Minnesota Vikings Odds2nd in NFC North
- ATS Record
- 14th Overall
- Rushing Yards
- 767 RYPG
- Passing Yards
- 1718 PYPG
- Total Yards
- 2485 YPG
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Vikings InjuriesAll NFL Injuries
Michael Pierce (elbow) is out this week.
Bisi Johnson (Undisclosed) is out this week.
Ben Ellefson (knee) is out this week.
Vikings 2021 Schedule
|Oct 17th||@CAR||W 34-28||-2.5 W||O 45.5||MIN -136|
|Oct 10th||DET||W 19-17||-10 W||U 49.5||MIN -430|
|Oct 3rd||CLE||L 7-14||+1 L||U 51.5||CLE -103|
|Sep 26th||SEA||W 30-17||+2 W||U 54.5||MIN +107|
|Sep 19th||@ARI||L 33-34||+3.5 L||O 50.5||ARI +166|
|Sep 12th||@CIN||L 24-27||-3 L||O 47.5||CIN -149|
|Aug 28th||@KC||L 25-28||+4.5 L||O 38||KC +175|
|QB||Kirk Cousins||Kellen Mond||Sean Mannion|
|RB||Dalvin Cook||Alexander Mattison||Kene Nwangwu|
|WR||Justin Jefferson||Adam Thielen||K.J. Osborn||Ihmir Smith-Marsette||Dede Westbrook||Dan Chisena|
|TE||Chris Herndon||Tyler Conklin||Brandon Dillon||Ben Ellefson||Irv Smith|
|LT||Rashod Hill||Christian Darrisaw|
|C||Garrett Bradbury||Mason Cole|
|RG||Olisaemeka Udoh||Wyatt Davis|
|RT||Brian O'Neill||Blake Brandel|
|RDE||Stephen Weatherly||D.J. Wonnum||Patrick Jones|
|WLB||Nick Vigil||Chazz Surratt|
|MLB||Eric Kendricks||Troy Dye|
|SLB||Anthony Barr||Blake Lynch||Ryan Connelly|
|LCB||Patrick Peterson||Mackensie Alexander||Harrison Hand|
|SS||Harrison Smith||Josh Metellus|
|FS||Xavier Woods||Camryn Bynum|
|RCB||Bashaud Breeland||Cameron Dantzler||Kris Boyd|
|PR||K.J. Osborn||Ihmir Smith-Marsette|
|NT||Michael Pierce||Armon Watts||James Lynch|
|DT||Dalvin Tomlinson||Sheldon Richardson|
Minnesota Vikings Player Stats
passing yardsKirk Cousins1769pyds
passing touchdownsKirk Cousins13ptd
rushing yardsDalvin Cook366ryds
rushing touchdownsDalvin Cook2rtd
Minnesota Vikings Odds, Bet Types, and Team History
The Minnesota Vikings went 7-9 in 2020, finishing third in the NFC North and missing the playoffs with their worst finish in six seasons. Minnesota took a step back after reaching the postseason in 2019, though this aligns with the team’s history under head coach Mike Zimmer as he’s yet to lead the Vikings to consecutive playoff appearances in his tenure.
This season could be a make or break year for QB Kirk Cousins . He threw for 4,265 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2020 but is just 25-21-1 as the Vikings starter. There’s no QB competition in Minnesota, but drafting Kellen Mond in the third round might put the pressure on Cousins.
Regardless of who is under center, the Vikings have the pieces to once again be one of the league’s top offenses. Running back Dalvin Cook had a career year with 1,557 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging five yards per carry. Minnesota also has two No. 1 options at receiver. Adam Thielen caught 74 passes for 925 yards and 14 touchdowns while Justin Jefferson racked up 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns on 88 catches as a rookie.
The defense was the problem, finishing 29th in points per game allowed. That unit should improve with linebacker Anthony Barr returning after playing just two games in 2020. Minnesota also added experience to the secondary and defensive line with Patrick Peterson , Bashaud Breeland and Sheldon Richardson .
The Vikings open the 2021 NFL season at the Cincinnati Bengals. You can view the Action Network’s top odds for the game below in addition to an odds comparison for every Week 1 game right here.
