Cardinals vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 6 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 11, 2018

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Minnesota Vikings wideout Adam Thielen has at least 100 receiving yards in five straight games. The Vikes are big favourites at home to Arizona.

Arizona
3-13
AT
October 14, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
8-7
Pointspread +10 -110
Moneyline +400
Over / Under o +43.5

30%

Betting Action

70%

Pointspread -10 -110
Moneyline -525
Over / Under u +43.5

30%

Betting Action

70%

Having finally crawled out of their early-season doldrums, the Minnesota Vikings are set up nicely to put a winning streak together – but they can’t afford to look past their Week 6 foe as they prepare to welcome the Arizona Cardinals to U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings are double-digit home favourites for this one, but they were inn in this exact situation back in Week 3, and wound up getting spanked 27-6 by the visiting Buffalo Bills.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Bettors might be skittish to give the Vikings another try with a spread this big – but past history suggests that Week 3 drubbing was an aberration. Minnesota has gone 4-2-1 ATS in its last seven as a double-digit home fave – and that “other” ATS loss came by a half-point, as the Vikings defeated Chicago 23-10 at -13.5 last Dec. 31. Arizona has been a double-digit road ‘dog just once since 2013 – and that resulted in a 34-0 loss to the Rams at +11 back on Sept. 15.

The total for this one sits at 43, and there’s a great deal of support behind the under play here. Minnesota has gone below the number nine consecutive times as a home fave of 10 or more points, and is 1-14 O/U in that situation since the turn of the century. Stout defence is the main reason for the spate of unders, with the Vikings allowing more than 20 points just three times in that 15-game span. Minnesota has also gone under in five of its last six home games.

Arizona Cardinals

While much of the Cardinals’ offensive struggles have been tied to the quarterback situation, Arizona will need to find a way to get David Johnson going if it has any hope of putting together some wins. Johnson has scored four times, but is averaging a dismal 3.3 yards per carry on 74 attempts – and he has been phased out of the passing game, having caught just 15 passes through five weeks. In 2016, his last healthy season, he had 80 catches for 879 yards.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings come into this one as one of the best home cover options of the past half-decade, having gone an astounding 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games in Minnesota. And one of the keys to keeping that run going this weekend will be receiver Adam Thielen, who has racked up more than 100 yards in each of his first five games this season. But the Cardinals’ pass defence has been solid this season, allowing just five TD passes while snagging four interceptions.

Cardinals vs. Vikings Prediction

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