The Minnesota Vikings (2-3) and Carolina Panthers (3-2) will battle in Week 6. The Vikings ( ) travel to face the Panthers ( to win on the moneyline) on October 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. The game’s over/under is currently listed at .
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 17, 2021, 12:51 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Vikings Vs Panthers Odds
|ATS pick||Over/Under pick|
|Panthers (+2.5)||Under (45)|
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Team Stat Rankings
|Off. Points per Game (Rank)||22.6 (19)||23.0 (17)|
|Def. Points per Game (Rank)||21.8 (9)||17.4 (3)|
|Off. Yards per Play (Rank)||5.7 (15)||5.3 (22)|
|Def. Yards per Play (Rank)||5.8 (18)||4.8 (2)|
|Turnovers Allowed (Rank)||4 (2)||7 (21)|
|Turnovers Forced (Rank)||4 (22)||5 (18)|
Vikings Betting Insights
- Minnesota has posted two wins against the spread this year.
- The Vikings have no wins ATS (0-2) as a 2.5-point favorite or greater this year.
- Two Minnesota games (out of five) have hit the over this season.
- Three times so far this year, Minnesota and its opponent have combined for more than 45 points.
- The over/under in this matchup is 45 points, 5.9 fewer than the average total in this season’s Vikings contests.
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Panthers Betting Insights
- Against the spread, Carolina is 3-2-0 this season.
- As a 2.5-point favorite or greater, the Panthers have one win ATS (1-1) this season.
- One of Carolina’s five games has gone over the point total.
- Carolina’s games have gone over 45 points on just one occasion this season.
- The average total for Panthers games is 46.0 points, 1.0 more than this game’s over/under.
Vikings Players to Watch
- Kirk Cousins has 1,396 pass yards for Minnesota, completing 69.6% of his passes and recording 10 touchdowns and two interceptions this season.
- Alexander Mattison has racked up 258 yards on 65 carries. He’s also caught 15 passes for 120 yards (24.0 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
- This season, Dalvin Cook has carried the ball 51 times for 226 yards (45.2 per game) and one touchdown.
- Justin Jefferson’s leads his squad with 462 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 33 receptions (out of 45 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
- Adam Thielen has put up a 267-yard season so far with four touchdowns, hauling in 26 passes on 37 targets.
- K.J. Osborn has been the target of 28 passes and compiled 20 receptions for 233 yards, an average of 46.6 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
- Danielle Hunter has collected 6.0 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 6.0 TFL and 27 tackles.
- Minnesota’s top-tackler, Eric Kendricks, has 55 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception this year.
- Xavier Woods has a team-high one interception to go along with 30 tackles and three passes defended.
Panthers Players to Watch
- Sam Darnold has done it all for Carolina with 1,366 yards on 120-of-183 passing with six touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He also leads the team in rushing with 62 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
- Chuba Hubbard has run the ball 56 times for 220 yards. He’s also tacked on 12 catches for 78 yards.
- D.J. Moore has totaled 35 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 440 (88.0 yards per game). He’s been targeted 50 times and has and three touchdowns.
- Robby Anderson has recorded 179 receiving yards (35.8 yards per game) and one touchdown on 12 receptions.
- Terrace Marshall Jr. has racked up 107 reciving yards (21.4 ypg) this season.
- Haason Reddick paces the team with 6.5 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL and 20 tackles.
- Shaq Thompson has 25 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
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