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Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Week 4 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Atlanta Falcons


Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, September 28, 2014 4:25 PM ET
TCF Bank Stadium


Since the Minnesota Vikings suspended Adrian Peterson indefinitely, the team is 0-2 SU and ATS and has averaged only eight points per game.

The Vikings will try to figure things out at home this Sunday hosting the Atlanta Falcons.

Minnesota is 8-2 SU and ATS in its last 10 games as a home underdog, but one of those losses came this season hosting the New England Patriots without Peterson in the backfield.

Atlanta is off to a strong 2-1 SU and ATS start this season, but is 0-8 SU and 2-6 ATS in its last eight games on the road.

Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Minnesota Vikings opened as 2.5-point underdogs at odds maker shops such as BetDSI, while the NFL total was set at 47 for over under totals betting at GTbets.eu.

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Computer Prediction: Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 26-22 result in favor of the Falcons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Vikings sit at 1-2 (1-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Atlanta Falcons are currently 2-1 (2-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Minnesota is 0-3 OU, and Atlanta is 2-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Minnesota Vikings at No. 21 and the Atlanta Falcons at No. 12 heading into this contest.

How Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 16.67 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 24 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 170.33 yards per game, less than the Falcons secondary allows through the air, 262.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Atlanta Falcons feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 170 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta was a 56-14 winner in its last match at home against the Buccaneers. They covered the -6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 70 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Matt Ryan dusted the Buccaneers secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Falcons defeated Tampa Bay 56-14 at Georgia Dome.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 20-9 loser as they battled the Saints on the road. The Vikings failed to cover in the match as a +9.5-point underdog, while 29 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Vikings were Week 3 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-9 score against New Orleans.

Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds Trends

Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 6-13-1 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at New York, Sunday, October 5th
Minnesota at Green Bay, Thursday, October 2nd