The Las Vegas Raiders look to keep the momentum rolling as they face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Las Vegas Raiders are 5-1 SU in their last six games and 4-1 ATS in their last six games. The Vikings vs Raiders prediction will be difficult as Minnesota is 5-1 SU versus Las Vegas in their last six games.
Vikings vs Raiders Odds & Analysis
The Vikings vs Raiders opened as Raiders -2.5 favorites and have seen their line move to -3.5 as the game closes in. Coming off a commanding victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Hall of Fame game, it is clear the public is keen on the revamped Las Vegas squad against Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota Hopes To Get The Offense Rolling In Kevin O’Connell’s Debut
The Minnesota Vikings kicked Head Coach Mike Zimmer to the curb in the offseason as they welcomed Kevin O’Connell to the helm. Previously a member of the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff, the addition of O’Connell should be music to the ears of Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson as they transition from a defensive-minded head coach to that of the offensive inclination.
Likely to employ a pass-heavy offense, expect to see a hefty dose of the Cousins-Jefferson connection. However, this does not necessarily mean Dalvin Cook will not be utilized at a high rate in both the run and pass game. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games and should have a realistic chance to go this direction.
Raiders Attempt To Keep Their Good Play Going In Second Preseason Game
The Raiders also welcomed a new Head Coach to their leadership room as they poached Josh McDaniels from the New England Patriots. McDaniels began his Las Vegas career with a bang as he led the Raiders to a considerable win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Hall of Fame Game.
McDaniels has been very public about how serious he and his teams take the preseason. Without integrating many of his team’s stars into the game plan in the preseason opener, the addition of Davante Adams alongside Derek Carr will be the main relationship to keep an eye on for the postseason. The total has gone OVER in 13 of Las Vegas' last 19 games at home.
Vikings vs Raiders Pick & Insights
Vikings: Keys To Cover
The Raiders vs. Vikings prediction will come down to the Minnesota defense. Tasked with keeping up with the firepower of Las Vegas on Sunday, the Vikings turned to defensive players in the NFL Draft in April in five of their first six selections.
Raiders: Keys To Cover
The Hall of Fame Game saw Josh Jacobs play significant minutes. If he does the same again, the Alabama product should be the key for the Raiders vs. Vikings prediction. With Minnesota boasting a weak defense, the Raiders potent offense should have their way.
NFL Computer Pick: Raiders -3.5
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Odds Shark Staff Thu, Sep 29, 12:44pm