Arizona Cardinals (1-4) at Minnesota Vikings (2-2-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)
Line and Odds: Minnesota Vikings -9.5 — Over/Under: 43
FREE NFL Football Prediction Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings will aim for their second straight win when they host the Arizona Cardinals in week six action Sunday afternoon from U.S. Bank Stadium. The Cardinals are coming off a 28-18 road win against the 49ers, and the Vikings edged the Eagles 23-21 in their previous action.
Cardinals Record First Win of Season
The Cardinals enter this game at a disappointing 1-4 on the season, but have a lot more confidence after notching their first win of the season in a 28-18 road battle against the 49ers last week. Cardinals QB Josh Rosen logged in 170 yards and a TD, while David Johnson led the rush on 55 yards and two touchdowns. Christian Kirk was the high man in the receiving department for Arizona with three grabs for 85 yards and a TD. The was Josh Rosen’s only second NFL career start and he’s had some trouble, completing only 40% of his passes. The rookie QB out of UCLA could take some time to find a comfort level, and he enters this one with 368 passing yards and a 2:1 TD to INT ratio. The Arizona defense has played really good in three straight games. They limited the 49ers to only 18 points after holding Seattle to 20 points in week four. The Cardinals have struggled against the run which is countered by a solid pass defense. Arizona is tied for last place in the NFC West.
Kirk Thrives in Big Win Against Super Bowl Champs
The Vikings snapped a two game skid with a much needed 23-21 road victory against the Eagles last game to improve to 2-2-1 on the year. Kirk Cousins was remarkable, tallying up 301 passing yards with one touchdown. The 30-year old quarterback has amounted at least 296 passing yards in four consecutive games, and he has accumulated 1688 passing yards with a 11:2 TD to INT ratio on the season. Dalvin Cook sat out last week with a hamstring injury and he is questionable for this game. Latavius Murray has showed that he is more than capable of carrying the load. Murray has tallied 106 rushing yards on the season. The dynamic duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs continue to thrive. They combined for 207 receiving yards against the Eagles last week. Thielen has collected 589 receiving yards on the year. The Vikings offense has found a rhythm, scoring a combined 54 points in their last two games. The Vikings’ stifling defense got back in stride with a solid performance against the Eagles, allowing only two total touchdowns. Overall their defense hasn’t been as sharp as last season, and they are missing defensive end Everson Griffen who is out indefinitely with a hand injury. Minnesota is tied for second place in the tight NFC North.
Cover The Spread 365 NFL Betting Trends
4-0 ATS in their last four in October
36-15 ATS in their last 51 following an ATS win
36-15-1 ATS in their last 51 home games
5-2 ATS in their last seven overall
5-2 ATS in their last seven versus the NFC
3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games
FREE NFL Football Pick Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals
Here’s assuming the Vikings don’t lose 27-6 as double-digit favorites as they did at home a few weeks ago against Buffalo. Arizona was pushed around the field by CJ Beathard and the Niners last Sunday. What do you think Kirk Cousins may do? I get why this total is so low — oddsmakers don’t think the Cardinals will score more than 17. They probably won’t. Under is 5-1 in Vikings last 6 home games. Numbers don’t lie folks.