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NFC Wild Card Betting Preview - Seahawks Favored Over Vikings

The NFC Wild Card games start out with the Seattle Seahawks playing the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, January 10. The game at TCF Bank Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 1:05 PM ET, and will be televised on ABC. Currently, the Seahawks are solid road favorites to win.

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The Seahawks are 10-6 SU and 8-7-1 ATS so far this season. They are 5-3 on the road, and seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other nine going UNDER. They are coming off of a 36-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, where they won against the spread as 6 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 46 ½ point line set by sports gambling pros in that game.

The Vikings are 11-5 SU and 13-3 ATS overall this year. They are 6-2 at home, and four of their games have gone OVER the line, with eleven going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 20-13 win over the Green Bay Packers, where they won against the spread as 3 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 43 ½ point line set by NFL betting experts for that one.

Seattle is 6-1 ATS overall lately, and 4-1 ATS coming off of a SU or spread win. They are 4-1-1 ATS on the road, and 5-2 ATS in January. They are 18-7-1 ATS on the road against teams with a winning home record.

The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games overall, and OVER in all 4 of their recent playoff games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 playoff games on the road, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 on the road, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 after a win spreadwise.

Minnesota is 10-2 ATS after a SU win, and 4-1 ATS at home in the playoffs. They are 7-2 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 10-3 ATS at home. They are 20-7 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 20-8 ATS against NFC teams. They are 36-17 ATS overall lately.

The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their Wild Card games, and UNDER in all of their games in January. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 4 playoff home games, and UNDER in 9 of their last 10 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of their last 14 against the NFC, and UNDER in 7 of their last 11 coming off of a SU win.

Between these teams, the favorite is 4-0 ATS, and the total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 matchups.

They last met on December 6, 2015, when the Seahawks won 38-7, and won against the spread as -2 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 43 point line set by the sportsbook in that one.

For Sunday's NFC Wild Card game, betting odds list the Seahawks as -5 ½ point road favorites. The over/under is set at 41 ½ points. On the moneyline, Seattle is a -240, with Minnesota listed at +200.