Vikings-Patriots Betting Preview: A Cousins-Brady Shootout Brewing?

Dec 02, 2018 01:55 PM EST

USA Today Sports. Pictured: Kirk Cousins, Tom Brady

Betting odds: Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

  • Spread: Patriots -4.5
  • Over/Under: 49
  • Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: With the Patriots listed as less than a touchdown favorite at home, almost two-thirds of the public is willing to bet on them. Sharp bettors aren’t in that same boat, though, as steam on the Vikings helped push them from +5.5 to +4.5 at some books.

The total isn’t seeing such discrepancies, though, as more than 70% of bets and dollars on the over has pushed it from 48 to 49 as of writing (see live odds here). Mark Gallant

Trends to know: Since hiring Mike Zimmer in 2014, the Vikings are 23-12 against the spread as an underdog, including 16-5 ATS when getting three or more points, according to our Bet Labs data. John Ewing

Brady beat the Jets on the road to bring the Patriots to 8-3. Since 2003, Brady is 57-24-4 (70.4%) ATS the week after facing an AFC East opponent, covering the spread by an average of 6.4 points.

For context, the week after facing teams outside his division, Brady is 90-71-3 (55.9%) ATS, covering by only 2.4 points per game.Evan Abrams