Vikings vs. Seahawks Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 08, 2020

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The Minnesota Vikings are finally in the win column – but adding to their victory total this weekend could prove difficult as they tangle with the unbeaten Seahawks in Seattle.

Minnesota
7-9
AT
October 11, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
CenturyLink Field
Seattle
12-4
Pointspread +7 -120
Moneyline +239
Over / Under o +54

26%

Betting Action

74%

Pointspread -7 +100
Moneyline -289
Over / Under u +54

26%

Betting Action

74%

The Vikings cruised to a 31-23 triumph over the Houston Texans last time out, but head into CenturyLink Field as considerable underdogs against a Seattle team that has been one of the top teams in the NFL to date despite its noticeable struggles on defence.

NFL Week 5 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Seahawks are a one-touchdown favorite here, which should have a lot of bettors investing in the hook on either side of that number. As for the main spread itself, a whopping 83 percent of Sports Interaction respondents are siding with the home team – and why not? Seattle is a red-hot 5-1 against the spread in its last six games dating back to last season, including a perfect 4-0 mark in 2020. Minnesota is just 1-5 ATS in its previous six visits to Seattle.

The total for Sunday’s NFC encounter is an astronomical 57.5 – and while there have been plenty of points to go around early in this NFL season, that’s a bit too high for the majority, with 59 percent of SI bettors siding with the Under. That said, the Vikings have converted the Over in six of their last nine games away from Minnesota, and are 7-1 O/U in their last eight games against the Seahawks in Seattle. And the Seahawks are 4-1 O/U in their past five overall.

Minnesota Vikings

Fire up those Overs on the Adam Thielen receiving yardage prop. Even with the emergence of rookie Justin Jefferson, Thielen remains quarterback Kirk Cousins’ No. 1 target and accounts for nearly half of the Vikings’ total air yards through four weeks. The Seahawks’ pass defense has been the worst in the NFL through the first quarter of the season, having surrendered more than 400 passing yards per game (easily the highest total in the league).

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks will look to get their defensive house in order Sunday night – and while they’ve rolled on offence, there’s still some work to do there, as well. For starters, they’d like to see second-year wide receiver D.K. Metcalf work on his hands. While Metcalf enters Week 4 as the league co-leader in receiving yards (403), he has dropped five of the 28 passes sent his way – good for a 17.9-percent drop rate that is head and shoulders above the rest of the field.

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