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Minnesota Vikings vs Las Vegas Raiders Pick and Preview

Justin Jefferson

Non-Conference NFL Matchups

Point Spread: Vikings -3 | Total Points: 40.5

This week, the Vikings will look to snap their current two-game losing streak with a victory over the Raiders. Heading into action, the team has a .500 record of 6-6. The Vikings are coming off a game where they were defeated by the Bears with a final score of 12-10. Besides their straight-up loss, the Vikings also failed to cover the spread as 3-point favorites. In the matchup with Chicago, the pre-game over/under line was 43.5. The under hit, as they combined for 22 points.

This week, the Raiders will look to snap their current two game losing streak with a victory over the Vikings. Heading into action, the team has a below .500 record of 5-7. Taking a look at their last game, the Raiders suffered a 31-17 loss to the Chiefs. The Raiders had a 14-point loss, resulting in a defeat on their ATS record. They were 9-point underdogs going into the game. Totaling 48 points alongside Kansas City, the game’s point total exceeded the set over/under line of 42.5.

Minnesota Vikings vs Las Vegas Raiders History

The last three times, the Vikings have faced off against the Raiders on the road, they are above .500 at 2-1. In the previous three head-head to matchups between the Vikings and Raiders, the Vikings have gone 2-1 vs. the spread with an average scoring differential of 10 points per game.

  • Minnesota has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 25 points per game while allowing 19. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Across the Raiders last three home games, the team averaged 13 points per game while allowing 25. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2 while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Raiders have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Minnesota has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Notable Injuries

Minnesota Vikings

  • Ed Ingram – Hip (Questionable)
  • Kene Nwangwu – Concussion (Probable)
  • Theo Jackson – Illness (Probable)
  • NaJee Thompson – Knee (Probable)
  • Malik Knowles – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Kirk Cousins – Achilles (Out)
  • Jordan Hicks – Lower Leg (Out)
  • Dean Lowry – Pectoral (Out)
  • Marcus Davenport – Ankle (Out)
  • Olisaemeka Udoh – Quad (Out)
  • James Lynch – Knee (Out)
  • Cam Akers – Achilles (Out)

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Maxx Crosby – Knee (Questionable)
  • Dalton Wagner – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Kana’i Mauga – Knee (Questionable)
  • Brandon Facyson – Shin (Questionable)
  • Kolton Miller – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Brittain Brown – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Darien Butler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Austin Walter – Undisclosed (Out)

Keys To Victory: Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota offense is currently ranked 14th in the league, averaging 21.9 points per contest. A strength of this year’s team has been their offensive line, as they have only allowed sacks on 5.7% of the team’s passing attempts. This strong protection has helped the team average 258.6 yards per game through the air. So far, the Vikings have run the ball an average of 23.7 times per game and currently hold the 28th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 3.8 yards which is 24th.

Keys To Victory: Las Vegas Raiders

On the season, Las Vegas has struggled to put up points, averaging just 16.8 points per game, placing them 24th in the league. Looking at their passing game, the Raiders come in with an average of 201.3 passing yards per game, which is 21st in the league. Presently, 63.7% of their first downs are credited to the passing game. A major problem for this year’s Las Vegas offense is their lack of production in the run game. Per attempt, the team is averaging just 3.5 yards per attempt. Overall, they are the 31st ranked team in yards per game.

Betting Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Minnesota has been good against the spread, posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 25 points per game.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Raiders offense has averaged 13 points per game while allowing an average of 27. Las Vegas posted an overall record of 0-5 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Raiders have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Las Vegas posted a straight-up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Vikings have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight-up mark of 3-2.


  • Minnesota Vikings 21 – Las Vegas Raiders 20
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