Minnesota Vikings Road Betting Favorites vs. New York Jets – NFL Week 7

Minnesota Vikings NFL Season Betting Lines, Schedule and expert analysis

The Minnesota Vikings are 3.5-points road faves against the New York Jets, according to NFL betting sites. It doesn’t help the Jets’ odds at the best online sportsbooks that 18 players were listed on Wednesday’s injury report. Of which half did not practice. “It’s pretty lengthy,” head coach Todd Bowles said of the report. “We will see how [the injured players] come back this week and get treatment. If not, we’ve got guys that we are working in just in case and we will be ready to go with those guys.” The silver lining is that the rumors of starting QB Sam Darnold’s injury were greatly exaggerated. Darnie injured his elbow making a tackle after being picked off in last week’s win over the Colts. However, the rookie practiced without limitations.

On the not so silvery side, running back Isaiah Crowell and wide receivers Robby Anderson, Terrelle Pryor and Quincy Enunwa did miss practice. Which leaves Darnold with not a whole lot of people to whom to give the ball.

Betting Vikings

Wide receiver Adam Thielen has set a league record with 58 catches in the first six games. Additionally, he became the first player in 57 years to begin a season with six straight 100-yard receiving games.

Running back Latavius Murray had a career-best 155 rushing yards against the Cards last weekend. But then Arizona allows 151 yards on the ground compared to the Jets’ 130.

Starting QB Kirk Cousins has lost five fumbles and thrown three interceptions.

Betting NY Jets

And speaking of TOs, the Jets have forced 15 turnovers this season. In lieu of offensive firepower, that’s how you can win games and cover the NFL betting sites spread. Especially against ‘Butterfingers’ Cousins

On the plus side, Darnold completed more than half his passes for the first time this year. He had an 80% completion percentage versus the Colts. It was the Colts, but still.

Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets NFL Week 7 Betting Preview

  • Date: October 21
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: MetLife Stadium


Lines from Intertops.eu:

  • MINNESOTA VIKINGS -3½ (-111) 46 (-105) -194
  • NEW YORK JETS  +3½ (-109) 46 (-115) +166


Minnesota Team Stats

Offense

  • Points per game: 23.3 (19th)
  • Total yards per game: 391.2 (10th)
  • Passing yards per game: 303.8 (8th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 87.3 (28th)


Defense

  • Points allowed per game: 24.7 (18th)
  • Total yards allowed per game: 359.7 (16th)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 266.8 (19th)
  • Rushing yards allowed per game: 92.8 (9th)


NY Jets Team Stats

Offense

  • Points per game: 27.5 (11th)
  • Total yards per game: 340.5 (26th)
  • Passing yards per game: 210.2 (27th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 130.3 (7th)

Defense

  • Point allowed per game: 23.2 (14th)
  • Total yards allowed per game: 381.0 (22nd)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 272.3 (22nd)
  • Rushing yards allowed per game 108.7 (17th)


Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The Vikings are 15-4-1 SU in its last 20 games
  • Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Jets is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Jets’s last 6 games
  • NY Jets is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home


The Jets scored a combined 76 points in their two straight wins, over the Broncos and the Colts. Playing against two of the worst defenses in the league is what Darnie needed to gain confidence. However, the Vikings are neither the Broncos nor the Colts. Then again, they’re not the Vikes we thought they’d be, either. If the Jets’ offense weren’t so banged up, I’d seriously think they could cover the NFL betting sites spread. And maybe even upset the Vikings straight-up.