Published on: 21st November, 2009
NFL Odds – Seahawks will be in big trouble against Vikings
The NFL odds for Sunday’s clash between Seattle and Minnesota are predicting a big win for the Vikings, as the Seahawks is hurt on both sides of the ball, which means it will be tough to hang with Brett Favre and company this week.
Seahawks vs Vikings odds – Sunday, November 22, 1:00 PM ET
Seattle (3-6) had 472 yards of offense, but they still lost 31-20 at Arizona due to a couple of picks from Matt Hasselbeck, who was also 26-of-52 for 315 yards and a touchdown. Hasselbeck is dealing with broken ribs and a sore shoulder, and with Seattle’s NFL odds being as bad as they are in your sportsbook, they should just shut him down for the season. Justin Forsett was a nice surprise, running for 123 yards and a score in place of Julius Jones, who didn’t play much because of a chest injury.
The Vikings (8-1) made short work of Detroit in a 27-10 romp at home with 492 yards of offense, 340 through the air and 152 on the ground. Favre was 20-for-29 for 344 yards and a score, while Sidney Rice caught seven passes for 201 yards, his third 100-yard game in four outings. Adrian Peterson added the icing on the cake with 133 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Vikings, who added three sacks to their NFL-leading total. It’s easy to see why many have the Vikings in their NFL picks to go to the Super Bowl this year.
NFL odds in your sportsbook have the Vikings as an 11-point home favorite, while some have them at 10.5 points, and it’ll be one of the year’s biggest upsets if they lose to Seattle, who has split four meetings with Minnesota since 2002. Hasselbeck can’t afford to take many more hits, and he’ll be chased by the Vikings’ front four, particularly Jared Allen. The Vikings will also get Antonio Winfield, a Pro Bowl corner, back after he missed three games with a foot injury. Defensively, the Seahawks will have to pick their choice of death: Put eight in the box to stop Peterson, and the Favre/Rice duo goes to town. Watch the passing game, and Peterson runs all over them.
Sports gambling pick: Minnesota -11