits the Seahawks make as it would allow Wilson to become more effective through the air could be welcome information.
Let’s not discount the simple fact that Seattle has been a hot mess during much of the season. However, things could be changing for the better as evidenced by their past two performances where they held Jimmy Garoppolo into 248 yards with one TD pass plus one select, then followed that up a week by limiting Carson Wentz to 256 yards, one touchdown pass, and two interceptions.
These clubs are rather similar in many ways but Russell Wilson is a significant checkmark on the face of the Seahawks over the Kirk Cousins of Minnesota. Bet the Seahawks in your NFL selections on Monday night in Heritage!
Final Score: Seahawks 31 — Vikings 21
Free NFL Pick: Seahawks to pay -2 1/2 (-115) in Heritage