NFL Games of the Year: Seahawks big faves with Vikes in town

Jul 2, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Will Rogers gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 11: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (-8.5)

Past history: Minnesota is 3-2 SU, 3-2 ATS, Under is 3-2 since 2003.

Early look at the Vikings:
After a somewhat surprising 10-6 season in 2012, the Vikings are expected to regress in 2013. Cantor Gaming opened with the Vikes season wins total listed at 7 over -120. They bring back Christian Ponder as their starting quarterback, but Percy Harvin has moved on to Seattle. They will replace Harvin with veteran Greg Jennings, but things don't look too promising for an offense that ranked 31st in the NFL in passing yards in 2012.

An Early look at the Seahawks:
Seattle has a young and talented team that should only be better this year, with Russell Wilson having a year's experience under his belt, and Percy Harvin giving him a dangerous target. The Seahawks opening wins total was listed at 10 over -120 at Cantor and since then, money has come in on the over.

Where this line will move: A lot can happen in 11 weeks during the NFL season, and injuries could play a big role in where the line shifts. If the Vikings exceed expectations as they did last year, we could well see this line drop closer to 7.

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