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Cardinals-Vikings Betting Preview: Value in Backing a Bad Team at a Big Number?

Oct 14, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

Betting odds: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings

  • Spread: Vikings -10
  • Over/Under: 43
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Channel: FOX

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Betting market: The poor Vikings have to deal with the pressure of being a double-digit home favorite, something they failed to handle last go around.

At the time of writing, more than 60% of bettors have backed Minnesota. Despite this public support, the Vikings have gone from -10.5 to -10 at most books, suggesting some sharper action was on Arizona plus that hook (see live betting data here). —Mark Gallant

Trends to know: Bad teams have been good bets as big underdogs in the NFL. Since 2003, teams that have won fewer than 25% of their games, like the Cardinals, are 120-87-4 (58%) against the spread when getting 10 or more points, per our Bet Labs data. — John Ewing

Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the Vikings are the second-most profitable team at home with a 24-10 record ATS (+12.5 units).

The Vikings’ last home game prior to Sunday was their 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Since 2014, Minnesota is 8-1 ATS in its next home game after an ATS home loss. — Evan Abrams

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OPEN
CURR
# BETS
ATL
NYG
-4.5
54
-4
54
WAS
DAL
-1
42
+1
41.5
CHI
NE
+2.5
50
+3
48.5
TB
CLE
-3
49.5
-3.5
51.5
JAC
HOU
-3.5
44
-4
41
NYJ
MIN
+3
47
+3.5
46
SF
LA
+10.5
53
+9.5
52
IND
BUF
-7
42.5
-7
43
LAC
TEN
-7
45.5
-6.5
45
ARI
DEN
+1
41
+1
42
MIA
DET
+2.5
47
+3
46.5
KC
CIN
-6
58.5
-6
58.5
PHI
CAR
-4.5
45
-5
44.5
BAL
NO
-2.5
51
-3
49.5