Seahawks vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Sep 23, 2021

Two teams looking to bounce back from heartbreaking losses in Week 2 clash on Sunday, as the Seahawks visit the Vikings as 2-point favourites.

Seattle
2-5
AT
September 26, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
3-3
Pointspread -2 -110
Moneyline -123
Over / Under o +54.5

75%

Betting Action

25%

Pointspread +2 -110
Moneyline +102
Over / Under u +54.5

75%

Betting Action

25%

The Seahawks blew a 15-point halftime lead on their way to a 33-30 loss to the visiting Tennessee Titans, but ride a four-game straight up win streak on the road in regular season action into Sunday’s date with the Minnesota. The Vikings failed to contain an explosive Arizona attack while falling 34-33 to the Cardinals last weekend, in a contest which they led by 13 points in the second quarter. With that defeat, the Vikings fall to 0-2 on the season, and have now lost outright in five of their past six outings.

While the point spread for this Week 3 NFC matchup at US Bank Stadium has fluctuated, it has remained firmly in the Seahawks’ favour since opening at Seattle -2.5. However, with both these squads struggling to contain opposing offences, the point total has made steady gains, rising to 55.5 since opening at 51.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Seahawks have dominated in recent dates with the Vikings, posting outrights in seven straight meetings, including a pair of victories in Minnesota as road favourites. High scoring has been commonplace during that stretch, with the total topping 50 in each of their past two meetings, and in four of the past seven overall.

However, the Vikings have managed to keep things close in recent seasons, with three of Seattle’s past four wins coming by just a single score. However, that has not helped the Vikings pay out at the sportsbooks, where they have failed to cover on five occasions during their seven-game slide.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks had no answer for Derrick Henry in last week’s loss to Tennessee. The two-time defending NFL rushing touchdowns leader powered an epic Titans comeback with 182 rushing yards and a pair of fourth-quarter scoring runs. That marked the second straight week that the Seattle defence has surrendered over 100 rushing yards, leaving the Seahawks rush defence ranking second last overall.

The upside for Seattle is the continued sensational play of quarterback Russell Wilson, who gave his team every chance to win while tossing four scoring passes in Indianapolis. Wilson has now connected on multiple scoring passes in four straight outings, and has regularly feasted on the Minnesota defence, throwing 14 total scoring passes against just four picks during Seattle’s current win streak against the Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings

Last week’s loss to Arizona proved to be a cruel blow for the Vikings, who are now winless through five preseason and regular season contests this season. Minnesota struggled all day to contain Cardinals pivot Kyler Murray, who racked up 400 passing yards and three scores in Arizona’s impressive comeback win. With the loss, the Vikings saw their epic defensive woes continue.

The squad has now surrendered over 32.1 points per game over their past nine regular season contests, fuelling a dismal 1-8 run against the spread, and a 7-1-1 run for the OVER. And with injuries emerging as a concern, particularly on defence, there is little reason to expect the Vikings to rebound against a surly Seahawks squad.

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