NFL Football Odds: Cardinals vs Vikings Week 9 Betting

November 7th, 2010 by

cardinals vs vikingsThe Vikings may not be much to look at on a football field or an NFL betting odds board but they’re a sportswriters dream. And while the team may not be able to produce many points or many wins it churns out headlines like well-oiled machine.

First it was the return of granddaddy Brett Favre, then the key injuries to the receiving corps, then the granddaddy’s sexting scandal, the arrival of superstar WR Randy Moss. Now it’s the departure of superstar WR Randy Moss that has the NFL world captivated.

Coach Brad Childress must be wishing his team could make headlines for an on field success and he’ll get his wish granted this week when the 2-5 Vikings host the 3-4 Arizona Cardinals.

Kickoff for this Saturday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Vikings as a 9-point favorite with an over/under total at 41.

Even with the subtraction of Moss and his 2 TDs from the lineup and WR Percy Harvin dinged up and WR Sidney Rice still sidelined the Vikings will still win this game for one simple reason: the Card’s offense is terrible and the Vikings defense is pretty good.

That match up will be the key to this game and so long as the Vikings’ defense can shut down one of the worst quarterbacking tandem in the league and Favre can stay focused on football long enough to hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson and not throw it to the defense Minnesota will get one game closer to .500 in the NFL gambling standings.

It’s a shame that the one player in Minnesota that deserves the headlines hasn’t been getting any at all. RB Adrian Peterson has clearly demonstrated to the doubters that he remains the best RB in the NFL. He leads the league in yards per game (110.9), total rushing yards (776) and has 6 TDs and 4.7 ypc average.

Against a Card’s defense that is giving up 143.1 yards rushing a game and ranks 31st in the total defense (28.3) Peterson should feast.

And the Vikings should get just their 3rd NFL gambling win of the year.

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