As we head into NFL Week 13, aka Thanksgiving Day football; we preview current AFC Conference Championship odds.
The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings will both be trying to take over their respective division leads when they play in this week’s edition of Monday Night Football. The game will be played at CenturyLink Field and is scheduled to begin at 8:20 PM. ET.
The Vikings bounced back from a slow start to the season and have won six of their last seven games. They will be going for their third win in a row and seventh win in their last eight games when they face the Seahawks on Monday night.
Currently the top AFC Conference championship odds teams projected to make it to the Super Bowl are +110 New England Patriots and +200 for the Baltimore Ravens.
The biggest knock against the Vikings this season is that they have defeated only two teams with winning records this season, so the team will be trying to prove a point when they face the Seahawks, who have won nine of their 11 games this year.
Kirk Cousins has been playing well during their run and will need to continue doing so to get the win over the Seahawks, but the Vikings will try to establish the run early in this game because the Seahawks have had trouble containing the run this season. If the Vikings run the ball successfully, they will have a good chance of winning this game.
Updated List of AFC Conference Championship Odds
New England Patriots 11/10
Houston Texans 15/1
Indianapolis Colts 40/1
Oakland Raiders 55/1
New York Jets 250/1
Baltimore Ravens 2/1
Buffalo Bills 33/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 50/1
Los Angeles Chargers 80/1
Denver Broncos 500/1
Kansas City Chiefs 5/1
Cleveland Browns 35/1
Tennessee Titans 50/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 250/1
Miami Dolphins 5000/1
The Seahawks have needed a lot of heroics from MVP candidate Russell Wilson this season and will once again need their quarterback to be at his best to beat the Vikings.
Despite their record, the Seahawks have been involved in a lot of close games this season because their defense isn’t as good as it has been in recent years. They have been unable to get consistent pressure on quarterbacks, which has almost cost them a lot of games. Fortunately, Wilson has been hard to slow down and has been able to bail them out on several occasions. How will this impact AFC Conference championship odds?
The Seahawks will need to play like they did in their win against the San Francisco 49ers and get pressure on Cousins to try and get him to turn the ball over, which he has done on several occasions in the past.
Pick and Prediction
The Seahawks are favored to win this game by three points. The over/under on total points scored is 49.
The Seahawks have been involved in a lot of close games, but they will win this game comfortably because Cousins struggles when he is in the spotlight. If the Seahawks stop the run and force Cousins to beat them with his arm, they will force him to make mistakes, which will help them secure the win. Take the Seahawks -3 and the over in this game.
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