It looked like this might be a matchup of football betting unbeatens but the Ravens have suffered two last minute losses the past couple of weeks.
NFL betting has Minnesota as a 2.5 point favorite with a total of 43.5. The matchup of Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson against the Baltimore defense should be a good one. Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh definitely respects the Vikings. “They’re tough. We watched them, and they are tough. They have a great leader on their offense. You can’t not know Brett Favre. You’ve got to respect the man for what he’s done. To have Adrian Peterson… You could go down the list of guys, but from a defensive standpoint, they’re doing a great job of stuffing the run and keeping everything in front of them, preventing big plays. We have our hands full this week.”
The Vikings haven’t really been tested in NFL betting very much this season as they have wins over Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis this season. The easy part of the schedule is over though as after the Ravens on Sunday, the Vikings have road games at Pittsburgh and Green Bay. “The next three weeks aren't going to be easy,'' defensive end Jared Allen said, “We play Baltimore at home, we are at Pittsburgh and then we are back in Green Bay. The next three weeks are going to be a strong test of where we are at.''
Baltimore has been very good on the road in NFL betting. They are 8-3 vs. the NFL betting number in their last 11 road games. Even though the Vikings have been winning at home they have not been covering the football betting number very often. The Vikings are 1-4 in NFL betting in their last 5 home games. The favorite in this series is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The home team in this series is 3-0-1 in football betting in the last 4 meetings.
You might want to wager on the NFL betting total in this game. The over could be the way to go. The Over is 12-3-1 in the Ravens last 16 games as a road underdog in football betting. The Over is 4-1 in the Vikings last 5 games overall.