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Will the Vikings' Skid Reach Five Games?

What in the world is going on with the Minnesota Vikings? After starting the season 5-0, the Vikes (5-4) have dropped four straight games, which has left the NFC North entirely up for grabs. Mike Zimmer’s club will be looking for a much-needed win against the Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1) in Week 11.

Shark Bites
  • The Vikings are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games in Week 11.
  • The Cardinals are 5-0 SU in their last five games in November.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Cardinals' last 14 games against the NFC.

Sportsbooks opened the game as a pick’em with an OVER/UNDER of 41.5.

Minny has traditionally had a major edge in this series, as the Vikings have won 10 of their last 13 against Arizona. The UNDER is also red-hot when they collide, evidenced by each of the previous three meetings between the squads going UNDER the total.

Speaking of UNDERs, both Minnesota and Arizona have been a boon in that department so far in 2016. Both teams own identical 3-6 OVER/UNDER records through nine games. Carson Palmer and company have gone OVER in three games away from Arizona, though.

Covering the spread against good teams has been a tall order for the Cardinals lately, and Arizona backers will be hoping they can buck their current 1-5 ATS slide in their last six vs opponents with records over .500.

The Vikings have averaged just 14 points per game during the aforementioned skid. Minny’s atrocious offensive line and the ineffective play of running backs Jerick McKinnon, Ronnie Hillman and Matt Asiata are the main factors for that. The purple and gold own the league’s second-worst rushing attack with 69.8 yards per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Arizona Cardinals listed as 0-point at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 41 over at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 24-19 result in favor of the Vikings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Cardinals will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 3-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Minnesota Vikings are 5-4 ATS. Arizona is 3-5-1 against the over under total, while Minnesota is 3-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Arizona injuries news.

The Minnesota Vikings sit at No. 8 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Arizona Cardinals are at No. 13 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 19.44 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 17.78 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 232.56 yards per game, more than the Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 195.11 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Arizona Cardinals own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 166.67 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Arizona's last outing, Carson Palmer threw for 376 yards to lead the Cardinals over San Francisco 23-20 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Sam Bradford handled the Redskins defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 307 yards and 2 scores, but Minnesota still lost to Washington 26-20.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Arizona is 14-6-1 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 19-6 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Atlanta, Sunday, November 27th
Minnesota at Detroit, Thursday, November 24th

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