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The Minnesota Vikings hope to keep up their historic dominance over the Arizona Cardinals when they host the Cardinals at the Metrodome this Sunday.

Minnesota is 11-3 SU and 9-5 ATS over Arizona in 14 meetings since 1991, including a perfect 7-0 SU (and 5-2 ATS) record at home.

Arizona is just 3-14 SU in its last 17 road games and 7-14 ATS in its last 21 road games. The total has gone UNDER in five of Arizona's last six games and in four of Minnesota's last five.

View Arizona vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Vikings in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag, while the total was sitting at 41.5 over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Vikings and the No. 23-ranked Cardinals, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 24-22 result in favor of the Vikings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 15-ranked offense (24.3 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 4 at 16.2 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 230.2 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (216 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100.5 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 7 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Arizona was a 19-16 loser at home against the Bills. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (35) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinals suffered a Week 6 loss against Buffalo in their last game, falling 19-16 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 38-26 result against the Redskins on October 14. The Vikings failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 64 combined points took the game OVER the total. Christian Ponder's 352-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Washington earned a 38-26 win over Minnesota on Sunday at FedExField.

Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 6-4

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Minnesota is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona

Next up:
Arizona home to San Francisco, Monday, October 29
Minnesota home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, October 25

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