2011 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 20, 2011
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Minnesota at Seattle
Saturday 08/20 10:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Minnesota PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: win
2 units on Game Total OVER PICK (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: loss
The Minnesota Vikings opted to stay with Leslie Frazier after he compiled a 3-3 mark in the final six games a year ago. There is no more Brett Farve, and with new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave running the offense, I expect a lot of work out of Adrian Peterson who may have his best year. Jeremy Bates has been replaced by former Vikings coordinator Darrell Bevell. It looks like both teams are going to be featuring the run this season. Adrian Peterson got one carry last week, so look for more production out of him. The Vikings have turned it up offensively historically following a loss by 10+ in the preseason. They have gone 10-1 to the OVER since 1993, while Seattle comes in with a 15-4 mark to the OVER after a win. Once again, home teams that are unbeaten have bitten the bullet with a 14-36 ATS mark in their last 50. The Vikings played out of conference last week, and teams that follow that with a conference game have been 187-124 to the OVER in the preseason. The Vikings are in a good spot here. I like Minnesota and the OVER here.