Free Week 6 Prediction: Vikings vs. Panthers NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 6
(2-3) Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers (3-2)
Date: Sunday, October 17th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
NFL Week 6 ATS Betting Lines: Minnesota -1.5 | Carolina +1.5 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 6 Moneyline Odds: Minnesota -116 | Carolina -102
NFL Week 6 NFL Betting Total: O/U 46.5
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The Minnesota Vikings head into this game in 3rd place in the NFC North. The Carolina Panthers are in second place behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Minnesota Vikings enter this week’s matchup with an overall record of 2-3. So far, the Vikings have played the 18th toughest schedule in the NFL, with an average scoring margin of 0.8.
In their previous game, Minnesota squeezed out a narrow 19-17 win over the Lions. In the game, the Vikings put up 264 yards through the air and 120 on the ground. Defensively, Minnesota gave up 288 total yards.
On the season, Minnesota is ranked 19th in points scored, averaging 22.6 points per game. On the road, the Vikings are scoring 28.5 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 9th in the NFL, allowing 21.8 points per game. On offense, Minnesota throws the ball on 60.00% of their plays, leading to 269.0 yards per game. 10th in CFB. On the ground, the Vikings have rushed for 113.8 yards per contest.
So far the Vikings’ defense has generated enough turnovers to give the team an even turnover differential. The Minnesota pass rush is averaging 3.4 sacks per game.
The Carolina Panthers come into this home contest with an overall record of 3-2. So far Carolina has played the 27th toughest schedule in the NFL, with an average scoring margin of 5.6.
Last week the Panthers were given their second loss of the season after falling to the Eagles, 21-18. The Panthers put up 158 yards through the air and 109 on the ground. Defensively, Carolina gave up 273 total yards.
On the season, Carolina is ranked 16th in points scored, averaging 23.0 points per game. In games at home, the Panthers are scoring 26.0 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 3rd in the NFL, allowing 17.4 points per game.
On offense, Carolina throws the ball on 57.27% of their plays, leading to 255.6 yards per game. 13th best in CFB. On the ground, the Panthers have rushed for 107.8 yards per contest.
So far, the Panthers have lost the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of -0.4 on the season. The Carolina pass rush is averaging 3.2 sacks per game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Vikings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 6.
- Vikings are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC.
- Panthers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.
- Panthers are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games.
4* Free Week 6 NFL Betting Prediction: Minnesota -1.5
The big question surrounding the Panthers is whether or not to believe in Sam Darnold. So far, the Panthers quarterback has been one of the best surprises of the season. The Panthers have also benefited from one of the easiest schedules.
If their defense is unable to hold up against better competition, the Panthers might drop quickly in the standings. The Vikings are the victim of several close losses and have played better than their record suggests.
Defensively, the Panthers are the superior unit giving up 4 fewer points per game than the Vikings. However, they will have their hands full covering Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. I expect the Vikings defensive pass rush to make life difficult on Darnold leading to a potential turnover.
This week I am taking the Vikings to rattle off their second straight win.
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