The Vikings will try and clinch the NFC North with a victory and keep the pressure on the New Orleans Saints for the top spot in the NFC. They are not likely to have too much difficult in this pro football betting matchup against a Carolina team out of the playoff race.
NFL betting favors Minnesota by 8.5 points in this game with a total of 43. The Vikings won 30-10 last week against Cincinnati as running back Adrian Peterson had two touchdowns in the NFL betting win. Quarterback Brett Favre went 17 of 30 for 192 yards against the Bengals. The Vikings missed wide receiver Percy Harvin last week due to migraine headaches and he is questionable for this NFL betting contest. He is second on the team with 681 receiving yards and six touchdowns as NFL betting stats show. "Percy obviously is a dynamic player and threatens the defense," Favre said. "It's just not the same. I don't think we've really shifted gears in the plays we've ran ... but when Percy's not in there, he's so physical and fast ... and when he's not in there you see a different approach defensively."
The Panthers are at 5-8 and have lost three of four. Matt Moore went 15 of 30 for 197 yards and one touchdown in last week’s loss to New England and will start this NFL betting game on Sunday. The Panthers have scored 20 points or less in their last four games. They rank 28th in the NFL betting league in passing. "It's not been one thing, it's been a combination," head coach John Fox said. "I don't think it's just the quarterback. That's easy to sit and be critical of. Sometimes I think it's been protection; sometimes I think it's been routes; sometimes I think it's been the throw. ... All we can do it try to improve it."
The Vikings have won 5 of the last 8 NFL betting games against the Panthers.
The Vikings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a pro football betting favorite.
The Vikings are 5-2 in NFL betting in their last 7 road games.
The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a pro football betting underdog.
The Panthers are 2-5 in NFL betting in their last 7 home games.
The last five Minnesota games have all gone under in pro football betting. The last four Carolina games have also gone under the NFL betting total.