Titans vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Sep 24, 2020

Kirk Cousins, Vikings, 2020

The Vikings have been huge disappointments on both sides of the football, allowing more than 35 points per game while getting little production from quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota offence.

Tennessee
11-5
AT
September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
7-9
Pointspread -2.5 -127
Moneyline -158
Over / Under o +49

71%

Betting Action

29%

Pointspread +2.5 +105
Moneyline +132
Over / Under u +49

71%

Betting Action

29%

Several teams are off to slow starts to the 2020 NFL season – but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more desperate team than the Minnesota Vikings as they seek their first victory of the season Sunday against visiting Tennessee. The Vikings have gone 0-2 SU and ATS and have been huge disappointments on both sides of the football, allowing more than 35 points per game while getting little production from quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota offence.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Titans come in as 2.5-point favourites – and that’s a big deal for the Vikings, who are home ‘dogs for just the eighth time since the start of the 2015 season. And while Minnesota is just 2-5 SU in the seven games prior, it has gone an impressive 5-2 ATS over that stretch. And slow starts are the Titans’ Achilles heel, as they’ve covered just once in their last five games in the month of September (and are 0-2 ATS to kick off the 2020 campaign).

None of this has dissuaded Sports Interaction participants from siding with the Titans at an 82-percent clip, while the U49 play is the choice of 62 percent of respondents. Tennessee has played in more than its share of high-scoring games of late, with 11 of its previous 15 games going above the Vegas total. And the Vikings have their own strong Over trend, having gone a red-hot 5-1 ATS in their previous six games vs. AFC opponents.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans are 2-0, but nothing about their first two wins was all that pretty; they eked out a 16-14 win over Dallas despite missing three field goals and an extra point, then blew a huge lead before pulling out a 33-30 win over Jacksonville. Derrick Henry has already seen 56 carries but is averaging just 3.6 YPC; his rushing yard prop was the highest of any RB in Week 2, but the Over could be in play Sunday with the Vikings allowing 154.5 rushing yards per game.

Minnesota Vikings

Nothing has gone right for #SKOL through the first two games – and Cousins has been at the core. He has completed just 58.8 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and four interceptions, with three of them coming in a hideous 28-11 loss to Indianapolis in Week 2. But don’t expect the trend to continue; Cousins has a career completion rate around 67 percent and an interception rate of 2.3 percent, so positive regression is in the offing.

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