Chargers vs Vikings Odds and Betting Prediction for NFL Week 3

Chargers vs Vikings Odds and Betting Prediction for NFL Week 3

This Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota Vikings will clash in a showdown between two winless teams, languishing at the bottom of the NFL standings as the season begins. 

The Chargers have suffered consecutive heartbreakers, losing their first two games by a mere five points. Their season opener ended in a 36-34 defeat to the Miami Dolphins, followed by a nail-biting overtime loss of 27-24 to the Tennessee Titans.

The Vikings, in a similar predicament, have faced their share of close calls. Minnesota’s two losses have amounted to a nine-point differential. The irony lies in the belief that both teams could be sporting a 2-0 record at this juncture, yet they now find themselves on the precipice of a 0-3 start. The Los Angeles Chargers come into this game -1, despite being on the road at the Vikings. The total points for this game is set at 54

Check out the NFL betting odds, analysis, and free pick for Los Angeles Chargers versus the Minnesota Vikings afternoon game on NFL Week 3.

 

Chargers vs Vikings Odds and Betting Prediction for the Game | MyBookie NFL Week 3 Regular Season Preview

Los Angeles Chargers vs Minnesota Vikings Betting
ATS Odds: Chargers -1
Money line Odds: Chargers -110 / Vikings -110
Over/Under Odds: 54

Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 pm ET | FOX
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

 

Chargers Hope for Ekeler’s Return

Despite Justin Herbert’s impressive performance, amassing over 530 passing yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception, his team remains winless this season. This must be deeply frustrating for the talented signal caller. Even Keenan Allen’s remarkable two-touchdown catch on Sunday couldn’t steer the Chargers to victory. 

The absence of their top running back, Austin Ekeler, due to injury added to their woes. Ekeler had delivered a stellar performance, rushing for over 115 yards in the game against the Dolphins.

In Sunday’s matchup, Joshua Kelley assumed the role of running back, contributing an average of 65 yards per game over the first two games of the season for the Chargers. The Achilles’ heel for the Chargers lies in their defense, which has been leaky, conceding an average of 31.5 points per game.

As we approach Week 3, all eyes will be on the Los Angeles Chargers injury report as they hope to get Ekeler back.

 

Vikings Hoping for Home Cooking

Minnesota had a golden opportunity to secure a significant victory against Philadelphia but struggled to stymie the Eagles‘ offense effectively, allowing them to score 34 points in their triumph. 

One concerning trend for the Vikings is their propensity for turnovers. While Kirk Cousins has only thrown one interception, the offense has lost the ball four times due to fumbles, including a critical one in the end zone that thwarted a potential score for Justin Jefferson and the Vikings.

Speaking of Jefferson, he continues to showcase himself as one of the premier receivers in the league. The former LSU standout has hauled in an impressive 20 receptions for 309 yards this season, although he has yet to find the end zone. 

If he can maintain his exceptional receiving yardage while adding some touchdowns to the mix and helping Minnesota secure victories, his odds for the NFL MVP title could see an upswing. In the touchdown department, Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson have notched two each, with K.J. Osborn contributing one. Alexander Mattison leads the ground game but averages just 31 yards per game.

 

Los Angeles Chargers vs Minnesota Vikings Final Prediction | Chargers and Vikings Fight to the End

We expect this to be an excellent National Football League game. It’s a surprise that both these teams have yet to win a game, and one of them will start the season 0-3. In the end, though, the Vikings, being at home, get the nod. 

Look for Kirk Cousins to find his weapons early and often, and the Chargers do not have an answer for them. Brandon Staley’s seat gets a little warmer with another loss. 

Betting the Minnesota Vikings +1 is the way to go with this game on Sunday afternoon.

