The Seattle Seahawks visit the Minnesota Vikings in a pivotal NFC showdown on Sunday in Week 3. The Seahawks opened the season with a win over the Indianapolis Colts in impressive fashion. However, Seattle squandered a lead in a Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Minnesota is struggling on the whole with an 0-2 record, even with the offense playing at a high level. 

Kickoff is at 4:25 p.m. ET in Minneapolis. Caesars Sportsbook lists Seattle as a two-point road favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 55 in the latest Seahawks vs. Vikings odds. Before locking in any Vikings vs. Seahawks picks, make sure you check out the latest NFL predictions and analysis from SportsLine’s proven computer projection model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters Week 3 of the 2021 season on an incredible 122-81 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Seahawks vs. Vikings on Sunday and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s Vikings vs. Seahawks picks. Here are the NFL odds and betting trends for Vikings vs. Seahawks:

  • Seahawks vs. Vikings spread: Seahawks -2
  • Seahawks vs. Vikings over-under: 55 points
  • Seahawks vs. Vikings money line: Seahawks -130, Vikings +110
  • SEA: Seahawks are 3-6 against the spread in their last nine road games
  • MIN: Vikings are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games

Featured Game | Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks

Why the Seahawks can cover

Seattle’s offense is dynamic, headlined by Russell Wilson. Wilson is a perennial Pro Bowl quarterback and currently leads the NFL in passer rating (146.9) and yards per attempt (11.1). Wilson is a top-four quarterback in passing touchdowns (six), with a top-five mark in completion rate (74.1 percent) and nearly 300 passing yards per game. Wilson has a pair of standout wide receivers in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, with Lockett currently sitting at No. 2 in the NFL with 278 receiving yards. 

As a team, the Seahawks are averaging 29 points per game, a top-10 figure, and are No. 6 in points per drive (2.68). Seattle has only one turnover in two games and is a top-10 club in yards per pass attempt and yards per rush attempt. Given that the Vikings are currently a bottom-10 unit in total defense, passing defense, scoring defense and yards per pass attempt allowed, there is every reason to think Seattle will move the ball effectively.

Why the Vikings can cover

Minnesota has benefitted from stellar play from its skill position players on the offensive side of the ball this season. Kirk Cousins is a top-10 player in passing yards (595), completion rate (71.6 percent) and passer rating (112.9) this season, with a top-five mark in passing touchdowns (five) and no interceptions. At running back, Dalvin Cook (questionable, ankle) was banged up in Week 2 with an ankle tweak, but he lands in the top six of the NFL in both rushing yards (192) and yards from scrimmage (252). 

On the outside, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson form one of the best wide receiver combinations in the NFL. Thielen is currently in the top 10 in both receptions (15) and touchdowns (three), with Jefferson producing 11 catches and averaging 65 yards per game after a 1,400-yard breakout season as a rookie in 2020. Seattle’s defense has allowed the most first downs (56) in the NFL this season and, with weaknesses throughout that unit, Minnesota’s offense should keep rolling.

How to make Vikings vs. Seahawks picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 52 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s Seahawks vs. Vikings pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Vikings vs. Seahawks on Sunday? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Seahawks vs. Vkings spread to back on Sunday, all from the advanced model that is up almost $7,800 on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.


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