Minnesota Vikings vs Baltimore Ravens News & Picks
Minnesota Vikings vs Baltimore Ravens Odds
|Minnesota Vikings||+5½ -110||49½ -110o||+200|
|Baltimore Ravens||-5½ -110||49½ -110u||-240|
**Odds as of 11/01**
Week 9 features an inter-conference matchup when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Minnesota dropped a disappointing 20-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at home in prime time on Sunday.
The Ravens come off a bye week after a horrific 41-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengalsin Week 7. NFL betting lines have opened with the Ravens at -5½, with the total at 4½.
The Ravens come into this matchup atop the AFC North despite a blowout loss to the division rival Bengals. Baltimore’s defense was shredded for over 500 yards in Week 7, including 416 yards through the air. Tackling has been an issue all year for the Baltimore defense, which leads the league in missed tackles (55).
The Ravens have taken a big leap in the passing department with Lamar Jackson showing more consistency. The fourth-year quarterback has 10 touchdowns passes and is seventh in league with 1,943 passing yards.
Baltimore only got 27 yards from its running backs against the Bengals, while the offensive line has given up five sacks and has allowed the fourth-most sacks.
The Vikings’ offense looked lackluster vs Dallas following the bye week. Wide receiver Adam Thielen was one of the bright spots, securing 78 yards and a touchdown.
Minnesota ranks seventh in total offense but is only notching 23.3 points per game.
Safety Xavier Woods was the star on Sunday night for the defense, recording a pick and a strip-sack against his former team. The 20th-ranked defense will need to defend the run better against a top Ravens rushing attack.