Cardinals vs. Vikings Preview, Tips, and Odds

Cardinals vs. Vikings Preview, Tips, and Odds

The Minnesota Vikings return home on Sunday to welcome the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings are back to their winning ways after taking down the Eagles on the road 23-21. The Vikings now stand at 2-2-1 and back in control. They had dropped their previous two games to the Bills and the Rams. The Cardinals notched their first win of the year on the road against the 49ers to move to 1-4. This was the first game all year that the Cardinals scored more than 17 points in a game. This is going to be a game that the Vikings absolutely can’t afford to lose.

Cardinals vs. Vikings Odds

The early line on this one is favorable for the Vikings. They open as 10.5 favorites at home over the Cardinals. You might expect this line to get wider as the people start putting their money on the Vikings. With a tough defense against a rookie quarterback, people are going to put money on the Vikings. I would watch this one closely. The total for this game is listed at 43.

Spread: Vikings -10.5

Total: 43

Cardinals vs. Vikings Head to Head

The Minnesota Vikings lead the all-time series between the two teams. The Vikings are 2-0 in the playoffs against the Cardinals and are 16-11 overall against them. The last time these two teams met was back in 2016, a game which the Vikings won in Arizona. The Vikings have won nine straight home games against the Cardinals with the last home loss to them coming in 1977. The Vikings hold a 10-4 advantage at home against the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs. Vikings Stats

Arizona has been horrid on offense only scoring 9.5 points a game. They are not good on offense moving the ball either. Through their first five games they have only gained an average of 220 yards per game. They throw for 154 yards a game and just 66.8 yards come on the ground. Their defense isn’t much better allowing 391.5 yards of offense. The Vikings are a bit better in every category including scoring and offense.

Cardinals vs. Vikings News

Both teams are pretty healthy with only two players for each team listed on the injury report. That could change as we get close to the kick date. The Arizona Cardinals won last week which means that quarterback Josh Rosen won his first NFL game. He will be looking to make it two in a row on Sunday.

Cardinals vs. Vikings Predictions

The Vikings are going to rout the Cardinals. The Vikings defense is excellent and they can hold the best offenses in the NFL to a small number of yards. The Cardinal offense is not good and the Vikings are going to be able to exploit the youth of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. I think the Vikings are going to ride their momentum into this week and score some points as well. This does not bode well for the Cardinals because they will not really have any answer for them on offense or defense. Pick the Vikings.

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