Will Kirk Cousins be asked to match Russell Wilson throw for throw or will the Vikings defense be able to get some stops against the Seattle Seahawks? Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire
- The desperate Minnesota Vikings visit the undefeated Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night (8:20 p.m. EST)
- Last week’s picks went 2-2 and lost 0.07 units
- Read below for our favorite player props for tonight’s action
For the third straight season, the Minnesota Vikings will travel to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks. But for the first time ever, Kirk Cousins should actually be able to hear the playcalls coming in, as one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL remains empty due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Will a quieter CLink help the Vikings’ odds to get their first win against Seattle since 2009? Or will Russell Wilson torch Minnesota’s D like he has so many others? Here’s some of the players we’re expecting to perform on Sunday Night Football. (See our Vikings vs Seahawks odds for other betting options.)
Vikings vs Seahawks Player Props
|Passers||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TD|
|Kirk Cousins (MIN)||22.5 (Ov +106 | Un -132)||280.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||1.5 (Ov -178 | Un +138)|
|Russell Wilson (SEA)||25.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||310.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||2.5 (Ov +114 | Un -146)|
|Rushers||Rush Attempts||Rush Yards||Rush + Receiving Yards|
|Dalvin Cook (MIN)||19.5 (Ov +100 | Un -124)||74.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||102.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Chris Carson (SEA)||15.5 (Ov -124 | Un +100)||66.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||87.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Russell Wilson (SEA)||N/A||24.5 (Ov -106 | Un -120)||N/A|
|Receivers||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Adam Thielen (MIN)||5.5 (Ov +114 | Un -146)||75.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||N/A|
|Justin Jefferson (MIN)||4.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110)||70.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||N/A|
|Kyle Rudolph (MIN)||4.5 (Ov -106 | Un -120)||24.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||N/A|
|Tyler Lockett (SEA)||5.5 (Ov -128 | Un +100)||76.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||N/A|
|DK Metcalf (SEA)||4.5 (Ov -136 | Un +106)||70.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||N/A|
|Greg Olsen (SEA)||3.5 (Ov +114 | Un -146)||34.5 (Ov -113 | Un -113)||N/A|
Odds taken Oct. 11 from DraftKings and FanDuel
Can Minny Keep It On The Ground?
In their first two games of the season, the Vikings fell behind quickly thanks to one of the league’s leakiest defenses. That, in turn, impacted how often Cousins could turn around and hand it off to the team’s best weapon, running back Dalvin Cook.
.@vikings @dalvincook ignites this offense that has everything it needs to be amongst the league’s best. Can they go to @Seahawks and shock the #NFL? #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/qyHkLKlAia
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 10, 2020
But Mike Zimmer’s young secondary is slowly improving and the Vikings are climbing the ranks, now sitting at 13th in defensive DVOA. And when Minny’s D keeps them in the mix, that means a healthy dose of Cook on the ground. The running back has totaled 22 and 27 carries in his last two outings.
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Against a Seahawks team that is allowing the most yards per game in the league, Cook and the Vikings top-five ground game should be able to keep the clock moving, helping this game stay close and improving the chances at OVERs on these wagers.
Pick: 1 unit on Cook OVER 19.5 carries (+100) and OVER 74.5 yards rushing (-113)
Vikings vs Seahawks Scoring Props
|Team||Odds to Score 1st TD||Odds to Score Any TD|
|Dalvin Cook (MIN)||+600||-200|
|Chris Carson (SEA)||+600||-175|
|Tyler Lockett (SEA)||+650||-155|
|DK Metcalf (SEA)||+750||-134|
|Adam Thielen (MIN)||+1000||+100|
|Greg Olsen (SEA)||+1100||+135|
|Justin Jefferson (MIN)||+1400||+145|
|David Moore (SEA)||+1500||+190|
|Alexander Mattison (MIN)||+1800||+210|
|Russell Wilson (SEA)||+3000||+425|
Minnesota’s rookie receiver had his breakout game two weeks ago against the Titans (remember when they used to play games?). He followed up that 175 yard performance with another 103 yard outing against Houston. Averaging over 21 yards per catch, Jefferson is bringing back the vertical element to Minny’s passing game that left with Stefon Diggs.
Back-to-back 100-yard receiving games for Justin Jefferson.
The rookie can ball. @JJettas2
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— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
Jefferson has a chance to make a real name for himself on the national stage, going up against a Seahawks D that has allowed the second most explosive passing plays in the league. Look for him to find paydirt in this one at least once.
Pick: 1 unit on Justin Jefferson to score a TD anytime (+145)
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