Betting on Dalvin Cook and the Vikings to Beat the Patriots

  • Coming off an embarrassing loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings are not large enough favorites to beat the New England Patriots and are likely to cover the spread.
  • Bovada is offering +150 odds on a prop bet on the Vikings winning and Dalvin Cook scoring, which may be an even better bet than Minnesota to cover.

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings host the New England Patriots as a field goal favorite on the final game on Thanksgiving.

Team: Spread: Moneyline: Total:
New England Patriots +3.0 (-115) 125 O42.0 (-110)
Minnesota Vikings -3.0 (-105) -145 U42.0 (-110)

Betting on the Vikings to Cover

Coming off the most exhilarating game of the regular season, the Vikings’ 33-30 overtime victory of the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, Minnesota effectively laid an egg in their Week 11 40-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

With Minnesota only a 3-point favorite, this may be a case of Bovada overreacting and setting a line that is not indicative of the Vikings' season-long success.

Season Long Comparison of the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots:

  • Minnesota: 8-2 straight up and 4-5-1 against the spread
  • New England: 6-4 straight up and 6-3-1 against the spread

The Vikings have struggled relatively against the spread this season, but that number does not tell the full story.

Minnesota's strong record has resulted in many NFL gambling sites setting spreads that they simply cannot cover.

Kirk Cousins and company have gone 2-0-1 against the spread when favored by a field goal or less this season.

With a more reasonable spread that is likely based more on the team's overall talent than their record, betting on the Vikings to cover is a strong bet on Thanksgiving Day.

The Vikings currently have -105 odds to cover that three-point spread, meaning the line may even eventually get even juicer if online gambling sites move it to 2.5 points.

Betting on Dalvin Cook to Score and the Vikings to Win

Reasons why the Vikings are likely to cover were laid out above, but for players instead looking to simply bet on the Vikings to win, Bovada offers many different prop bets that have plus odds.

The best option is likely for Dalvin Cook to score and Minnesota to win, which has +150 odds.

Cook has scored a touchdown in six of 10 games for the Vikings this season, including five games with a touchdown in the Vikings’ last six.

Couple that with the fact that the Vikings winning game script already likely involves a heavy dosage of Cook running the ball, and there may not be a better bet on Thanksgiving than the Bovada special of Dalvin Cook to score and the Vikings to win with +150 odds.

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