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In this Nov. 10, 2019 photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball as Dallas Cowboys' Robert Quinn (58) and Leighton Vander Esch (55) give chase during the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Cook is in position to win his first NFL rushing title after two injury-plagued seasons, which could also help him in the AP MVP voting.
In this Nov. 10, 2019 photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball as Dallas Cowboys' Robert Quinn (58) and Leighton Vander Esch (55) give chase during the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Cook is in position to win his first NFL rushing title after two injury-plagued seasons, which could also help him in the AP MVP voting. |Michael Ainsworth | Associated Press
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Monday Night Football: Mims picks Vikings vs Seahawks and likes a Dalvin Cook prop bet

Robert Mims

Robert Mims

These are my key factors for the game between Minnesota and Seattle:

  • Vikings are 8-3.

  • Seahawks are 9-2.

  • The Vikings are coming in after a bye week.

  • Seahawks defeated the Eagles 17-9.

  • Seahawks are the favorite at -3.

  • The over/under total is 50.

  • The money line is Seahawks -145 and Vikings +125.

  • The Seahawks are the home team.

  • The Seahawks offense is ranked 5th.

  • The Vikings are averaging 26 points per game.

The Seahawks are led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson. Kirk Cousins is having a good season and utilizing the play action pass as a primary weapon to complement to the running game.

The prop bets that will make things interesting involves the rushing yardage of Dalvin Cook. Cook is third in the NFL in rushing yardage. Cook’s prop bet for yards in this contest is set at 81.5 and the price is -112. Seattle run defense is ranked 9th so the under is the play. Look at the Vikings scoring over 23.5 as an alternative. The return of Adam Thielen will expand the playbook for Minnesota. Having 15 days to prepare is a plus for Minnesota.

I have a lean toward the over. The Seahawks are not an outstanding pass defense. Their record is impressive during prime-time games. Since 2010, their record is 26-5-1 in prime time. While they are not the dominant team they were at home over the last two years, I would be leery of going against them. I am 15-8 in my selections on NFL Monday and Thursday. I have hit my last 4 leans.

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