Falcons vs. Vikings Week 6 Prediction
The Falcons fired head coach Dan Quinn following their 0-5 start and hope to get a bump from the coaching change when they visit the Vikings at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. That said, will it be more of the same for Atlanta in another straight up loss and failed cover?
255 Atlanta Falcons (+4) at 256 Minnesota Vikings (-4); o/u 54
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 18, 2020
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Atlanta Falcons DFS Spin
Matt Ryan completed 21-of-37 passes for 226 yards and an interception in the Falcons' Week 5 loss to the Panthers. Ryan has looked bad without Julio Jones. He's feeling pressure that isn't there and is missing passes he typically makes. It's tough to figure out, especially with Atlanta's offensive line better than it was in previous seasons. Dan Quinn's obsession with running on 1st and 10 certainly isn't helping. Atlanta needs to start over with their coaching staff. Ryan hasn't thrown a touchdown since the first quarter of Week 1, and even that was a 1-yard score. Ryan simply needs Julio back in the lineup to be on the QB1/2 border in fantasy.
Minnesota Vikings DFS Spin
Kirk Cousins completed 27-of-39 passes for 249 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the Vikings' Week 5 loss to the Seahawks. Cousins was sacked three times and fumbled on the final play of the night. This was still one of his better games after getting held to four touchdowns over the last three weeks. The 39 pass attempts were a season high for Cousins, who was forced to play without Dalvin Cook in the second half. Cousins had the Vikings in position to win late in the fourth quarter, but they came up one yard short of closing it out. Cousins will be a back-end streaming option for a potentially high-scoring Week 6 matchup with the Falcons.
Falcons vs. Vikings Betting Prediction
The Falcons are 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings with the Vikings and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games overall. They’re also 7-20 against the number in their last 27 games played in the month of October and are 5-21 at the betting window in their last 26 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous contest. The Vikings, meanwhile, are 10-2-1 against the spread in their last 13 games played in the month of October, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus an opponent with a losing record and are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 home games when facing an opponent with a losing road record.
NFL WEEK 6 BETTING PREDICTION: MINNESOTA VIKINGS -4