The Minnesota Vikings may finally have found the weapon they need to surmount the NFC's toughest teams and get to the Super Bowl.
New England and Minnesota finalized a trade Wednesday for Randy Moss, the disgruntled and mercurial WR. After failing to make a single grab Monday as the Patriots hammered the Dolphins 41-14, Moss was apparently upset and the Patriots were apparently ready to move on without him.
The trade immediately pushed the Vikings Super Bowl odds from 25/1 to 18/1 at online sportsbook Sportsbook, which soon after added five special Week 5 Randy Moss props to their NFL odds menu.
“It gives Minnesota the one element it has sorely lacked and that is a top-end wideout threat,” Sportsbook sportsbook manager Richard Gardner said this morning. “If Moss and Favre can develop any chemistry at all, this reasserts the Vikings as Super Bowl contenders even after their sluggish start.”
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The Vikings play Monday against the Jets and the line had already been moving in Minnesota's favor (from +6.5 to +4 since it opened Monday). This may push it further, assuming Moss can get ready in time.
New England's Super Bowl odds remain unchanged at 11/1.
“Moss hadn't really much of a role in New England's offense this season, so we couldn’t justify pushing their odds lower,” explained Gardner. “Removing him from the mix may actually be a case of addition by subtraction for the Patriots."
For Week 5, Sportsbook has posted the following fun Randy Moss props.
Total Receiving Yards vs New York Jets – Over/Under 62.5
Total Receptions vs New York Jets – Over/Under 4
Total Receiving Yards Regular Season as a member of Minnesota - Over/Under 750
Total Receptions Regular Season as a member of Minnesota - Over/Under 45.5
Total TDs Regular Season as a member of Minnesota – Over/Under 4.5
Check out the latest Minnesota Vikings vs New York Jets odds and point spreads on every Week 5 NFL game here at OddsShark.com.
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