Seahawks vs. Vikings: NFL Betting Preview – October 11, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 6, 2020 - Last Updated on October 9, 2020

The undefeated Seattle Seahawks are favored by a touchdown against the 1-3 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 11 at CenturyLink Field. The point total is set at 57.5 for the contest.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 9. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • The points total average for Seahawks games this season is 62.8– 5.3 points higher than this over/under.
  • This season, Vikings games have resulted in an average scoring total of 57.8, 0.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Seahawks games have gone over 57.5 points on three of four occasions this season.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over 57.5 points on two of four occasions.
  • The total for this matchup is 4.5 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams (53).
  • The Seahawks score the second-most points in the league, while the Vikings score the 16th-most.
  • These two teams give up a combined 58.4 points per game– 0.9 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • This outing features the NFL’s 26th-ranked (Minnesota) and 20th-ranked (Seattle) scoring defenses.
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Seahawks Betting Insights

  • Seattle has compiled a perfect 4-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Seattle’s games have hit the over in three out of four opportunities this season.

Vikings Betting Insights

  • Minnesota’s games have hit the over in three out of four opportunities this season.
  • Minnesota has put together a 2-2 record against the spread this season.

Seahawks vs Vikings: Last 5 Meetings

  • Seattle has won the last five matchups against Minnesota.
  • The Seahawks have outscored the Vikings 167 points to 84 in the past five games.
Seahawks vs Vikings: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
12/2/2019 Seahawks 444-354 SEA 37-30 SEA
12/10/2018 Seahawks 276-274 MIN 21-7 SEA
12/6/2015 Vikings 433-125 SEA 38-7 SEA
11/17/2013 Seahawks 336-323 MIN 41-20 SEA
11/4/2012 Seahawks 385-287 SEA 30-20 SEA

When the Seahawks Have the Ball

  • The Seahawks score 35.5 points per game, 4.3 more than the 31.2 the Vikings surrender each contest.
  • In games where Seattle score at least 35.5 points, they are 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread.
  • When the Minnesota defense allows 31.2 points or fewer this year, the Vikings are 1-2 overall and a 2-1 against the spread.
  • The Seahawks average 416.2 total yards per game this season– 10.3 yards less than 426.5 the Vikings allow.
  • On average, the Seahawks pick up 6.7 yards per play and the Vikings give up 6.1.
  • When the Minnesota defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season, they are 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
  • The Vikings defense gives up 134.8 rushing yards per game. That’s 21.6 more yards than the Seahawks have gained running the football in 2020 (113.2).
  • When Minnesota allows less than 134.8 yards on the ground, they are 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
  • The Seahawks have turned the ball over 0.8 times per game this season, while the Vikings have averaged 0.8 takeaways per contest.
  • Minnesota is 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall this season when they force at least 0.8 turnovers in a game.

When the Vikings Have the Ball

  • The Vikings average 26.5 points per game. The Seahawks give up 27.2 points per game.
  • When Minnesota scores at least 26.5 points, they are 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • The Vikings average 119 fewer yards per game (357.8), than the Seahawks allow per matchup (476.8). On average, the Vikings gain 6.4 yards per play, while the Seahawks allow 6.5 per play.
  • This season, the Vikings run for 74.7 more yards per game (150.5) than the Seahawks allow per outing (75.8).
  • When Minnesota rushes for at least 150.5 yards, it had a 2-0 ATS record and a 1-1 overall record.
  • This year, the Vikings turn the ball over 1.8 times per game– 0.2 fewer turnovers per game than the two the Seahawks force on average.
  • Minnesota has a 1-1 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.8 times or less.

Seahawks Players to Watch

  • Russell Wilson leads the team with 1,285 passing yards (321.3 yards per game), a league-high 16 touchdowns, and two picks, and has a 75.2% completion percentage this year (103-of-137) in four games. He also has 95 rushing yards on 18 carries, averaging 23.8 yards per game.
  • Chris Carson has rushed for 237 yards on 53 attempts (59.3 yards per game) and two touchdowns in four games. He also averages 28.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing 15 passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns.
  • This season, D.K. Metcalf has 16 catches (on 28 targets) to lead the team with 403 yards (100.8 per game) while scoring three touchdowns in four games.
  • Tyler Lockett has tacked on 298 yards on 26 catches and four touchdowns. He has been targeted 33 times and averages 74.5 receiving yards per game in four matchups this year.
  • Over four games, David Moore has caught 10 passes on 11 targets for 173 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 43.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Benson Mayowa has one sack, two TFL, and seven tackles over four games.
  • This year, Bobby Wagner has collected 36 tackles and one TFL.
  • Ryan Neal has two interceptions, eight tackles and three passes defended two in games this season.

Vikings Players to Watch

  • Kirk Cousins has thrown for 883 yards while completing 62% of his passes (62-of-100), with six touchdowns and six interceptions in four games this year (220.8 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 10 times for 53 yards, averaging 13.3 yards per game.
  • Dalvin Cook leads the NFL with 424 rushing yards (106 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns in four games.
  • Alexander Mattison has 107 yards on 24 carries (26.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
  • This season, rookie Justin Jefferson has 16 catches (on 20 targets) for 348 yards (87 per game) and one touchdown in four games.
  • Adam Thielen has added 20 catches for 284 yards and four touchdowns in four games. He puts up 71 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 31 times.
  • Bisi Johnson has caught four passes on eight targets for 80 yards, averaging 26.7 yards per game in three games.
  • Yannick Ngakoue has notched a team-high three sacks, while adding three TFL and 10 tackles over four games.
  • Eric Kendricks has 44 tackles and two TFL to lead the team in tackles so far in four games.
  • This season, Harrison Smith has one interception and has added 21 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended four in games.

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