Minnesota Vikings Odds and Betting Analysis for the 2023 Playoffs

Minnesota Vikings Odds and Betting Analysis for the 2023 Playoffs

The Minnesota Vikings were one of the surprise teams in the NFL this season. Many experts expected the Green Bay Packers to run away with the NFC North. Well, the Vikings had other thoughts. Starting with their Week 1 victory over Green Bay, that was the spark that started the Vikings run throughout the regular season. Finishing at 13-4, the Vikings were the team that ran away with the NFC North. They won the division by four games over the Detroit Lions. By winning the North, the Vikings earned the #3 seed in the NFC Playoffs.

The #3 seed earned the Vikings a home game with the New York Giants. The Giants are also a team that wasn’t expected to be in the playoff mix this season. We’ll now take a look at the Vikings postseason chances, and we’ll give you our NFL Playoffs Betting advice when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings and their postseason run.

Are the Vikings as Good as their Record Says They Are?

The Vikings are a Mystery

Why is everyone so against the 13-4 Vikings? For one thing, it’s a very rare situation that a 13-4 team gives up more points than it scores. Minnesota scored 424 points, but gave up 427 points. Many of their victories were by three or fewer points, and they had a couple of miraculous come-from-behind victories, including one over the Buffalo Bills, and the 33-point come-from-behind win over the Indianapolis Colts.

One of the main reasons that it’s hard to trust the Vikings is because of Kirk Cousins. Cousins can look like an All-Pro one night, and then look like a practice squad quarterbacks the next. With the weapons that he has on offense, it’s hard to think that Cousins can’t put up better numbers than he has. Justin Jefferson is arguably the best wide receiver in the league, and yet Cousins at times, can’t seem to get on the same page with him.

The Vikings defense is also an issue. As we stated earlier, even though they won 13 games, this unit gave up 427 points, which is an average of right around 25 points per game. It’s hard to win games when your defense struggles like Minnesota’s has.

Betting Numbers and Why We Don’t Want to Wager on the Vikings

The Vikings are a +900 to win the NFC, and a +3000 to win the Super Bowl. While the Vikings have the potential to go on a run, we just don’t trust them. Cousins can be so inconsistent, and the defense can be an issue. While the Vikings could be a good value bet, we’re not willing to risk our money on the Vikings. 

While it’s possible that they can beat the New York Giants at home, as Minnesota is 8-1 at home this season, this will more than likely be their only home game of the postseason. We just don’t think the Vikings are better than the Philadelphia Eagles or the San Francisco 49ers, so we’re not going to place any wagers on the Minnesota Vikings. 


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