Odds NFL: Vikings vs Patriots Week 8 Preview

October 31st, 2010 by

vikings vs patriotsThere are only a handful of top tier teams in the NFL sports betting this season but to be sure, the New England Patriots are one of them. The Pats are just one of three teams with just 1 loss on the season (5-1) and have the top offense in the NFL though 6 games.

At 29.5 points per game no team has scored more points than New England which has some wins against some very quality teams (Baltimore).

The Minnesota Vikings were supposed to be among the top tier teams this season with the return of Grandfather Brett Favre, one of the top defenses in the NFL from a year ago and a beast in the backfield by the name of Adrian Peterson.

But nothing has gone according to plan for the Vikings except for Peterson being a beast (114 ypg, 5 TDs). The team has sputtered to a 2-4 record, the D is giving up nearly 20 ppg (19.3) and Favre has been doing a great Jake Delhomme impression so far this season (10 INTs in 6 games).

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 4:20 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook will have a line available for this and all the NFL Week 8 games.

The fact that Favre will likely miss this game and his 291 consecutive games started streak will come to an end is more worrying for the Vikings. Not that Favre has been having a great season but with backup Tavaris Jackson behind center the team’s chances in the sports betting lines grower dimmer still.

The fact of the matter is Pat’s QB Tom Brady has the offense humming. His numbers aren’t that impressive (227 ypg, 11 TDs, 4 INTs) but he uses every single player in the offense and can beat a defense about a million different ways.

The Pats D is suspect (23rd) in the NFL but it’s been racked with injuries and is starting to get healthy. And that’s not as big of concern as it might be elsewhere since the Pats dink and dunk offense chews up major minutes.

It’s very hard to find a compelling reason why the Vikings would win this game and the smart NFL gambling move is to bet the house on the Pats.

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