NFL Week 3 Pick: Minnesota Vikings +1 | Bet Chargers vs Vikings
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game


 

Los Angeles Chargers Last 5

Date OPP Result
9/17/23 @ TEN L27-24 OT
9/10/23 vs MIA L36-34
8/25/23 @ SG W23-12
8/18/23 vs NO L22-17
8/11/23 @ LAR W34-17
 

Los Angeles Chargers Injury Report

Name | Position Status DATE
Austin Ekeler RB Questionable Sep 20
Eric Kendricks LB Questionable Sep 20
Joey Bosa LB Questionable Sep 20
Daiyan Henley LB Questionable Sep 20
Chris Rumph II LB Questionable Sep 20
 

AFC West Standings | Los Angeles Chargers

Name | Position W L T Strk
Las Vegas Raiders 1 1 0 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 1 1 0 W1
Los Angeles Chargers 0 2 0 L2
Denver Broncos 0 2 0 L2

Minnesota Vikings Last 5

Date OPP Result
9/14/23 @ PHI L34-28
9/10/23 vs TB L20-17
8/26/23 vs ARI L18-17
8/19/23 vs TEN L24-16
8/10/23 @ SEA L24-13
 

Minnesota Vikings Injury Report

Name | Position Status DATE
Olisaemeka Udoh OT IR Sep 19
Jordan Hicks LB Questionable Sep 20
Josh Metellus S Questionable Sep 20
Jalen Nailor WR Questionable Sep 20
Marcus Davenport LB Questionable Sep 20
 

NFC North Standings | Minnesota Vikings

Name | Position W L T Strk
Green Bay Packers 1 1 0 L1
Detroit Lions 1 1 0 L1
Minnesota Vikings 0 2 0 L2
Chicago Bears 0 2 0 L2
 

Los Angeles Chargers at Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends

  • In the last 4 of 4 Away games, the Los Angeles Chargers have hit the Moneyline bet (ROI: 65.3%)
  • In the last 1 of 2 Home games, the Los Angeles Chargers have not hit the Moneyline bet (ROI: -24.7%)
  • In the last 5 of 6 games, the Los Angeles Chargers have hit the Moneyline bet (ROI: 35.3%)
  • The Minnesota Vikings have hit the Moneyline in 8 of their last 9 games (ROI: 52.4%)
  • The Minnesota Vikings have hit the Moneyline in 4 of their last 5 Away games (ROI: 57.9%)
  • In the last 4 of 4 Home games, the Minnesota Vikings have hit the Moneyline bet (ROI: 45.5%)
  • In the last 3 of 4 Away games, the Los Angeles Chargers have hit the Point Spread bet (ROI: 43.0%)
  • The Los Angeles Chargers have not covered the Point Spread in 2 of their last 2 Home games (ROI: -100.0%)
  • In the last 3 of 6 games, the Los Angeles Chargers have not hit the Point Spread bet (ROI: -4.7%)
  • In the last 4 of 9 games, the Minnesota Vikings have not hit the Point Spread bet (ROI: -3.7%)
  • The Minnesota Vikings have not hit the Point Spread in 2 of their last 5 Away games (ROI: -2.4%)
  • The Minnesota Vikings have not hit the Point Spread in 2 of their last 4 Home games (ROI: -5.3%)

 

The following NFL betting odds are based on MyBookie Sportsbook.

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San Francisco 49ers +550
Kansas City Chiefs +700
Baltimore Ravens +800
Buffalo Bills +1000
Detroit Lions +1200
Cincinnati Bengals +1300
Dallas Cowboys +1600
Philadelphia Eagles +1800
Miami Dolphins +2000
Green Bay Packers +2200
Houston Texans +2200
LA Chargers +2500
New York Jets +2500
Jacksonville Jaguars +3500
Los Angeles Rams +3500
Cleveland Browns +4000
Minnesota Vikings +4000
Atlanta Falcons +5000
Chicago Bears +5000
Indianapolis Colts +5000
Denver Broncos +7500
Las Vegas Raiders +7500
New Orleans Saints +7500
Pittsburgh Steelers +7500
Seattle Seahawks +7500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500
Arizona Cardinals +10000
New England Patriots +15000
New York Giants +15000
Tennessee Titans +15000
Washington Commanders +15000
Carolina Panthers +25000

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