Vikings vs. Colts Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Sep 17, 2020

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Fresh off Week 1 losses the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts are looking to avoid an 0-2 start as they square off at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday.

Minnesota
7-9
AT
September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Lucas Oil Stadium
Pointspread +3.5 -115
Moneyline +140
Over / Under o +49

77%

Betting Action

23%

Pointspread -3.5 -105
Moneyline -168
Over / Under u +49

77%

Betting Action

23%

Both teams suffered ugly losses last week in different fashions. The Vikings allowed a league-worst 522 yards to the Green Bay Packers, and the Colts dropped a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in which they were seven-point favourites.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

These two teams have only played five times this century, the Colts winning all five. But dating back to last year Indianapolis is slumping overall, winning one of their last seven.

Minnesota played in Week 1’s highest-scoring game (77 points), easily hitting the over while Indianapolis just barely hit the over in their Week 1 contest that saw 47 total points. This has some weight to it, as the Vikings have gone over in five of their last seven and the Colts have let it fly in September with five overs in their last six games during this month.

Oddsmakers have Indianapolis as -3 favourites and the total opening at 48.5.

Minnesota Vikings

A 24-point fourth quarter put lipstick on a poor effort from the Vikings Sunday. Minnesota had no answer to Green Bay’s offence — Aaron Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns and seven Packers combined for 158 rushing yards.

On the other side of the ball Dalvin Cook registered just 48 yards in an ineffective afternoon. Perhaps the only Viking who showed up in Week 1 was receiver Adam Thielen, who put up six catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

Minnesota’s number one priority Sunday has to be limiting opposing yardage. Andre Patterson and Mike Zimmer didn’t have a memorable debut as co-defensive coordinators as a group with the likes of Anthony Barr, Harrison Smith, and Yannick Ngakoue needs to perform better.

Indianapolis Colts

Philip Rivers first performance was the Colts proved to be underwhelming. While 36/35 for 363 yards doesn’t reflect this, it was Rivers’ two interceptions that hurt Indianapolis as they blew a fourth-quarter lead.

And the biggest news from Week 1 isn’t positive for Indy: starting running back Marlon Mack is out for the season with a torn Achilles. This makes drafting Jonathan Taylor in the second-round of the 2020 draft look even better, as Taylor had 89 yards on 14 touches Sunday. He now appears to be Indianapolis’ new starter in the backfield with Nyheim Hines getting touches too.

Although Jacksonville only mustered up just 241 yards of offence against the Colts last week, Gardner Minshew registered a single incompletion in 20 passing attempts — a number no NFL defence can afford to let happen as the season continues.

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