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NFL Expert Picks: Experts Take Home Seahawks Over Vikings on Monday Night?

The Vikings (8-3) will head back on the road to take on the Seattle Seahawks (9-2) at CenturyLink Field during Week 13.

Minnesota is 0-5 in their past five games against Seattle, including a 21-7 loss last year that was closer than the final score.

The Seahawks have won seven of their past eight games and are coming off of a road victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Surprisingly, the Seahawks two losses this season were both at home.

Let's see who the experts are picking to win the game:

Seahawks 28, Vikings 21 — Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

This is Kirk Cousins on the road in a big game. That hasn't been a good thing for him, but he's played well this season. Russell Wilson is in the MVP conversation, and he should have a good day against a Minnesota defense that has struggled at times. The Seattle defense has made strides in recent weeks, which will cause problems for Cousins.

Seahawks 27, Vikings 24 — Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

The Seahawks have their share [of playmakers] around Russell Wilson with Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf and Josh Gordon. Kirk Cousins has come up big in big games, including on the road this season. But that's longer been part of Wilson's DNA. All other signs will point to Seattle losing this game, but his buying time to fire the ball downfield against an overrated secondary will make the difference late.

Seahawks 24, Vikings 17 — Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

This is a very important game to the NFC playoff race, and I think a hostile atmosphere in Seattle is going to be too much for the Vikings.

Seahawks 24, Vikings 20 — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

That win over the Cowboys hardly means that the Vikings have exorcised their prime-time demons.

Seahawks 28, Vikings 21 — Staff, Bleacher Report

After two so-so performances in victories over San Francisco and Philadelphia, Russell Wilson is no longer the front-runner in the MVP race. But the Seattle Seahawks quarterback rarely stays down for long, and our panelists agree he'll likely bounce back at home against a vulnerable _Minnesota Vikings secondary Monday night. _

"This is a correction game," Brad Gagnon said. "The Vikings beat the Cowboys in prime time on the road, and it looked like they were finally over their allergy to big road games in the spotlight. But that doesn't mean they're going to go into a place like Seattle and beat MVP candidate Russell Wilson in prime time, and you'd have to believe they'll do that in order to pick them plus-three points Monday night.

"Meanwhile, the Seahawks have yet to win a home game in regulation by more than a single point this season. That's extremely uncharacteristic for a team that has won an NFC-high 27 home games by 10-plus points in the Wilson era. They're bound to get back on track. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw the Vikings team that lost by 14 in Seattle on a Monday night last year or the one that laid an egg in Chicago earlier this season. And as well as Kirk Cousins has played, I'm not betting against Wilson at home in this quarterback battle."

Win Percentage: 39.7%, Average Score: Seahawks 24, Vikings 21 — FOX Sports

FiveThirtyEight’s 2019 NFL forecast uses an Elo-based model to calculate each team’s chances of advancing to the playoffs and winning Super Bowl LIV. Playoff probabilities are based on 20,000 simulations of the season and will update after each game.

Pre-game win probabilities: Vikings 51% — FiveThirtyEight.com

3 of 8 experts pick the Vikings, CBS Sports

0 of 10 experts pick the Vikings, SB Nation

1 of 7 experts pick the Vikings, USA TODAY Sports


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