Vikings vs. Colts Week 2 Prediction
A pair of teams looking to avoid starting the 2020 season 0-2 will meet on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium when the Colts host the Vikings at 1:00 p.m. ET. Which side will prevail?
273 Minnesota Vikings (+3) at 274 Indianapolis Colts (-3); o/u 49
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 20, 2020
NFL Week 2
Minnesota Vikings DFS Spin
Dalvin Cook rushed 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' Week 1 loss to the Packers. He also bagged a pair of two-point conversions but was a non-factor in the passing game, catching just one pass for a loss of two yards on two targets. Considering the Vikings were getting blown out most of the day, it was a very productive box score for Cook, who just signed his big-money extension Saturday. Cook will be a top-five running back play every week, and that will be no different for Week 2 against the Colts.
Indianapolis Colts DFS Spin
Philip Rivers completed 36-of-45 passes for 363 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Indianapolis' 27-20 upset loss to the Jaguars. It was high drama in Rivers' Colts debut (a la his entire career with the Chargers) as he drove the field with less than one minute remaining only to eventually deliver a dropped back shoulder fade to T.Y. Hilton and turn the ball over on downs. The veteran hit nine different receivers throughout the day but will inevitably have his entire performance boiled down to two bone-headed interceptions that allowed the Jaguars to stay competitive throughout. Rivers' presence is still terrific news for Jonathan Taylor (9/22) and Nyheim Hines (7/28/1) as Indy's running backs recorded a 37% target share in Week 1; Rivers notably targeted Los Angeles' backfield at the league's highest rate last year. He'll arguably rank as a QB1 in Week 2 against a Minnesota secondary that was scorched for four touchdowns in the season opener against Aaron Rodgers.
Vikings vs. Colts Betting Prediction
The Vikings are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against the Colts and have failed to cover in seven of their previous 10 games when listed as an underdog. Minnesota is also just 2-6 against the number in its last eight games as a road underdog. After the Colts lost a shocker last Sunday to the Jaguars, I suspect most bettors will hop on a Vikings team that won a playoff game a year ago, especially with Minnesota receiving plus odds as an underdog. That said, this feels like a trap game that bookmakers cash in on with the Colts covering in a rebound performance.
NFL WEEK 2 BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANPOLIS COLTS -3