Week 13 Free NFL Picks: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings

David Lawrence

Friday, December 4, 2015 11:01 PM GMT

Seattle is 6-5 and kept their season alive with a huge win over Pittsburgh on Sunday. Now, they head to Minneosta to face the 8-3 Vikings, who are playing as well as anyone in the league.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: -1 -105 at Pinnacle
The Seahawks came out as a 1-point favorites on the road before the NFL odds flipped to -1 for the Vikings, and now it is a pick 'em. Seattle showed the heart of a champion by holding off the Steelers, while Russell Wilson stepped up with five touchdown passes in his best game of the season. He was also aided by the best performance of the season from his offensive line, and they'll need to replicate that against a fierce Minnesota defense. The Vikings were dominant in a 20-10 win in Atlanta, and they've been using the same formula all season: strong running from Adrian Peterson (159 yards, two touchdowns) and a defense that was all over Atlanta. Minnesota leads Green Bay by a game in the NFC North and need to keep this going, while the Seahawks are just trying to stay in the playoff hunt.

 

Seahawks vs. Vikings Spread

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Seahawks vs. Vikings Totals

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Seahawks vs. Vikings Money Line

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Injuries
TE Jimmy Graham was actually having a good game before tearing knee ligaments and now he is out for the season. It seems like the Seahawks were figuring out how to use him, and now they have to go back to the drawing board. CB Marcus Burley left the Pittsburgh game with an ankle injury, as did DL Demarcus Dobbs, who suffered a concussion.

For the Vikings, S Harrison Smith is unlikely to play due to his knee, but he was also hurt last week. Minnesota doesn't have any new injuries to report, and that has helped their charge to the top of the NFC North.

 

Trends
Seattle is 4-5-1 ATS this season, including a dreadful 1-3-1 ATS on the road. The Vikings have been great for bettors this season, going 9-2 ATS, including 4-1 ATS at home. The total comes in at 41.5 and the Seahawks have gone over six times. The Vikings have gone under eight times, along with two pushes. Minnesota is second to Cincinnati in points allowed, while the Seahawks are eighth, so that is a fair number for that total.

The Seahawks are 6-4 SU and ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Vikings, and the two have split four meetings in Minnesota.

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