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Vikings Underdogs in MNF Week 14 NFL Betting

MNF Week 14 NFL Betting at Bovada Sportsbook

The Minnesota Vikings can give their playoff hopes a big boost when they battle the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football as 3-point road underdogs on the Week 14 NFL betting odds.

Minnesota has dropped three of its past five outings, dumping the team’s straight-up record to 6-5-1 going into Monday night’s matchup at CenturyLink Field.

Despite their recent shaky play, though, the Vikings remain in the playoff picture in the NFC, and with a victory can move past Seattle in the race for the top wild card in the conference. In addition, with the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles all falling to 6-7 with defeats on Sunday, a victory would also give Minnesota some much needed breathing room ahead of its closest rivals in the hunt for a playoff spot.

However, Minnesota has struggled in recent dates with the Seahawks, posting SU losses in each of its past four meetings including a pair of outright losses in Seattle by double-digit margins. The Vikings have struggled to generate offense during their SU slide against Seattle, averaging just 14 points per game overall, and eight points in their past two clashes.

The Vikings have also struggled to produce points during their recent uneven run, scoring just 30 total points in consecutive road losses in Chicago and New England, and just 19.6 points per game over their past five. However, the team’s recent low-scoring ways have generated a strong 4-1 run for bettors taking the UNDER on the NFL betting odds.

Minnesota’s road woes extend back further than the team’s past two dates away from US Bank Stadium. The Vikings are a dismal 3-5-1 SU in their past nine road outings, scoring 20 or fewer points on four occasions, while each of their five defeats have come against opponents in playoff contention.

 

Improving Seahawks Favorites for Monday Night

While the Vikings have struggled with consistency throughout the campaign, with their lone consecutive victories coming during a 3-0 SU run in early October, the Seahawks have shown steady improvement since opening the season with consecutive SU defeats.

Seattle has gone 7-3 SU in 10 contests since their season-opening swoon, capped by last week’s 43-16 rout of San Francisco as 10-point home chalk on the NFL betting odds, which marked the fifth-most points scored by the Seahawks in a single game in franchise history.

The Seahawks’ beatdown of the 49ers also produced a fourth straight victory for the OVER in totals betting. Quarterback Russell Wilson has played a key role in the Seahawks’ resurgence, tossing multiple touchdown passes in eight straight outings including four scores last weekend. Wilson has also guided a rushing offense that leads the NFL with 148.8 yards per game.

With the Seahawks rediscovering their scoring touch, the point total has steadily ticked upward, climbing to 46 in NFL Week 14 betting.

Seattle has also seen an uptick in its Super Bowl odds, which vaulted from +4000 to +2800 following last week’s win. However, the Seahawks have work to do to overcome a recent middling record in December home dates, going 1-3 SU in their past four when pegged as home chalk.

 

*Odds as of December 10, 2018

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