Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks: Monday Night Football Week 14 Schedule, Odds And Picks.The Seattle Seahawks have gotten hot at the right time. They are on a four game win streak and have gone from simply being in the hunt for a Wild Card spot to holding the fifth seed in the NFC. The Seahawks peaked last week against the San Francisco 49ers, putting up 43 points in a predictable victory. However, Seattle will be playing the sixth-seeded Minnesota Vikings in a clash of competitive NFC teams this weekend. The outcome is anything but predictable.
The 6-5-1 Minnesota Vikings and 7-5 Seattle Seahawks are set to go head-to-head on Monday Night Football to close out Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season. This exciting showdown is rife with potential playoff implications, as both contenders are currently occupying the NFC’s two Wild Card spots. Neither has much of a chance to catch their respective division leader either, with the Vikings well behind the 9-4 Bears in the NFC North and the Seahawks already out of contention in the NFC West after the Rams clinched the divisional crown last week. That leaves them both desperate to hold on to these coveted Wild Card positions, especially since there are a handful of six-win teams—the Panthers, Eagles and Redskins—lurking right behind.
Oddsmakers like Seattle’s chances to secure victory on Monday Night Football, installing the home squad as a three-point favorite. The Seahawks have traditionally been tough to beat at home, but their aura of invincibility has faded a bit in 2018. The team has compiled a pedestrian 3-2 record in games played at CenturyLink Field, with a 3-1-1 against the spread mark. Minnesota hasn’t been very consistent on the road, however, going just 2-3-1 straight-up and 3-3 ATS this season. Seattle is the hotter team right now, having compiled three straight wins heading into Week 14. The franchise has also matched up well with the Vikings in recent years, going 4-0 straight-up and 3-1 against the spread over the last four meetings. Minnesota has struggled mightily against quality opponents during the current campaign, failing to beat or cover against a single team with a record above .500 in four tries, while going 6-1-1 SU and 5-2-1 ATS against sub-.500 foes.
Will the Vikings find a way to buck these trends and get back on track in arguably their most important game of the 2018 NFL season? Or will the Seahawks keep it rolling with a fourth straight victory to move one step closer to locking up a Wild Card berth in the upcoming playoffs? Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has a take on this Week 14 finale that you won’t want to miss. Before seeing who the Vegas expert is taking on Monday Night Football, have a look at the full schedule, start time, TV channel, live stream site, updated odds and key betting trends for this matchup. You can also find relevant quotes, tweets and more related to the primetime showdown between the Seahawks and Vikings.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of Seattle’s last eight Monday Night Football matchups.
- The Seahawks are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS across their last four meetings with the Vikings.
- Minnesota is 1-7 ATS over its last eight contests against teams with winning records.
- The Vikings are 2-9 ATS during their last 11 Monday Night Football appearances.
- The total has gone OVER in each of the last five Seattle-based meetings between these teams.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised the rapport that Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has with top receivers Adam Thielen and Stephon Diggs (via ESPN):
They seem extremely well connected with Cousins. The intricacies of the things that they’re running, the timing that they’re able to show consistently on really good concept stuff. The guys come through and make the catches, they’re both good after the catch, they both get down the field. They’re possession guys, they’re down-the-field guys, they have all that ability in them. … The execution is as good as it gets.
The Vikings tweeted out a shot of Carroll from back when he was a member of the organization over three decades ago: