Upcoming Free Picks

Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings,
8-24-2018 - Prediction & Preview

This is a past game! View all upcoming NFL games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#261 Seattle
Seahawks
#262 Minnesota
Vikings

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:00pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings

NFL Preseason Week 3: Friday, August 24th 2018 8:00 PM EST TIME

The Seattle Seahawks unloaded their starters in week two against the Los Angeles Chargers but was unable to get any push on both sides of the ball. With another loss in their name, the Seahawks are looking to rebound as they head into Minnesota to take on the Vikings. As for the Vikings, their offensive production was shut down by a stellar Jaguars team as they look to spoil the Seahawks once again.

Who will be the starting RB?

The Seattle Seahawks main offensive weapon is dual quarterback Russell Wilson. He has the ability to change the game within a couple of throws, however, often does not have the support around him to do it more that he should be able to. That was the case in their week two game against the Los Angeles Chargers as Wilson went into the second quarter and was only able to manage six points. A key part of the offensive struggles have been the running game.

The Seahawks first-round running back pick Rashaad Penny has been sideline with a hand injury which will require surgery. With their hopeful running back star sideline, they have next to zero running back depth. In the loss Seattle finished the game with 61 rushing yards. Nowhere near the expectations they want.

With the Seahawks struggling to find a running game, expect them to plan a heavy attack game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have allowed at least 100 rushing yards in every preseason game so far this season.

Wake Up Call

The Minnesota Vikings got a wake-up call in their last preseason game as they were unable to get any type of offensive production against the stellar Jaguars defense. Quarterback Kirk Cousins started the game but only managed 12 passing yards on three completed attempts. Nothing fancy. With the passing game stalling throughout the game, they had to find a running attack and did so with running back Mike Boone.

The former Cincinnati Bearcat shined with a total of 91 rushing yards on 13 carries, including a nice 26-yard run that was the longest Vikings play of the day. With Boone adding some added heat to the Vikings running back, he might have to perform even more as Dalvin Cook may make his appearance against the Seahawks.

Expect the Vikings to come full circle now as they unleash their true running attack and passing game with Cousins and Cook Friday night.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Plain and simple: The Seattle Seahawks do not have an offense besides Russel Wilson. They barley managed six points against the Los Angeles Chargers and will struggle once again against a tough Minnesota defense. With Kirk Cousins likely to play more than one quarter, along with the return of Dalvin Cook expect the Vikings to flash some signs of what they will bring in the regular season. NFL Preseason Lock Pick goes to the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night.

Prediction: Minnesota Vikings -3.5

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The UNDER has hit in four of the past five times the Seahawks have visited the Vikings as Seattle will have problems scoring over 10 points on Friday night. After a couple of hard hits on Wilson, the Seahawks may even pull out their quarterback early. No need to have him in there for the more than two quarters with a scary defensive line going up against a make shift offensive line of Seattle.

Prediction: UNDER 40.5

Chris Zimmerman

Chris has been an up-and-coming outstanding sports writer for the past seven years as he is taking the betting industry by storm. With this experience covering NFL, NHL, College and more he’s ready to double whatever is in your wallet right now. Are you ready to win?

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Monday, Aug 19
NFL
#431 49ers
#432 Denver Broncos
8:00pm
View Pick
MLB
#913 Los Angeles Angels -110
#914 Texas Rangers 11.5
8:05pm
View Pick
#915 Chicago White Sox 10.5
#916 Minnesota Twins -210
8:10pm
View Pick
#917 Detroit Tigers 10
#918 Houston Astros -380
8:10pm
View Pick
#907 Colorado Rockies 10
#908 Arizona Diamondbacks -180
9:40pm
View Pick
Thursday, Aug 22
NFL
#251 New York Giants
#252 Cincinnati Bengals
7:00pm
View Pick
#253 Washington Redskins
#254 Atlanta Falcons
7:30pm
View Pick
#255 Carolina Panthers
#256 New England Patriots
7:30pm
View Pick
#257 Baltimore Ravens
#258 Philadelphia Eagles
7:30pm
View Pick
#259 Packers
#260 Oakland Raiders
8:00pm
View Pick
#261 Jacksonville Jaguars
#262 Miami Dolphins
8:00pm
View Pick
Friday, Aug 23
NFL
#263 Cleveland Browns
#264 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7:30pm
View Pick
#265 Buffalo Bills
#266 Detroit Lions
8:00pm
View Pick
Saturday, Aug 24
NFL
#267 Arizona Cardinals
#268 Minnesota Vikings
1:00pm
View Pick
#269 Chicago Bears
#270 Indianapolis Colts
7:00pm
View Pick
#271 Houston Texans
#272 Dallas Cowboys
7:00pm
View Pick
#273 New Orleans Saints
#274 New York Jets
7:30pm
View Pick
#279 Seattle Seahawks
#280 Los Angeles Chargers
10:00pm
View Pick
NCAAF
#291 Florida -7.5
#292 Miami - FL 50.5
7:00pm
View Pick
Tuesday, Aug 20
MLB
#981 Los Angeles Angels
#982 Texas Rangers
2:05pm
View Pick
#951 Washington Nationals -150
#952 Pittsburgh Pirates 9
7:05pm
View Pick
#953 San Diego Padres 9
#954 Cincinnati Reds -170
7:10pm
View Pick
#975 Philadelphia Phillies
#976 Boston Red Sox
7:10pm
View Pick
#955 Miami Marlins 9.5
#956 Atlanta Braves -310
7:20pm
View Pick
#957 Milwaukee Brewers -105
#958 St. Louis Cardinals -105
7:45pm
View Pick
#959 San Francisco Giants
#960 Chicago Cubs
8:05pm
View Pick