NFL 2021 Season: Vikings vs Chargers Betting Analysis & Prediction

NFL 2021 Season: Vikings vs Chargers Betting Analysis & Prediction

Two teams that hope to be playing in Super Bowl 56 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, will meet there on Sunday, as the Los Angeles Chargers will host the Minnesota Vikings.

The Chargers come into this one tied with the Las Vegas Raiders atop the AFC West with a 5-3 record. The Minnesota Vikings are 3-5 and are in second place in the NFC North. They are 2.5 games behind the Green Bay Packers, so they can’t afford to lose any more ground. With that in mind, it’s time to take a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this Vikings vs Chargers matchup so you can bet against their NFL odds.

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Minnesota Vikings Betting Analysis

Road games haven’t been kind to the Minnesota Vikings this season, as they are 1-3 away from home. Offensively, Kirk Cousins has had a very good season for Minnesota. He has thrown for 2,140 yards with 16 touchdown passes and just two interceptions.

Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson make up one of the best-receiving duos in the league. Combine them with running back Dalvin Cook, and you have a very good group of weapons.

Defensively, the Vikings will need to play better against Los Angeles than they did last week against the Baltimore Ravens. The Vikings defense gave up 500 yards of total offense to Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense.

They’re giving up over 23 points per game and allowing nearly 385 yards of offense per contest. They’ll face a very good offense on Sunday, so they’ll need to tighten things up.

Los Angeles Chargers Betting Analysis

The Chargers have hit a little bit of a rough patch, as they have lost two of their last three. They did get a win last weekend, as they beat the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 27-24. Justin Herbert got back on track as he threw three touchdown passes.

Speaking of Herbert, he’s had a remarkable season up to this point. He has thrown for 2,350 yards with 18 touchdown passes and six interceptions. He has a great arsenal of weapons, including Mike Williams, Keenan Allen, and running back Austin Ekeler.

The Chargers’ defense hasn’t played as well as expected. They’re giving up an average of 358 yards per game while allowing just over 25 points per contest. Joey Bosa and Derwin James Jr. are the top two defenders for the Chargers. If they want to make a playoff run, the defense will have to make some improvements throughout the season.

Prediction

The oddsmakers have made the Chargers a 2.5-point favorite in this matchup. In looking at the betting numbers, we can find numbers that support both teams. The Vikings are 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games as an underdog. The Chargers are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12.

A betting stat that stands out that makes us lean towards taking the Chargers is the fact that in their last 15 games, the Vikings are 4-11 against the spread. 2.5 points spread is not a lot, so we’re going to go ahead and take the Chargers to win this one. Minnesota will keep it close, but the Chargers will end up winning 27-24.

 

Chargers : End up winning 27-2 | Place your Bet for the Match!


 

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