Vikings vs. Panthers Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Charlie Grant | Updated Dec 06, 2017

Could the Minnesota Vikings have a home game in the Super Bowl?

Minnesota
13-3
AT
December 10, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
Bank of America Stadium
Carolina
11-5
Pointspread -2.5 -125
Moneyline -135
Over / Under o +41

71%

Betting Action

29%

Pointspread +2.5 +105
Moneyline +115
Over / Under u +41

71%

Betting Action

29%

The Minnesota Vikings have a chance to grab first place in the NFC overall standings with a win over the Carolina Panthers and an Eagles loss against Rams this weekend. The Panthers are trying to prevent Minnesota from going a perfect 4-0 against the NFC South division and improve their chances for a playoff seed.

Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Vikings opened as 3-point (-115) favourites on the NFL odds board with the total set at 41. The Purple People Eaters are riding an eight-game winning streak and a perfect, seven-game ATS run. Minnesota is 10-2 straight up and 9-3 against the spread with a 6-6 over/under record for the season.

Carolina is coming off a 31-21 setback against the Saints dropping its record to 8-4 SU and 7-5 ATS on the year. The over is 3-0 in the Panthers’ last three games and 7-5 for the season.

The Vikings won 22-10 at Carolina last season as 6-point underdogs. Minny’s defense sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton eight times and incepted three of his pass attempts on the day. Nearly 70 percent of Sports Interaction players expect the Vikings to cover as 3-point road faves while 88 percent are backing the game to go over the 41-point total.

Minnesota’s latest win made a move on the Super Bowl odds board. The Vikes are down to +325 to win the NFC and +700 to lift the Lombardi trophy.

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota backers were worried their club’s season went down the tubes when rookie running back Dalvin Cook was ruled out for the year with a nasty knee injury, but former Pro Bowler Latavius Murray has stepped up to the challenge. The free agent signee has rushed for 323 yards and four touchdowns in the last four weeks – all ATS wins for the Vikings.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina was one of the better defensive teams in the league at one point this season, but gave up 400 yards to the Saints last weekend and – even worse – 391 yards to the New York Jets the week before.

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks said missed tackles was the chief reason for the Saints being able to go up and down the field without much resistance. He told reporters he counted 12 missed tackles – which would be a season-high for his stopper unit.

Vikings vs. Panthers Prediction

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