Vikings -3½ (-110) 39½ (-110)
Jaguars +3½ (-110) 39½ (-110)
The Minnesota Vikings (6-6) narrowly and perhaps illegally lost 15-17 to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday. Sam Bradford threw 32 of 45 for 247 yards and one TD. Jerick McKinnon ran for 41 yards on nine carries. Adam Thielen had 86 yards on seven receptions. Kai Forbath made 3 of 3 field goals. Everson Griffen had eight tackles. Danielle Hunter had two sacks. The Vikings have lost two games in a row.
The Jags (2-10) lost 10-20 to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Blake Bortles finished 19 of 42 for 181 yards and two interceptions and lost a fumble. T.J. Yeldon ran for 55 yards on 14 carries. Neal Sterling had 43 yards on five receptions. Jason Myers kicked 1 of 1 field goals. Paul Posluszny had six tackles. Telvin Smith and Sen’Derrick Marks each had a sack.
Minnesota ranks 25th in passing yards (224.4), 26th in points (19.4), 31st in total yards (296.8), and last in the league in rushing yards (72.4) per game, and 3rd in total yards (303.4), 4th in points (17.4) and passing yards (199.9), and 17th in rushing yards (103.5) allowed per game. Bradford is 280 of 393 (71.2%) for 2662 yards with 13 TDs and three picks. McKinnon has run for 357 yards on 115 carries while Matt Asiata has five rushing TDs. Stefon Diggs has 806 yards on 75 catches while Kyle Rudolph has five receiving TDs. Harrison Smith has 84 combined tackles. Hunter has 9½ sacks. Xavier Rhodes has intercepted four passes.
J-Ville ranks 22nd in total yards (334.1), passing yards (233.0), and rushing yards (101.1), and 27th in points (18.7) per game, and 2nd in passing yards (195.8), 4th in total yards (311.3), 24th in rushing yards (115.6), and 26th in points (26.1) allowed per game. Bortles is 282 of 483 yards (58.4%) for 2930 yards with 20 TDs and 15 picks. Yeldon has run for 373 yards on 103 carries. Allen Robinson has 622 yards and six TDs on 56 catches. Smith has 94 combined tackles. Malik Jackson has 4½ sacks.
Vikes NFL betting spread, lines, odds, trends: 18-7 against the spread in the last 25 games, 2-5 against the spread and 1-6 straight-up in the last seven games, 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 road games, 1-4 against the spread and straight-up in the last five road games, and 4-1 straight-up in the last five games versus the Jags. The total has gone under in eight of Minnesota’s last 11 games and under in four of the Vikes’ last five road games.
Jags NFL betting spread, lines, odds, trends: 2-5 against the spread in the last seven games, 0-5 straight-up in the last five games, 1-6 straight-up in the last seven home games, and 1-4 straight-up in the last five games versus the Vikings. The total has gone over in nine of Jacksonville’s last 13 home games.