|2013 NFL Week 6 Odds & Point Spread: Vikings -1 vs. Panthers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:00|
Panthers vs. Vikings Odds
Minnesota is 1-3 on the season, 1-1 at home and 2-2 against the spread. Carolina is 1-3 overall, 0-2 on the road and 1-3 against the spread. Minnesota has won three of its last four against the Panthers.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games of this series. The two teams have hit the under in 4 straight meetings and in their last four encounters in Minnesota.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Minnesota is the slight favorite t home, as they Vikings have odds of -1 point against the Panthers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 43.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Vikings as a 2-point favorite. The spread hit a peak of 2.5 points before falling back to 1 point. The over/under total opened at 44.5 points and simply moved back to 43.5.
Minnesota is coming off its bye week following its 34-27 win over Pittsburgh in London two weeks ago. The Vikings haven’t been too bad on offense, scoring at least 24 points in each game while averaging 350.6 yards per game. The defense has been an issue, as it is giving up 326 passing yards per contest, which ranks 29th in the NFL. Matt Cassel got the start in the win with Christian Ponder being injured. Cassel threw for 248 yards and two scores in the win. Adrian Peterson is running well, as he has 421 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
Carolina is coming off a 22-6 loss at Arizona last week. The Panthers haven’t been very consistent on offense this year, being held to 7 points or less in two games. They are also averaging just 329 yards per game while the defense is holding opponents to 299.6 yards per contest. Cam Newton has been held to 885 passing yards with six touchdowns while DeAngelo Williams has rushed for 330 yards.
In terms of Injuries, Minnesota cornerback Chris Cook (groin) and tight end Rhett Ellison (knee) are both questionable. Carolina tight end Greg Olsen (foot) and safety Quintin Mikell (ankle) are both questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Vikings, as Minnesota is getting 81% of the wagers with odds of -1 point against Carolina on Sunday.