Best Vikings vs. Seahawks Prop Bets & Picks for MNF
USA Today Sports. Pictured: Chris Carson, Russell Wilson
- Justin Bailey identifies the best Monday Night Football prop bet for Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks.
- Find his pick for the over/under on Seahawks RB Chris Carson's rushing yards below.
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Vikings vs. Seahawks Prop Bets
Now let’s take a look at two of the top props worth considering for the Monday Night Football contest between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson
THE PICK: Under 69.5 Rushing Yards (-120)
Given the Seahawks’ propensity to want to run the ball, betting the under on their props for their running backs is always worrisome.
That said, this seems like a solid opportunity to short Carson in this spot. For starters, the Vikings have been stronger against the run than the pass this season, ranking fourth in Football Outsiders’ rush DVOA and 16th against the pass.
Additionally, Carson has four fumbles in his last three games. I’d have to imagine he’s on a short leash tonight despite the Seahawks calling him “their guy.” Even so, the Seattle offensive line has been mediocre in run-blocking this season, ranking 22nd Football Outsiders’ adjusted line yards.
At the time of writing, we have Carson projected for 62.8 rushing yards in the props tool. Id bet this down to -140.
That’s the only prop that has caught my attention so far, but I may add more into the app as the day progresses. You can follow me and sign up to get notifications when I add bets there.