Cardinals vs. Vikings Pick
Will Sunday's matchup between the Cardinals and Vikings be low-scoring for bettors?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, this game opened as a pick'em and is currently a pick'em, while the total opened at 41.5 and has been bet down to 40.5. Arizona enters play with a 4-4 record and is 1-2 on the road, while Minnesota is 5-4 overall and 3-1 at home.
CARDINALS KEY TRENDS: The Cardinals have failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 12 games overall, including last week when they were a double-digit home favorite versus the 49ers. They're also just 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus NFC opponents and are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous contest.
VIKINGS KEY TRENDS: The Vikings are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 home games and are 36-15 against the number in their last 51 games despite failing to cover in each of their last four games. They're also 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 games coming off a straight up loss and are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, is 4-1 in the Vikings' last five home games and is 12-5 in the Cardinals' last 17 games overall. Both of these teams are banged up on the offensive side of the ball. The Cardinals continue to lean heavily on David Johnson and their running game while the Vikings attempt to use short, quick passes to keep Sam Bradford upright. Both strategies have led to low-scoring games, coupled with the fact that both defenses are solid. It's a low number, but the under should cash.
NFL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: CARDINALS/VIKINGS UNDER 40.5