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Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Free ATS Pick

The 10-6 Seattle Seahawks head into the 11-5 Minnesota Vikings for this NFC play off match-up Jan 10, 2016 on the Turf of TCF Bank Stadium. Kick off time is scheduled for 1:00PM ET.

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Seahawks -5.5
Total Line: 40

Seattle was dominant in a 36-6 beat down of Arizona on Sunday. QB Russell Wilson was 19-28 for 197 yards and 3 TD passes. He was sacked once. RB Christine Michael ran for 102 yards on 17 carries and the Seahawks totaled 145 rushing yards as a team. The defense held the Cardinals to 27 yards rushing, picked off 3 passes and had 2 sacks. They also held Arizona to 205 passing yards on 20-43 pass attempts. Rookie WR-KR Tyler Lockett returned 4 punts for 139 yards, greatly aiding the field position battle.

Minnesota claimed the NFC North title last week with a 20-13 victory over Green Bay. QB Teddy Bridgewater was very ineffective, finishing 10-19 for 99 yards and an interception. He was sacked 3 times during the game. The Vikings ran for 151 yards on 27 carries, greatly aiding the offense’s cause. The defense held the Packers to 76 yards rushing on 26 carries and forced 2 TOs. CB Captain Munnerlyn returned a fumble 55 yards for a TD. They sacked QB Aaron Rodgers 5 times and pressured him throughout the day.

Seattle at Minnesota Betting Trends

Seattle is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 matchups vs. NFC North opponents.
The Seahawks are 12-6 ATS following a SU win of 20+ points.
Minnesota is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games as home underdogs.
The Vikings are 7-3 ATS following a matchup with the Packers.

Consensus Pick (ATS)
Seattle: 69%
Minnesota: 31%

Free NFL Pick

This game is going to be played in sub zero temperatures with the wind chill factored in and I think that gives the Vikings a big advantage. Seattle got an easy 38-7 win back in December, but they faced a defense that was missing some key defensive players. The Seahawks will be without their top RB’s in Lynch in Rawls and may find themselves a little one dimensional this go around against a healthy Minnesota D. Look for this game to be close throughout and probably come down to a late FG. That has me on the home side here getting the points in a game that they could win.

Take the Minnesota Vikings +6 at Bovada

The analysis and against the spread pick on this game was provided by SBS’ lead sports handicapper Rich Crew. Get his expert analysis and suggested wagers at Sports Betting Stats

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