Vikings-Jets Betting Preview: Will Minnesota Stifle Sam Darnold & Co.?

Oct 21, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

Betting odds: Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets

  • Spread: Vikings -3.5
  • Over/Under: 46
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: Books are basically in two camps for this game: Move Minnesota to -3.5 with +100 or -105 juice or keep the Vikings at -3 with heavy juice between -120 and -130 (see the live odds here).

This is one of a handful of games this week in which sharps like the dog plus the hook, but everyone else likes the favorite at -3.

Though more than 70% of bets are on the over, more than half of the money is on the under. This has caused the total to drop from 47 to 46.5 since opening. — Mark Gallant

Trends to know: In Kirk Cousins’ career as a starting quarterback with the Redskins, he made five starts in New York at MetLife Stadium against the Jets and Giants.

Cousins’ teams are 1-4 straight up and against the spread and he has struggled to say the least: 4 TD, 9 INT, 54% completion rate, 5.3 yards per attempt, 10 sacks and four completions of 25-plus yards — Evan Abrams

Did you know? Jets kicker Jason Myers made 7-of-7 field goals and all three of his extra points last Sunday. The 24 points he scored were more points than the Jets have scored as a team in 15 of their previous 21 games.John Ewing

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Credit:

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium.

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OPEN
CURR
# BETS
OAK
ARI
41
-4
41
-4.5
DEN
LAC
47
-7.5
47
-7
PHI
NO
54.5
-9
56.5
-7
MIN
CHI
45.5
-2.5
44
-2.5
KC
LA
63.5
-1
63
-3