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Vikings face Panthers in Week 8 odds

Two teams heading for their bye week clash in Carolina where the Vikings visit the Panthers Sunday in Week 8 NFL odds action.

The Cats, coming off a big win over Washington, are just 1-5 ATS past 6 seasons before a BYE week while the Vikings have been a reliable OVER bet (8-2 past 10 seasons before BYE week).

The Rams are 0-7 ATS in their past 7 games as an underdog. (Best underdog line may be at Bovada today )

View Minnesota vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Panthers pegged as 4-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by the books at 47 and has moved at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Panthers) and the No. 19 (Vikings) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 22-20 result in favor of the Panthers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 14-ranked offense (23.7 PPG) against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 26 at 25.4 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 288.4 yards per game, more than the Vikings give up through the air (274.9 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 99.7 yards per game. Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 11 in rushing offense at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 33-27 result against the Packers on October 23. The Vikings covered in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 60 combined points took the game OVER the total. Adrian Peterson went over the 100-yard mark (175) in his team's latest effort, but Green Bay still defeated Minnesota by a score of 33-27.

Carolina won its last outing, a 33-20 result against the Redskins on October 23. The Panthers covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 53 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time out, Washington could not slow down Steve Smith, who managed 143 receiving yards in the Panthers 33-20 victory over the Redskins Sunday.

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 5-5

Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few Vikings at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Carolina is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Green Bay, Monday, November 14
Carolina home to Tennessee, Sunday, November 13

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