Week 8 Odds: Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys (via BetMGM)
|Minnesota Vikings||(+2.5)-110||+115||Over 54.5(-110)|
|Dallas Cowboys||(-2.5)-110||-140||Under 54.5(-110)|
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Vikings Offseason Movement 2021
Trades: Mason Cole (C, from Cardinals)
Re-signings: Anthony Barr (LB, one year), Dakota Dozier (G, one year)
Free-agent signings: Dalvin Tomlinson (DL, two years), Patrick Peterson (CB, one year), Stephen Weatherly (EDGE, two years), Nick Vigil (LB, one year), Sheldon Richardson (DL, one year), Xavier Woods (S, one year)
Vikings Team Rivals
Minnesota last won the NFC North in 2017. The Vikings went 7-9 in 2020 to finish third in their division. Minnesota may have been able to contend for a playoff spot had it been more consistent last season. The team started 1-5 before rallying to get back to 6-6 only to then lose three of its final four games.
The Green Bay Packers won the NFC North at 13-3, capturing the division for the second consecutive year. The Chicago Bears finished second at 8-8 and clinched a wild card berth while the Detroit Lions finished in last for the third straight year, going 5-11.
Find weekly Minnesota Vikings odds above. Below you’ll find how to bet on the Vikings as well as their complete 2021 schedule, betting trends, performance against-the-spread (ATS), injury history, a full depth chart and more.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings Point Spreads
Betting point spreads are wagers based on the expectation that a team will win or lose by a certain number of points. The Vikings went 7-9 overall, but fared worse against the spread at 6-10. Minnesota’s seven wins came at a margin of 5.7 points while its nine losses were by an average of 9.4 points. Here’s an example:
- Lions +2.5 (+110)
- Vikings -2.5 (-110)
In this situation, the Lions are 2.5 point underdogs against the Vikings. If Minnesota wins the game by three or more points, a $100 wager on the Vikings would come with a payout of $90.91. If Detroit won the game outright or lost by two points or less, the same $100 wager would net $110 plus the original $100 for a total of $210.
Minnesota Vikings Over/Unders
Over/under, also called point total, is a wager placed on the combined scoring of a single game. Bookmakers come up with a number and you can either bet the over or — you guessed it — the under. Here’s how it works:
Let's say the Packers play the Vikings and the over/under is set at 47 points. A wager on the over would require Green Bay and Minnesota to score 48 total points or more to win. Betting the under is an expectation that the two teams would score 46 or fewer points. It's also possible for the bet to push, which would happen if the game finished with exactly 47 points scored.
In 2020, Minnesota averaged 26.9 points per game (11th in NFL) and allowed 29.7 points (29th in NFL). The Vikings had one of the league’s best records last year when it came to exceeding point totals, going 11-5 against the over.
Minnesota Vikings Moneylines
Moneylines are a betting term that can sound like jargon, but they're really one of the most simple wagers in all of betting. They're simply bets on which team will win the game. The margin of victory is irrelevant with moneyline bets: A bet on the Vikings moneyline would pay out cash regardless of a last second win or a 40-point blowout.
The odds can be weird at first, though. Think of them in terms of $10 increments: If the Vikings moneyline was set at -150 -- indicating they were the favorites (see the minus sign) -- then you'd have to pay $15 for every $10 you want to win. It's the opposite for underdogs: A Vikings moneyline of +160 would pay out a profit of $16 for every $10 wagered.
You can use our Odds Calculator to calculate any bet amount or conversion.
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Minnesota Vikings Props
Player props are wagers on a single player, and they're tied to a single stat found in the box score for a game or even the whole season. These are among the most fun to bet on, especially if you're already playing fantasy football and like the player-specific focus it offers. Check out a hypothetical example below:
- Kirk Cousins 2021 passing yards: 4,450.5
Futures are somewhat similar to prop bets in the way that both are monitored over the course of a season. Except most future bets are focused on end of season success. Examples of futures are:
- Minnesota Vikings odds to win the NFC North
- Minnesota Vikings odds to win the NFC
- Minnesota Vikings odds to win the Super Bowl
- Dalvin Cook’s odds to win Offensive Player of the Year
If you’re confident that the Vikings will win the NFC North or have a deep playoff run in them, this is the place to be. For a full list of NFL futures, click or tap here.
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