Sun, Dec 15, 2019

The Seattle Seahawks can join the Ravens, Patriots, Saints and 49ers as the teams with the best record in the NFL when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football from CenturyLink Field. After Sunday’s results, all four of those teams are 10-2. The Seahawks (9-2) can match that with a win on Monday Night Football and relegate San Francisco to a wild card since they hold the tiebreaker over the Niners by virtue of a head-to-head win earlier this season. Meanwhile, the Vikings (8-3) need a win to stay tied with Green Bay (9-3) atop the NFC North. Minnesota is 2-8 against the spread in its last 10 games following a bye and was idle last week. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Seattle is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Seahawks vs. Vikings odds, and the over-under for total points scored is 48.5 after climbing as high as 50. Before you make any Vikings vs. Seahawks picks and NFL predictions, see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception four years ago. It has nailed its recent top-rated NFL picks, entering Week 13 of the 2019 NFL schedule on a strong 31-20 run that dates back to last season. It’s also on an incredible 93-63 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model has also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch the past three years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players last season. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Vikings vs. Seahawks. We can tell you the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated an against the spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can head to SportsLine to see it. Now, here are the betting lines and trends for Monday Night Football:  

  • Seahawks vs. Vikings spread: Seattle -2.5
  • Seahawks vs. Vikings over-under: 48.5 points
  • Seahawks vs. Vikings money line: Seattle -150, Minnesota +125
  • SEA: QB Russell Wilson has thrown 24 touchdown passes, tied for the most in the NFL
  • MIN: RB Dalvin Cook has run for 11 touchdowns, tied for second most in the NFL

The model knows that Wilson is having arguably his best season. His touchdown-to-interception ratio of 24-to-3 and passer rating of 112.1 are the best of his eight seasons in the NFL. In addition, his 67.3 completion percentage is the second highest of his career. 

The model also has taken into account that the Seahawks are coming off arguably their best defensive game of the season. They allowed a season-low nine points and forced a season-high five turnovers in a 17-9 victory at Philadelphia last week. Their 24 takeaways this season are the third most in the league.

Even so, Seattle isn’t guaranteed to cover the Vikings vs. Seahawks spread on Monday Night Football.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is having a Pro Bowl season. Cousins leads the NFL in passer rating (114.8). His 21 passing touchdowns rank fourth in the league and he has thrown just three interceptions.

As a result, Minnesota’s offense is much improved over the unit that struggled against the Seahawks last year, scoring just one touchdown in a 21-7 defeat. The Vikings enter Monday’s game ranked in the top 10 in nearly every meaningful offensive statistic, including scoring offense (26.3 points per game), points per drive (2.48), yards per play (6.1) and yards per game (378.6). Minnesota is 6-5 against the spread this season and boasts a point differential of over a touchdown.

So who wins Seahawks vs. Vikings on Monday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Seahawks vs. Vikings spread to jump on Monday, all from the advanced model that is up more than $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks.