Minnesota Vikings Season Wins Total Odds & Prediction

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By Mike Rose

 

With just two first place finishes and only three postseason appearances, the Minnesota Vikings opted for a reset letting Mike Zimmer and his staff go after eight trying campaigns. More was expected from the peeps cutting the checks with the talent at hand. The offseason additions of GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and HC Kevin O’Connell have paved a new path for the franchise. Since winning 10 games back in 2019, the Vikings have combined for 15 wins and 18 losses each of the last two seasons. However, seven of their nine from a year ago came by just one possession; an average of just 3.8 points to be exact! It resulted in a winning 9-8 mark against the closing NFL odds at SugarHouse Sportsbook; one of only nine winning records against the spread in the NFC. With the former OC of the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams now calling the shots in the Twin Cities, will this be the season Kirk Cousins actually lives up to his gargantuan contract and shares the stage with the quarterback elites? If he does, the sky’s the limit for what looks to be a loaded and experienced offense. Whether the team returns to the playoffs ultimately depends on how quickly new DC Ed Donatell is able to mold a defense that was retooled via the draft and free agency.

 

Bet the Minnesota Vikings Season Wins Total at SugarHouse Sportsbook

 

Minnesota Vikings Season Wins Total: 9 Over -118

 

The number to beat initially hit the board at 8.5 with heavy -130 juice supplanted on the over. It has since been bet up to nine with more vig still attached to the high side of the impost. The betting market still seems bullish on this team even though it’s cashed the over of its season wins total once in the last four seasons. I agree with the sentiment! The schedule strength per Sharp Football Analysis rates out similarly as it did a year ago in the middle of the pack. However this time around, Minnesota gets the benefit of playing nine home games and only seven true road games. Their eighth game away from the Twin Cities will be played across the pond versus the Saints in Week 4.

 

Minnesota Vikings Football Schedule

Week 1: Packers at Vikings, Sunday, September 11, 4:25 p.m. ET

Week 2: Vikings at Eagles, Monday, September 19, 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Week 3: Lions at Vikings, Sunday, September 25, 1 p.m. ET

Week 4: Saints at Vikings, Sunday, October 2, 8:30 a.m. ET, NFL Network

Week 5: Bears at Vikings, Sunday, October 9, 1 p.m. ET

Week 6: Vikings at Dolphins, Sunday, October 16, 1 p.m. ET

Week 7: Bye Week

Week 8: Cardinals at Vikings, Sunday, October 30, 1 p.m. ET

Week 9: Vikings at Commanders, Sunday, November 6, 1 p.m. ET

Week 10: Vikings at Bills, Sunday, November 13, 1 p.m. ET

Week 11: Cowboys at Vikings, Sunday, November 17, 4:25 p.m. ET

Week 12: Patriots at Vikings, Thursday, November 24, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Week 13: Jets at Vikings, Sunday, December 4, 1 p.m. ET

Week 14: Vikings at Lions, Sunday, December 11, 1 p.m. ET

Week 15: Colts at Vikings, Sunday, December 18, 1 p.m. ET

Week 16: Giants at Vikings, Saturday, December 24, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 17: Vikings at Packers, Sunday, January 2, 4:25 p.m. ET

Week 18: Vikings at Bears, Sunday, January 8, 1 p.m. ET

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Minnesota Vikings Season Win Total Analysis

 

I really dig how the Vikings schedule plays out early on. They get the Packers at home followed by a trip to Philly to battle the Eagles before returning home to oppose the Lions whom they’ve beaten four straight times in their own house. Win both home games and test the Eagles in front of their rabid fan base, and their current +260 odds of winning the NFC North will be cut dramatically at SugarHouse. Following that Week 4 tilt with New Orleans, they’ll return home for a clash with the division rival Bears and then head to Miami the following week before going on bye. If they play their cards right and go 5-1 or 4-2, the Vikings will be on solid ground.

 

This is a team who currently owns -110 odds of qualifying for the playoffs. The remainder of the schedule would never be confused with a walk in the park, but by then the youngsters on defense will have settled in and the offense will be firing on all cylinders.

 

In selecting S Lewis Cine and CB Andrew Booth with their first two selections in the NFL Draft, upper management let it be known that they know their porous defense was a major problem area. The pedigree of those two players (Georgia/Clemson) is good enough for me to expect some drastic improvement on that side of the ball. Should that come to fruition like I expect it to, Minnesota is going to be dangerous! How could it not with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison sharing the running back duties, while Justin Jefferson continues to show out like he has the first two seasons of his career? And don’t forget about veteran pass catcher Adam Thielen and the underrated K.J. Osborn! If the offensive line acclimates quickly, the Vikings offense will rank out amongst the best in the league - write that down! This team was one of the best over bets in the NFL last year (11-6). If that continues to be the case in 2022-23, my assumption of the defense improving didn’t come to pass. Though I came just short of cashing an over ticket on this team last year, it won’t stop me from firing once again. Don’t be shocked if removing Zimmer from the equation ultimately turns out to be the catalyst this franchise needed to live up to its potential. The Vikings odds of winning the NFC currently clock in at 17-1; Jus Sayn’!

 

Minnesota Vikings Season Win Total Prediction: Over 9