Vikings vs Jaguars Pick: Odds Preview

After winning only three games last year, the Minnesota Vikings are hoping for a win Sunday when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Metrodome.

But they do so against the team that has been the best Week 1 against-the-spread foe of the past 13 years.

The Jaguars (+3.5 at 5Dimes) just became a much tougher out Sunday though with news that star running back Maurice Jones-Drew has ended his holdout. And their 11-2 ATS run in 13 season openers means they bring it in Week 1, even if they don't for the rest of the regular season.

Rashad Jennings is still expected to start Week 1. Minnesota is 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in its last five games at home and is also a profitable 8-2 ATS past 10 season openers.

View Jacksonville vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Jaguars listed as 4.5-point underdogs at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 38 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings - Jaguars odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 25 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Jaguars sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 16-14 win for the Jaguars.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 2-8

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7

 

A few Jaguars at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Jacksonville's last 16 games
Jacksonville is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Jacksonville home to Houston, Sunday, September 16
Minnesota at Indianapolis, Sunday, September 16

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