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Vikings Look for End to Road Woes vs Faltering Jaguars

The Minnesota Vikings will try to snap out of their four-game road losing streak on Sunday when they take on the free-falling Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL Week 14 matchup at EverBank Field. The Jaguars have tumbled to the bottom of the AFC South with seven straight losses, and are winless in their past three home dates.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Jaguars' last 10 games as home underdogs.
  • The Jaguars are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games in Week 14.
  • The Vikings are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as favorite.

The 6-6 Vikings' playoff hopes suffered a devastating blow with last week's 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, which drops them to 1-6 straight up over their past seven. Minnesota has recorded against the spread wins in two of three, but has failed to cover during its four-game road slide, scoring 13 or fewer points in three of those outings.

The 2-10 Jaguars have also struggled to generate offense, failing to crack 20 points in five of their past eight outings. Jacksonville sports a 1-6 SU record at home this season, but has covered in 10 of its past 20. The Jaguars are also a surprising 7-2 ATS in their past nine after failing to cover in their previous home contest.

The Jaguars have dropped three straight to Minnesota, including a 30-12 loss to the Vikings as 2.5-point home chalk eight years ago in the only matchup between the two clubs in Jacksonville.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Jacksonville Jaguars as 3-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 40.

NFL prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 22-18 result in favor of the Jaguars earlier in the week. Watch matchup reports and the picks page for any changes, due to injuries or suspensions this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Jacksonville Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-10 overall and 6-6 ATS against the spread, while the Vikings are 6-6 and 7-5 ATS. As for the totals, Jacksonville is 7-5 on the OU, and Minnesota is 4-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Jacksonville vs Minnesota injuries news.

The game pits the Jacksonville Jaguars, currently No. 26 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Minnesota Vikings, who rate No. 13 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 18.67 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 17.42 PPG. The Jaguars aerial game is averaging 233 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 199.92 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Vikings own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 108.33 yards per game when on the road. Jacksonville, on the other hand, rates No. 27 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Vikings suffered a Week 13 loss against Dallas in their last game, falling 17-15 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
  • Jacksonville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Jacksonville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Jacksonville's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Indianapolis, Sunday, December 18th
Jacksonville at Houston, Sunday, December 18th