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NFL Betting Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings

December 10, 2023


The Minnesota Vikings will travel to Paradise, Nevada to face the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in week 14 of the NFL season with the game scheduled to start at 4:05 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on Fox.

The Vikings enter this game on a two-game losing streak in which the losses have been decided by a total of 3 points which has dropped the record for Minnesota to 6-6 which puts them in a tie with the Green Bay Packers for 2nd place in the NFC North. Joshua Dobbs won his first two starts for the Minnesota Vikings, however, he has struggled over the last two games as he has completed 42 of 64 attempts for 406 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions. The defense continues to play at a high level this season as they are allowing an average of 20.17 points per game which ranks 8th in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Las Vegas Raiders started 2-0 with Antonio Pierce took over as the interim head coach, however, they have lost their last two games including a 17-31 loss at home against the Kansas City Chiefs before their bye week which has dropped their record of 5-7 this season and puts them in 4th place in the AFC West. The Raiders have struggled for the majority of the season as they are averaging 16.83 points per game which ranks 27th in the NFL and have been one of the worst rushing teams in the league as they are averaging 82.67 rushing yards per game which ranks 31st. Josh Jacobs won the league rushing title last season, however, he is tied for 6th in the league in rushing with a total of 771 rushing yards and six touchdowns. The Raiders have been a slightly above-average scoring defense as they are allowing an average of 21.33 points per game. The Las Vegas Raiders will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in week 14 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Minnesota Vikings listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday afternoon in week 14 of the NFL season. Minnesota has won four of the last seven and two of the last three meetings while going 4-3 ATS in the last seven and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Minnesota Vikings are 7-4-1 ATS overall, 5-0-1 ATS on the road, and 2-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Las Vegas Raiders are 6-6 ATS overall, 4-2 ATS at home, and 3-4 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Minnesota has been the better team in the series, winning four of the last seven meetings. The Vikings have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series as they are 4-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 7-4-1 ATS overall and 5-0-1 ATS on the road while the Raiders are 6-6 ATS overall and 4-2 ATS at home. As a result, I am laying the points with the Minnesota Vikings when they travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders.

Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Vikings -3