The Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers have yet to win a game, so it’s a pivotal Week 4 contest on Sunday.
There is good value with Vikings vs Panthers prop bets, and also with spread betting markets, which have the Vikings at -4.
Vikings vs Panthers Betting Lines
Vikings Losing Close Games
Unlike last season when the Vikings won all their close games, the opposition is happening in 2023.
Sport betting markets expect the Vikings to get the job done in a close contest against the Panthers, so it could be another stressful game for bettors.
It started with a 20-17 loss to Tampa Bay before losing to Philadelphia 34-28 and Los Angeles Chargers 28-24.
Having three losses by six points or fewer isn’t going to help their morale, but the tide should turn soon, and the Panthers aren’t traveling much better.
Pushing teams such as the Eagles to within a touchdown is a positive, and the Panthers scored only 10 points against Atlanta and 17 points against New Orleans.
Minnesota only needs to play solidly to be highlighted in Vikings vs Panthers picks and parlays.
Dalton Needs to Fire
Andy Dalton hasn’t been dynamic since joining the Panthers. He has thrown only two touchdowns, and their offense needs to be better.
Betting online markets have some respect for the Panthers at +4, so they expect improvement. However, despite pushing the Saints close at home in Week 2, they were disappointing on the road against the Seahawks.
Running the ball could be a recipe for success, but it wasn’t evident in Seattle.
“You don’t come into Seattle and throw 58 times and win very many games,” Carolina coach Frank Reich told the media. “That was not the formula we wanted. The run game was nonexistent.”
Miles Sanders has 41 carries for 139 yards and one touchdown. A more productive rushing attack is needed against Minnesota, which will throw the ball more than Carolina.
Controlling the time on the clock could be a recipe for success for the home side.
Vikings vs Panthers Head to Head
The Vikings have a 10-6 advantage over the Panthers. They won 34-28 in overtime in their most recent meeting in 2021. The last three get-togethers have been decided by seven or fewer points.
Vikings vs Panthers Game Information
- Game: Vikings (0-3) vs Panthers (0-3)
- Date/Time: Oct. 1, 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
- Vikings vs Panthers Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Vikings vs Panthers Game Weather Conditions
Pleasant conditions are expected.
Vikings vs Panthers Game Prediction
Predicted Score: Vikings 28, Panthers 19
Worth Betting the Moneyline?
Our Vikings vs Panthers picks for Oct. 1 feature the Vikings winning outright at -210.
It’s a short price, but the Vikings are worth including in NFL parlays, as they should end their losing streak.
They are the better team, and a series of close losses should be their motivation.
Pick: Minnesota Vikings
Worth Betting ATS?
Our game predictions for Vikings vs Panthers see the Vikings winning by more than a touchdown.
Kirk Cousins has a good enough arm to pile on the points, and although they’re playing on the road, covering a -4 spread is likely.
Points should come early for the Vikings, which could see their live betting odds shift to double digits for the spread.
Pick: Minnesota Vikings -4
Worth Betting on the Totals?
We have 47 points being scored, and the current line is 46. That makes betting on the over a tricky proposition, so bettors should stick with moneyline and spread betting picks.