The Seattle Seahawks have built a team over the last few years that has been the envy of the league. A dominating defense. A power running game. An accurate quarterback who limits mistakes and prolongs drives with timely passes. Now, thanks to the return of Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings have duplicated the Seahawks Super Bowl winning formula.
This week the Vikings will test their Super Bowl formula against the team that perfected it in front of a home crowd who can smell a Super Bowl run.
Analyzing My Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 13 Betting Tips
What: Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (8-3)
When: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium
Weather: 37° F | A Mixture of Sun and Clouds
Moneyline: Seattle -105 vs Minnesota -115
Game Total: 41.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Seattle vs Minnesota
If You Are Betting On The Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are 6-5 straight up and 4-6-1 against the spread this season. They average 24.3 points (8th), 229.6 (22nd) passing yards and 144.2 rushing yards (2nd) per game. Last week, they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by a 39-30 score. It was the Seahawks fourth win in the last five games, to move into NFC’s final wild card spot.
The hard fought win came behind quarterback Russell Wilson’s (2723 yards, 18 TDs & 7 INTs) career-high five touchdown passes, 81 rushing yards from rookie running back Thomas Rawls (122 att, 685 yards, 3 TDs) and Doug Baldwin’s three TDs.
Rawls filled in for the sidelined Marshawn Lynch and scored his third touchdown of season against Pittsburgh, and is averaging 5.6 yards per carry for Seattle’s No. 2 rushing attack. Joining Beastmode on the injury list is TE Jimmy Graham (48 rec, 605 yards, 2 TDs) who is out for the season after tearing his patella tendon.
Seattle’s defense allows 20.2 points (8th), 232.0 passing yards (9th), 92.9 rushing yards (5th). Bobby Wagner has 82 tackles, Cliff Avril has 7.5 sacks, and Richard Sherman has ten passes deflected.
If You Are Betting On The Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are 8-3 straight up and 9-2 against the spread this season. They average. 21.0 points (24th), 186.8 passing yards (31st), and 146.4 rushing yards (1st) per game. Last week, they beat the Atlanta Falcons by a 20-10 score. The victory bounced the Vikings back into first place in the NFC North for the second time this season.
QB Teddy Bridgewater (2280 yards, 8 TDs & 7 INTs) completed 20 of 28 passes for 174 yards and an interception against the Falcons in week 12.
Rookie WR Stefon Diggs (40 rec, 604 yards, 2 TDs) has vanished over the last four games in which he averaging 46.5 receiving yards. TE Kyle Rudolph (36 rec, 341 yards, 4 TDs) has one touchdown in the last five games.
RB Adrian Peterson (1164 yards, 8 TDs) ran for 158 yards with a pair of touchdowns against the Falcons for his fourth straight game with a score.
“I just come in and try to focus on doing my job and helping my team win,” Peterson said. “I’ll be able to look at those things after the fact.”
Minnesota’s defense allows 17.6 points (2nd), 223.0 passing yards (4th) and 110.6 rushing yards (20th) per game. Anthony Barr has 61 tackles, Everson Griffen has 7.5 sacks and 37-year-old cornerback Terence Newman has defended 10 passes and intercepted another three.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Seattle Seahawks 1-3-1 On Road this season
- Seattle Seahawks 6-7-1 On Road since last season
- Minnesota Vikings 4-1 At Home this season
- Minnesota Vikings 9-4 At Home since last season
- Minnesota Vikings 4-0 As Underdog or PK this season
- Minnesota Vikings 12-4 As Underdog or PK since last season
- Minnesota Vikings 3-1 When Line was 40 to 43 this season
- Seattle Seahawks 2-3 O-U On Road this season
- Minnesota Vikings 0-5 O-U At Home this season
- Minnesota Vikings 4-9 O-U At Home since last season
- Minnesota Vikings 1-6-1 O-U When Line is <45 this season
- Minnesota Vikings 0-3 O-U When Line was 40 to 43 this season
- Minnesota Vikings 3-7 O-U When Line was 40 to 43 since last season
- Seattle Seahawks 4-5 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
The Seahawks are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 13, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 1-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC.
The Vikings are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win, 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win, 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games in December and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC.