NFL Preseason Odds Week 2 Match Vikings Vs Seahawks

NFL Preseason Odds Week 2 Vikings vs. Seahawks

Written by on August 16, 2017

Every team in the NFL preseason lives or dies on the performance of their QB, and since only a few teams can claim to have an elite starter, it quickly becomes obvious that those will be the teams who rise to the top. The Minnesota Vikings thought they had their guy when they drafted Teddy Bridgewater, but a season long injury last season has derailed his career, and there are rumors that he could be on the way out.Sam Bradford looks as though he will be the man to lead the Vikings into the new season, and while he did have a solid season as their starter last year, there are doubts as to whether he can carry this group on his shoulders.Nonetheless, there are no such issues over in Seattle, as Russell Wilson has already proven his worth as a starter. He struggled for portions of last season, but it was revealed that he was carrying a knee injury that took away the scrambling part of his game.He will be ready to go this year, and the Seahawks will once again be a Super Bowl betting favorite. Neither of these QB’s is likely to see much action when the Vikings and Bills hook up in Seattle in Week 2 of the preseason.

A Closer Look at the NFL Preseason Odds Week 2 Match Minnesota Vs Seattle

 
 When: Friday, August 18 at 10 PM ESTWhere: CenturyLink Field, SeattleTV: NFL NetworkRadio: Sirius XM RadioLive Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: TBAGAMETIME WEATHEROvercast18°C/65°FHumidity 75%Precipitation % 15%Cloud Cover 84%Wind 5 mph NStadium Type Open

Straight Up Stats

The Vikings got their NFL preseason off to a winning start with a 17-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. No real surprise that it was the defense that did the heavy lifting, as that is what we can probably expect from this team in 2017. The Vikings have gone 26-23 SU over the past 3 seasons, which includes a 10-14 record on the road. Minnesota went 7-11 as the road dog.Despite having a team depleted by injury last season, the Seattle Seahawks still made a playoff run, eventually losing to the Falcons in the Divisional Round, which left them with a season record of 11-6-1. That took them to 36-18-1 over the past 3 seasons, which puts them in the top 3 in win percentage in the league. They were close to unstoppable at home during that stretch, going 22-5, and they posted the same record as a home favorite, which is what they are for this one. The Seahawks trounced the Chargers 48-17 in Week 1 of the NFL preseason.

Preseason NFL Week 2 Winning ATS Betting Picks

Point Spread Stats

The Vikings are coming into this one as a 3-point underdog, which is no real surprise given how dominant Seattle are at home. Minnesota went 9-7 ATS last season, taking them to 33-16 over the past 3 seasons, making them the team most likely to cover during that time. They were particularly good on the road, going 15-9, which included a 12-6 record as the road dog.Seattle were 9-9 ATS last season, which has been par for the course for a team that is 27-26-2 since 2014. The Seahawks are way more effective ATS at home, posting a 16-10-1 record over the past 3 seasons. They were the home favorite in all of those match-ups.

OVER/UNDER Stats

The O/U for this game is set at 40.5 points. Minnesota were a team that relied on defense last year, so no real surprise they were 7-9 O/U, taking their 3-year record to 17-31-1. They were 7-16-1 on the road during this period, and were 5-12-1 as the road underdog.Seattle have had a great defense for years now, but they can also score on offense this NFL Preseason.On the other hand, Seattle have had a great defense for years now, but they can also score on offense. They went 10-8 O/U last season, taking their 3-year record to 29-26. They were 15-12 as the home team, and since they were the favorite in all those games, their record is the same when favored at home.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 315.06Current Offensive rush yards 75.31Offensive passing yards 239.75Average Score For 20.44Defensive total yards 314.88Current Defensive rush yards 106.94Defensive passing yards 207.94Average Score Against 19.19

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 356.17Current Offensive rush yards 103.83Offensive passing yards 252.33Average Score For 22.22Defensive total yards 320.00Current Defensive rush yards 90.83Defensive passing yards 229.17Average Score Against 18.56

NFL Preseason Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The last two meetings between these teams has only seen a total of 48 points scored, which suggests that we are going to see another low scoring affair here. I like the Seahawks to win and cover, and I really like the UNDER.

Minnesota Vikings 13 Seattle Seahawks 20