Seahawks at Vikings 8/18/19 - NFL Betting Picks & Odds
Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings
NFL: 8:00 PM EST
Aug. 18, 2019
The Seattle Seahawks visit U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday August 18 to play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the NFL preseason. The Seahawks won their opening game of the preseason 22-14 over the Denver Broncos. Paxton Lynch threw for 109 passing and one touchdown while rushing for another 38 yards and one touchdown. Lynch is favored to be the backup to Russell Wilson, who is expected to make a cameo appearance on Sunday for a series or two.
Minnesota won its opening game of the preseason 34-25 over the New Orleans Saints. Kirk Cousins played the first series of the game completing each of his 4 passes for 65 yards and one touchdown. Sean Mannion and Kyle Sloter played quarterback the rest of the way. The two will continue to battle for the backup job behind Cousins. Alexander Mattison continues to feature as the running back for Minnesota as the Vikings are resting Dalvin Cook the team’s starting back. The Vikings regulars on defense will see more time and could play a full half.
Paxton Lynch leads Seattle with 109 yards passing and one touchdown, while Geno Smith has thrown for 58 yards. Xavier Turner leads all Seahawks rushers with 42 yards and quarterback Lynch is second with 38 yards rushing. The top receiver is Jazz Ferguson with four receptions for 54 yards and one touchdown.
Minnesota is led in passing by Sean Mannion with 102 yards. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 65 yards and one touchdown. Mike Boone leads the Vikings in rushing with 70 yards and one touchdown, while Ameer Abdullah is second in rushing with 63 yards. The leading receiver for the Vikings after one preseason game is Khari Blasingame with 28 yards on three receptions and one touchdown, while Tyler Conkin has two receptions for 56 yards.
Recent Betting Trends:
Seattle is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 versus NFL opponents
The OVER has cashed in each of the Seahawks last 4 on the road
Minnesota is 35-15-1 ATS in its last 51 on fieldturf
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Vikings last 5 at home
Free Betting Pick: Seattle Seahawks +4.5
Seattle has covered the nut in 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two and look for that trend to continue. The Seahawks are looking to settle on a backup to Russell Wilson and Paxton Lynch played impressively the first week of the preseason and will do so again on Sunday. The Vikings are testing out running backs to back up Dalvin Cook and will not play starting QB Kirk Cousins more than a series or two. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Vikings win but fail to cover ATS 24-21