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TNF Betting Preview: Vikings at Cardinals

Thursday Night Football Cardinals Vikings

The Week 14 edition of Thursday Night Football pits the red-hot Arizona Cardinals against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cards, winners of six-straight heading into the primetime tilt, have been mediocre at covering the spread during that span, however (3-3 ATS).

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Vikings' last six games after an ATS loss.
  • The favored team is 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven games in this matchup.
  • The Vikings are 4-0 SU in their last four games after a loss.

The Vikings got downright embarrassed in front of their hometown fans in Week 13 in the form of a 38-7 beat down by the Seattle Seahawks. Despite the horrific loss, Minny still ranks among the top bets in the NFL this season at 9-3 ATS.

The Vikes have historically enjoyed facing Arizona. Minnesota is 10-2 SU in its last 12 meetings with the Cardinals. Arizona has also not fared particularly well in Thursday Night Football, going 1-5 SU in its previous six Thursday contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Minnesota Vikings in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 45 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33-13 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Arizona Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-3 ATS against the spread this season, while the Arizona Cardinals are 7-5 ATS. Minnesota is 2-8-2 on the over under betting totals; Arizona is 8-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 2-rated Arizona Cardinals and the No. 15-rated Minnesota Vikings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arizona's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 31.83 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 19.33 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 299.33 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 226.75 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 124.67 yards per game. The Arizona Cardinals, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Seahawks as Seattle blasted them 38-7 in Week 13 action.

Carson Palmer throttled the Rams defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 356 yards and 2 scores as Arizona handed St. Louis a 27-3 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games
  • Arizona is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Chicago, Sunday, December 20th
Arizona at Philadelphia, Sunday, December 20th

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