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

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 15, 2020

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The Vikings have a lot of work to do after a dismal five weeks – but they wouldn’t change places with the Falcons as the NFC rivals do battle Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Atlanta
1-6
AT
October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
1-5
Pointspread +3.5 -110
Moneyline +167
Over / Under o +53.5

27%

Betting Action

73%

Pointspread -3.5 -110
Moneyline -200
Over / Under u +53.5

27%

Betting Action

73%

While the teams have just one victory between them, the Vikings have at least been competitive. The Falcons, on the other hand, have been victimized by terrible pass defence and a penchant for squandering big fourth-quarter leads.

NFL Week 6 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Vikings come into this one as four-point favourites, and it’s a small wonder why this spread isn’t bigger given the Falcons’ 0-5 start and the fact that they’ve allowed 70 points in their two road games so far in 2020. Add in the fact that Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its five games this season and that Minnesota is 4-0-1 ATS in the previous five games between the teams, and you can expect to see a flood of public money land on the home team prior to kickoff.

As you might expect in a game involving the Falcons, the total for this one is set at 54.5. Atlanta has converted the Over in six of its past nine games dating back to the latter stages of the 2019 season, and has already had three games this season finish north of 55 total points. But Minnesota has gone 5-2 to the Under in its last seven games against NFC opponents, and these teams have cashed just one OVER in their last eight head-to-head meetings.

Atlanta Falcons

The firing of head coach Dan Quinn might light a fire under an unimpressive Falcons team that is allowing a dismal 32.2 points per game. And while the defence is a major concern moving forward, the offence hasn’t exactly been stellar, either – though the return of star wideout Julio Jones from a hamstring injury would be a significant boost. Jones has been limited to just three games so far, catching 15 passes for 213 yards but still looking for his first TD of the season.

Minnesota Vikings

While the record suggests otherwise, the Vikings have actually been an above-average team over the past three weeks, sandwiching an impressive eight-point win in Texas in-between gut-wrenching one-point losses to Tennessee and Seattle. And the offence has been the catalyst for the Vikings’ return to respectability, though star running back Dalvin Cook (489 rushing yards, seven TDs) will be out of action this week with an adductor strain.

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