Cardinals vs. Vikings Odds, Spread, Totals: Opening Lines, Analysis (Sept. 19)
Pictures by Getty Images. Pictured (left): Kyler Murray. Pictured (right): Kirk Cousins.
Cardinals vs. Vikings Odds
|Cardinals Odds||-3.5 (-115)|
|Vikings Odds||+3.5 (-105)|
|Date||Sunday, Sept. 19|
|Time||4:05 p.m. ET|
The Arizona Cardinals will look to capitalize off of a dominating performance against a solid Tennessee Titans team when they host the Minnesota Vikings next week.
The Cardinals beat the Titans in a dominant display from both sides of the ball. Quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 289 yards and four touchdowns while completing 21 of 32 passes. The former No. 1 overall pick added a touchdown from the ground as well.
The defense got to Titans QB Ryan Tannehill six times, including five sacks alone by outside linebacker Chandler Jones.
The Titans are back-to-back AFC South champions and most recently made the AFC Championship Game in the 2019-2020 NFL season, so it’s an auspicious sign for an Arizona team that has emerged as a legitimate playoff contender.
The Vikings struggled against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and it took a furious second half comeback to push the game into overtime, where they lost after a last-second field goal.
Minnesota’s secondary struggled mightily, the offense committed 12 penalties for 116 yards — including four penalties in their first eight plays — and running back Dalvin Cook’s fumble in OT set up the Bengals’ chip shot, game-winning field goal.
Cardinals vs. Vikings Spread
The Cardinals opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Vikings at most sportsbooks, with bettors driving this spread up to -3.5 in just one day.
According to The Action Network’s NFL public betting trends, a whopping 93% of the money is on the Cardinals spread along with 83% of the total tickets.
Expect the Cardinals spread to continue to shorten as the week progresses, barring injury news.
Cardinals vs. Vikings Over/Under
This afternoon game’s over/under opened at 49.5 before promptly shifting upward to 51 as of Monday.
The bets are pretty evenly split as of the beginning of the week, with The Action Network’s data indicating that 54% of the bets are on the over while roughly 46% of the bets are on the under.