Vikings vs. Patriots Total Prediction
The Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots will meet Sunday afternoon in Foxborough when they clash at 4:25 p.m. ET. With the total sitting in the high-40s, what is the best play for bettors when it comes to the over/under?
375 Minnesota Vikings at 376 New England Patriots
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 2
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Patriots are 5-point favorites to beat the Vikings. The total, meanwhile, sits at 49 points. As of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets are on the Patriots to cover the point spread.
Kirk Cousins completed 29-of-38 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings' Week 12 win over the Packers. Cousins had his way with an injury-ravaged Packers secondary, throwing just nine incompletions. He hit Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs for long touchdowns, with his final one coming on a red-zone strike to Adam Thielen in the third quarter. Cousins had been under some heat after a rough three-game stretch, so it's a needed bounceback. The Vikings get a matchup with the Patriots in Week 13.
New England Patriots
Tom Brady (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice. We can't remember the last time Brady was a full participant at practice. He's not in danger of missing Sunday's showdown with Minnesota. It's not an ideal matchup for Brady, though he'll still be in play as a lower-end QB1 for the final week of the fantasy regular season.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 5-1 in the Vikings’ last six road games.
The under is 6-1 in the Patriots’ last seven games played in the month of December.
The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams, is 4-0 in the Patriots’ last four games overall and is 9-3 in New England’s last 12 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in its previous game. The under is also 4-1 in the Vikings’ last five games played in December. This hasn’t been Brady’s best season and while the Vikings were better statistically a year ago on defense, they still have a unit capable of slowing down a banged-up New England offense. I like the under.
NFL Week 13 Prediction: Vikings/Patriots under 49