The Minnesota Vikings (8-2) play the New England Patriots (6-4) at US Bank Stadium on 25th November at 02:20. The Minnesota Vikings are in first place in NFC North after collecting eight wins from ten games so far in the regular season, while six wins in ten matches leaves New England Patriots third in the AFC East. The oddsmakers certainly favor the Minnesota Vikings for victory when the New England Patriots come knocking on Friday. However, with the visitors coming off the back of some good wins, they might just prove to be a tough nut to crack at the US Bank Stadium. This will be the perfect game to try out the newly launched Maryland sports betting online market!
Minnesota Vikings VS New England Patriots Betting lines
Vikings VS Patriots betting expert picks
Vikings VS Patriots Moneyline
We’re taking the Minnesota Vikings (-167) for the outright win on the moneyline. The 4-1 hosts seem to excel against AFC East opposition, having won seven of their last nine matchups against teams from the division. Odds of -167 suggests they have a 63% chance of success. On the other hand, a New England Patriots win is priced at +145, with the visitors 3-2 on the road and 6-4 overall for this season.
Vikings VS Patriots Spread
The oddsmakers are siding with the Minnesota Vikings (-110) on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as 3.0-point favorites over the New England Patriots for Friday’s showdown. In the last four matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 17.8 points.
The Minnesota Vikings struggled to make home-field advantage count against the New England Patriots in their past two matchups, losing two times at the US Bank Stadium by an average losing margin of 23.5 points. The hosts are also 2-4 ATS in the past ten games at home and 4-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The smart money is on the New England Patriots, who have covered the spread in their last three games. They may be on the road, but they still look too good to pass up here. The visitors are 3-2 ATS from their six most recent road trips, as well as 6-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Minnesota Vikings VS New England Patriots Total
The points total in matches between the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots tends to sway to the lower side, as they have averaged 38.75 points in their last four meetings.
Siding with the Under (-112) seems a worthwhile bet. The total is set at 42.5, and with the two teams boasting an average points total of 38.75 from their last four matchups, it seems going under is the way to go.
The total has averaged 46.0 points in the Minnesota Vikings’ ten most recent games, as well as 47.2 points in their last five at home. Meanwhile, on the other side of the market, the total only went over in two of the last five home games for the Minnesota Vikings. They are 4-6 against the total across their last ten games, whether home or away.
In the last three matches New England Patriots played, the total went under. Interestedly, the total has gone under in six of the New England Patriots’ past nine matchups against teams from the NFC North.
Vikings VS Patriots Betting trends
- New England Patriots have covered the spread in their last three games away
NFL Power Rankings Week 12 2022, Vikings VS Patriots
Minnesota Vikings Form
The Minnesota Vikings will want to prove last week’s 3-40 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys was nothing more than a slight bump on the road, as they’ve been in excellent form otherwise. They’ve bagged four wins in their past five matches, leaving them 8-2 in the last 10 overall.
The offense has performed to its usual standards of late, putting up 22.8 points in the last five matches, which is on par with the 22.9 points average the Minnesota Vikings have achieved for this season. The art of defending isn’t something the Minnesota Vikings excel in though. By allowing 23.1 points per game, their defense has been below average compared to the rest of the league this year.
The Minnesota Vikings are touted as a potential Super Bowl challenger for this season. While it’s still early days, things are going according to plan so far. The hosts hold the second seed in the NFC Conference, leaving them set for a spot in the January playoffs. Until then, the aim will be to strengthen their position by either maintaining or improving their current seeding.
New England Patriots Form
Form is really looking good for the New England Patriots after claiming a 10-3 win against New York Jets last week. The victory extended their winning streak to three matches, improving their regular season record to 6-4. They are also 3-2 on the road.
In terms of points added, it’s fair to say the New England Patriots have a strong and consistent offense. The unit has put 22.0 points on board in the last five matches after all, while averaging 21.3 points for this season. With 16.9 points allowed per game, the New England Patriots’ defense is up in the top half of the league’s defensive rankings, which may give them some pull for their latest trip.
In 2021, the New England Patriots came home in second place in the AFC East standings after going 10-8 across all games. The visitors naturally hope to go even better this season. However, like every other team in the NFL, sealing a spot in the playoffs during this regular season is the first and foremost priority for now.
Vikings VS Patriots H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 24-10 win for the New England Patriots at the Gillette Stadium in December 2018. The US Bank Stadium has been a great hunting ground for the New England Patriots in recent years. They’ve won their last two road games against the Minnesota Vikings, and are 4-0 in the last four overall.
While the Minnesota Vikings averaged 10.5 points, the New England Patriots performed an average of 28.25 points in their four most recent head-to-head games.