Raiders vs. Vikings Odds, Picks & More

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Raiders at Vikings Betting Odds

  • Odds: Vikings -9
  • Total: 43.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: FOX

Odds above as of Sunday morning and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can exclusively bet every NFL spread this season at reduced juice (-105).

Sean Koerner compares his projected spread and total to the market to identify any potential value, while our staff reveals how they’re betting this game.

Sean Koerner’s Projected Raiders-Vikings Odds

  • Projected Spread: Vikings -8.5
  • Projected Total: 42.5

The action on this total has been completely split, yet it’s been bumped from 43 to 43.5 since opening. Despite my number only being a point lower, it’s worth pulling the trigger on the under if the total reaches 44.

Both teams are 2-0 to the under, and while we don’t give a whole lot of weight to small sample sizes like that, their game plans are conducive to a low-scoring matchup.

The Vikings will try to run the ball at will, and if they get out to an early lead, they’ll continue to lean on their run game and defense to preserve it. The Raiders should have a similar game plan while the matchup is still competitive. And they don’t have the talent to stage a comeback if they fall behind and are forced into a pass-heavy game script.

This game has under written all over it. Sean Koerner

Expert Pick

Mike Randle: -9

This game has all the makings of a big Minnesota win. Over the past three seasons, head coach Mike Zimmer’s Vikings have a 76% winning percentage and 7.62 point differential in home games.

In Week 1, the Vikings put on a dominant defensive display against a Falcons offense that is vastly superior to Oakland. Minnesota won 28-12 and sacked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan four times.

The Raiders were 1-7 on the road last season and that one win was against the Cardinals. Oakland allowed an average of 28.5 points and scored an average of 13.9 points in their eight road games. The Raiders 27th ranked pass defense is now short-handed with safety Johnathan Abram out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Minnesota will be undaunted by Oakland’s fourth-best run defense DVOA. Cook leads the NFL with 265 rushing yards and a 6.5 yards per carry average. He totaled 165 rushing yards last week in Green Bay against the Packers’ stout run defense.

Through their first two games, the Raiders have relied heavily on rookie running back Josh Jacobs, who ranks fifth among all running backs with 35 rushing attempts. However, Jacobs shared on Instagram that he lost 10 pounds this week due to illness.

Take the Vikings at home to easily cover the spread in Oakland’s first road game of 2019. I would feel comfortable taking this line up to Minnesota -9.5.

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