A couple of NFL squads with continued playoff aspirations hit the gridiron at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers believe they’re playoff teams. The Panthers have more to prove after suffering their second straight loss in NFL Week 5. Will Carolina get back on the winning track? Or will the Vikings show why many consider them a wildcard team? Keep reading for NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Vikings at Panthers.
NFL Betting Preview for Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers
NFL Week 6: Minnesota at Carolina Game Odds & Info
- When: Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
- TV / Streaming: FOX
- ATS Odds: Minnesota -1
- Moneyline Odds: Off
- Over/Under Odds: 46
Why bet on Minnesota versus Carolina?
Quietly, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins is having a great season. In five games, Cousins has completed 69.6% of his passes, thrown for 1,396 yards, and tossed 10 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions. Cousins has become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He can manage the Vikings to a victory on Sunday.
Minnesota Vikings Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 382.8
- Passing Yards: 269.0
- Rushing Yards: 113.8
- Points Scored: 22.6
- Turnovers: 4
Minnesota Vikings Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 368.8
- Passing Yards: 238.8
- Rushing Yards: 130.0
- Points Scored: 21.8
- Takeaways: 4
Why bet on Carolina versus Minnesota?
Carolina is much better than what they showed in the surprising loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But the Eagles aren’t as bad as many believe. Not only is Jalen Hurts a much better quarterback than some might think, but Philadelphia may have the best left tackle in football in Jordan Mailata. Still, Carolina knows they blew the game. So the Panthers figure to bounce back with a great effort in this.
Carolina Panthers Team Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 363.4
- Passing Yards: 255.6
- Rushing Yards: 107.8
- Points Scored: 23.0
- Turnovers: 7
Carolina Panthers Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 255.8
- Passing Yards: 161.6
- Rushing Yards: 94.2
- Points Scored: 17.4
- Takeaways: 5
Vikings at Panthers Relevant Trends
- Vikings are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite
- Minnesota is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games
- Over is 5-1 in Vikings last 6 games as a favorite
- Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss
- Carolina is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games at home
- Under is 7-1 in Panthers last 8 games
Minnesota Vikings versus Carolina Panthers Final Betting Prediction
Sometimes, choosing the winner against the spread is as easy as picking the team with the better quarterback. Vikings versus Panthers is one of those times.
Minnesota starts one of the top signal-callers in the NFL. Whether you agree with his vaccine stance or not, Cousins is a terrific quarterback. Sam Darnold?
Not so much. Darnold has thrown 6 TDs and 6 interceptions. He’s completing a decent percentage, 65.6%, but what does it matter if every time he steps back to throw it could lead to a turnover?
Also, Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook is listed as questionable in this game. If Cook plays, the Vikings have another weapon to grab the victory in this. Back the Vikings to cash.
NFL Week 6 Pick: Minnesota Vikings