Panthers vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 12 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 25, 2020

PJ Walker, Panthers, 2020

In his first NFL start P.J. Walker picked up a 20-0 home win against the Lions last week.  Walker threw for 258 yards and a touchdown.

Carolina
5-11
AT
November 29, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
7-9
Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +50

36%

Betting Action

64%

Pointspread -3 +100
Moneyline -144
Over / Under u +50

36%

Betting Action

64%

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gets the start against his former team when he leads the Carolina Panthers into Minnesota to face the Vikings in a battle between two 4-6 teams.

This will be the first time Bridgewater has played Minnesota since, as a member of the Vikings, he suffered a career-threatening knee injury that caused him to miss the entire 2016 and 2017 seasons.  The Vikings are 3.5-point favourites on the NFL odds with a total of 51.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Panthers are 0-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last four road games and the over is 5-0 in their last five Week 12 games.  Carolina picked up a 31-24 home win the last time these teams met, in Week 14 of the 2017 season.

Minnesota is 0-4 ATS in their last four games as a home favourite of 3.5 to 10 points.  The over is 6-0 in the Vikings’ last six home games.

Carolina Panthers

In his first NFL start P.J. Walker picked up a 20-0 home win against the Lions last week.  Walker threw for 258 yards and a touchdown, but was picked off twice.  D.J. Moore, who finished with 127 receiving yards, was Walker’s favourite target.  Teddy Bridgewater was cleared to play after recovering from a sprained knee, but Carolina opted to let him rest and prepare for his start against the Vikings.

The Panthers’ defence completely shutout Detroit’s offence, last week.  Carolina held Lions QB Matthew Stafford to 178 passing yards and they only gave up 40 rushing yards to the entire Detroit team.  In that game, the Carolina pass rush also managed to pickup 11 QB hits and sack Stafford five times.

Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins had his best game of the year, but the Vikings still managed to lose 31-28 in Dallas last week.  Cousins threw for 314 yards and three TDs, while Adam Thielen picked up 123 receiving yards and two TDs.  Dalvin Cook ran for 115 yards and a touchdown.  Cook now leads the league with 13 rushing TDs and he is second in rushing yards with 1,069.

Minnesota’s offence looks like it’s shaping up, but the defence has struggled all year.  The Vikings give up 260.7 passing yards per game, one of the worst numbers in the NFL, and their 16 turnovers on the year puts them in a tie for 26th.  The defence needs to step up because if Minnesota wants to make the playoffs, a win this week is essential.

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