The Minnesota Vikings vs Indianapolis Colts contest will be held in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL regular season. Take a look at the latest news, stats, picks and injuries for this Vikings vs Colts contest below. Scroll through to get the latest betting trends before making your NFL sports betting prediction at our online sportsbook.
Minnesota Vikings vs Indianapolis Colts News & Picks
Minnesota Vikings vs Indianapolis Colts Odds
|Minnesota Vikings||+3 Ev||48 ½ -110 O||+150|
|Indianapolis Colts||-3 -115||48 ½ -110 U||-170|
**Odds as of 09/18**
Straight Up (Gilad Chudler)
The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Green Bay Packers,43-34. It was an exciting game, with the Vikings leading after the first quarter, 7-3. The Packers went on a rampage in the second quarter and the Vikings never could recover although they scored 24 points in the fourth.
Kirk Cousins completed 19-of-25r 259 yards, had two touchdown passes and one interception. Dalvin Cook had 12 carries for 50 yards and two touchdowns.
On the receiving end Adam Thielen led the charge with 6 receptions for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Colts also lost their season opener to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-20. Philip Rivers debuted and completed 30-of-36 attempts for 363 yards. But … he only managed one touchdown pass and gave up two interceptions.
They’ll have to clean up their act and despite coming into this game as the favorites, the Vikings look poised for a bounce-back win.
Against the Spread (Sebastian Morera)
The Vikings failed to impress against the Green Bay Packers. Minnesota was favored SU and had a three-point spread to cover. The Vikings ended up losing 43-34 due to their inability to stop Aaron Rodgers. The two-time MVP would finish the day with 364 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and a 127.5 passer rating. Even worse, the Vikings were unable to notch a sack against the 15-year veteran. The defense failed to live up to expectations but Minnesota’s offense did show flashes.
The Colts picked up Philip Rivers in the offseason but that wasn’t enough to stop Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Minshew had a near-perfect day as he completed 19-of-20 pass attempts and put up 173 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and a 142.3 passer rating. Minshew would’ve had a perfect passer rating had he not been sacked four times for a loss of 23 yards. Rivers, on the other hand, finished with an 88.7 passer rating, and two interceptions to one touchdown. Rivers will need to put up numbers similar to Rodgers in order to appease the Colts’ fan base here. I see this one being a close one and Rivers leading his team to their first win of the season over Cousins.
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Both teams come from disappointing losses, but the Minnesota Vikings offense looked much better than the Indianapolis Colts one did. RB Dalvin Cook (50 YDS, 2 TD) and WR Adam Thielen (110 YDS, 2 TD) keep proving that they are elite caliber players.
QB Philip Rivers had a disappointing debut with the Indianapolis Colts but now the whole offensive unit have a great opportunity to improve in Week 2 against a defense who allowed 43 points, 524 total yards and 5 total touchdowns in Week 1.
The total has gone over in the last 5 Minnesota’s games against an opponent from the AFC. Go over in a back and forth game.