Updated Vikings vs. Raiders Odds, Prediction: How Our Expert Is Betting NFL Preseason Game (Aug. 14)

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Grant Halverson/Getty Images. Pictured: Sean Mannion.

NFL Preseason Quarterback Matchups

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Vikings vs. Raiders Odds

Vikings Odds-5
Raiders Odds+5
Moneyline+190 / -230
TimeSunday, 4:25 p.m. ET
TVNFL Network
Odds as of Sunday and via Caesars.

Vikings vs. Raiders Pick

Kirk Cousins will miss this game due to COVID-19 protocols. That means it'll be Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond under center for the Vikings for one half each.

It's unclear how the Vikings will handle their other starters, but I would expect them to hold most of them out with Cousins being unavailable.

The Raiders are -4.5 despite the fact Derek Carr, Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, Darren Waller, Maxx Crosby and more are unlikely to play. I can't come up with a reason why Jarrett Stidham, Nick Mullens and the backups are 4.5 points better than Mannion, Mond and the Vikings backups.

Therefore, I'll be on the Vikings +4.5. It's possible this line drops to +3 once it's official that the Raiders are resting key players, as well. Not to mention, the Vikings should have an edge in the fourth quarter if the Raiders decide to let Chase Garbers close out the game again.

The most likely outcome of this game is the Raiders winning by 3, so I love getting a key number like 4.5 in what should be a low scoring game.

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