Vikings vs. 49ers Point Spread: NFL Divisional Playoffs Prediction, Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 06, 2020

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The San Francisco 49ers are set as 7-point favourites against Minnesota, but have covered only six of their previous 26 games as favourites.

Minnesota
10-6
AT
January 11, 2020, 4:35 PM ET
Levi's Stadium
Pointspread +7 -115
Moneyline +233
Over / Under o +45

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Betting Action

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Pointspread -7 -105
Moneyline -281
Over / Under u +45

61%

Betting Action

39%

The first of four NFL Divisional Round games this weekend is Saturday from outside San Francisco as the NFC top-seeded 49ers host the No. 6 Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Playoffs Betting Odds

The Minnesota-San Francisco winner will play Sunday’s Seattle-Green Bay winner in the NFC title game. The Vikings would visit either the Seahawks or Packers, while the 49ers would host it if they win.

Currently, the favoured Super Bowl result at Sports Interaction is Baltimore beating San Francisco at +450. The Niners are +333 to win it all and -120 to win the NFC. The Vikings are +1400 and +650, respectively.

It’s the first post-season meeting between the franchises since Jan. 3, 1998, also in the Divisional Round. The 49ers won 38-22 at the old 3.com Park but would then lose in the NFC title game to Green Bay. San Francisco visited Minnesota to open the 2018 regular season and the Vikings won 24-16. That was Kirk Cousins’ Vikings debut and he threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, going to Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph. Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t nearly as good for the 49ers, completing 15 of 33 for 261 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. The Niners turned it over four times.

The home team is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in the past seven meetings. The under is 6-1 in those.

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Pointspread
  • Baltimore Ravens +187
  • San Francisco 49ers +333
  • Kansas City Chiefs +350
  • Green Bay Packers +900
  • Seattle Seahawks +1200
  • Minnesota Vikings +1400
  • Tennessee Titans +2500
  • Houston Texans +2800

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings were the biggest underdogs of Wild-Card Weekend and upset the third-seeded Saints in New Orleans 26-20 in overtime. Minnesota got the ball first in OT and drove right down the field, with Cousins hitting Rudolph on a 4-yard score on third-and-goal. It appeared as if Rudolph committed offensive pass interference by pushing off the defender, but it wasn’t called and there was no way it was going to be changed by video review. It’s the second straight post-season the Saints have been on the wrong end of a no-call. Might have marked the end of Drew Brees’ Hall of Fame career too.

Cousins was solid in his second career playoff start, throwing for 242 yards with no turnovers. Dalvin Cook had missed the previous two games due to injury but returned and rushed for 94 yards and two scores. The Vikings are 1-5 ATS in their past six after a win.

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers have won five Super Bowls all-time and they were a top seed in four of those seasons. They won the NFC West for the first time since 2012 when Jim Harbaugh was their coach and they reached the Super Bowl, losing to the Ravens and Harbaugh’s brother John. This will be the first post-season start for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He had a good year, throwing for 3,978 yards with 27 touchdowns. His rating of 102.0 was No. 8 in the league.

The Niners’ defence was one of the NFL’s best for the first few months but faded some down the stretch. San Francisco was 3-2 in its final five games, each of those decided by seven points or fewer. End Nick Bosa likely will win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honours. The Niners have covered only six of their previous 26 games as favourites.

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