2013 NFL on FOX Week 9 Odds & Point Spread: Vikings vs. Cowboys Print
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Vikings vs. Cowboys Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (The Spread) – The Dallas Cowboys look to bounce back from a rough loss on Sunday when they host the struggling Minnesota Vikings at 1PM ET on FOX.

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Dallas is 4-4 overall, 3-1 at home and 7-1 against the spread while Minnesota is 1-6 overall, 0-3 on the road and 2-5 against the spread. Minnesota has won seven of its last eight meetings with Dallas.

Trends show that the Vikings are 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 meetings with Dallas, but the favorite has covered in 9 straight in this series. These two have hit the under in 5 of their last 7 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Dallas is the clear favorite, as the Cowboys have odds of -10.5 points against the Vikings on Sunday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for the game had Dallas favored by 11.5 points. The spread held there most of the week and moved up to 12 before falling back to 10.5. The over/under total opened at 47 but quickly moved to 47.5.

The Cowboys are coming off a 31-30 loss at Detroit in which the Lions scored in the closing seconds of the game. It was the third loss this season by a field goal or less for Dallas. The Cowboys have been moving the ball somewhat well, averaging 341.7 yards per game, but the defense is struggling, giving up 422.5 yards per game, including a league-worst 315.4 passing yards per game. Tony Romo has thrown for 2,216 yards and 18 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Dez Bryant has 45 receptions for 641 yards and eight scores.

Minnesota is coming off a 44-31 loss to the Packers on Monday night. It was the third straight loss for the Vikings, all coming by double digits. Minnesota has been struggling on offense, mainly due to issues at the quarterback position. Both Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman have struggled in recent games and it is not known who will start on Sunday. Running back Adrian Peterson has rushed for 571 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense, while Erin Henderson is leading the defense with 69 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions.

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In terms of Injuries, Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring) and defensive end Demarcus Ware (quad) are both questionable. Minnesota cornerback Chris Cook (hip) is also questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Dallas, as the Cowboys are getting 75% of the wagers with odds of -10.5 points against Minnesota on Sunday.

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