Account of near NFL betting misses do Atlanta and Minnesota share battle scars. Super Bowl LI is something that the Falcons will never live down. Atlanta led New England 28-3 in the fourth quarter of that game. The Hoodie and Brady were down, out and dead. Yet the Falcons let them off the hook. New England shocked the world in a 34-28 win. Things have never been the same since for Atlanta. Minnesota finished one game shy of a Super Bowl in 2017. When Kirk Cousins arrived as quarterback for 2018 Viking fans mistakenly planned a parade.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings NFL matchup
|Date and Time:||Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Falcons vs. Vikings TV Coverage:||FOX|
Falcons vs. Vikings Overview
Last season was a bitter disappointment for the Falcons and Vikings. Atlanta finished with an NFL betting record of 7-9 straight up and 5-11 against the spread. Gamblers were burned badly wagering on the Falcons having made the playoffs the previous two seasons. Concurrently Minnesota was 8-7-1 both straight up and against the odds. But the Vikings went 13-3 in 2017. Cousins arrived in town as the savior. Certainly, the Minnesota decline was not his fault. Minnesota finished 30th in the NFL for rushing yardage. Cousins had to carry too much of the burden.
Path to Playoffs?
Of great concern to the Vikings is that dreadful ground game production of last year. Boise State running back Alexander Mattison arrives with a record of grinding. Last year Dalvin Cook did average 4.6 yards per carry after recovering from a knee injury. Defense is expected to remain a Minnesota strength. Contrarily the Falcons defense was a disaster in 2018. Atlanta finished 28th in the NFL for yards and 25th for points allowed. Head coach Dan Quinn fired all coordinators after the season. He will now take full blame if things don’t improve.
Atlanta and Minnesota Betting Trends
Late on the Falcons have been a terrible offshore bookmaker value as a road dog. Atlanta has covered only two of their last eight in that role. Five of their last eight as away pups went under the total. By contrast the Vikings have been a profitable bet as a home chalk. Minnesota has paid in 15 of their last 20 games laying points at US Bank Stadium. Five of their last seven in that situation have gone under the total.
Falcons and Vikings Head to Head vs. Spread
Specifically, against the Vikings have the Falcons struggled. Atlanta has failed to cover their last four games against Minnesota. Six of the last seven between these teams have gone under the total. Further, the Vikings have gotten the money in two of their last three home games against the Falcons. Two of those three games went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Commencing with this game is the opportunity to erase the bad taste of 2018. Minnesota has the NFL betting matchup advantage with defense and home field. As mentioned earlier the Vikings are a reliable home chalk. Compared to Atlanta’s poor value as a road dog.
Falcons vs. Vikings NFL Betting Odds Pick
Commencing with this game is a chance for Minnesota redemption.
Falcons vs. Vikings NFL Betting Online Pick: Minnesota Vikings
Falcons vs. Vikings NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Vikings 31, Falcons 21
Catch quarterback Kirk Cousins comments on the upcoming season for Minnesota!