The Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers go face-to-face at the Bank of America Stadium in Week 6. We anticipate a tightly contested game between the two which makes it more exciting to watch. But before moving forward, NitroBetting provides you with a complete preview of the game.
Below, we have essential information covering the event, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL betting odds. In addition, we help you out with your picks by sharing timely betting trends and expert betting predictions. Make the most out of your online sports betting adventure and make the most out of each pick.
Vikings vs. Panthers Game Information
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- When: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
- TV: FOX
- Radio: KFAN FM 100.3 Sports (Vikings) / WBT 1110 AM (Panthers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Minnesota Vikings (+1.5) / Carolina Panthers (-1.5)
Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings?
The Minnesota Vikings are having trouble dealing with their opponents on the road. But they came away from Motown with a 19-17 win over the Lions in Week 5.
In their second season win, Kirk Cousins managed to record 275 yards on 25-of-34 passing, including a touchdown and an interception. Alexander Mattison was the only other play to cross the end zone in 40 yards and 7 receptions, but Justin Jefferson recorded a team-high 124 receiving yards and 7 receptions.
Of the 120 total rushing yards documented by the Vikings, Alexander Mattison provided 113 yards on 25 carries. Despite not having a touchdown to his name, the wide receiver ensured that his team’s offensive threat stayed on top.
Harrison Smith and Erick Kendricks stood tall during their time on the field. Smith topped the stat sheets with 9 tackles (5 solo), while Erick Kendricks had 5 solo tackles, 1 less tackle assist, and the only interception of the unit. Everson Griffen imposed his presence on the field after landing 2 sacks on top of 4 tackles (2 solo). Furthermore, Danielle Hunter and D.J. Wonnum produced 1 sack each and combined for 3 solo tackles.
The offensive and defensive sides each take a starting lineup hit. Dalvin Cook is out with an ankle injury. Alexander Mattison is expected to start if Cook gets ruled out. The Vikings also have to adjust without left defensive tackle Michael Pierce. Nevertheless, Armon Watts filled in his shoes and delivered positive results in Week 5.
Why Bet on the Carolina Panthers?
After the Cowboys broke their three-game winning streak, the Panthers took a turn and registered their second loss of the season. It was a tight game against the Eagles in Week 5 and the fourth quarter left the squad struggling to close the gap. But at the final whistle, Nick Sirianni and the rest of the Eagles left with the 21 to 18 victory. What left the Panthers gasping for air was their lack of protection as they gave up 3 turnovers to the Eagles.
Sam Darnold left the field with 177 yards on 21-of-37 passing, a touchdown, and 3 interceptions. The receiving corps delivered a touchdown via Tommy Tremble, but D.J. Moore recorded a team-high 42 yards and 5 receptions. Without much luck on the receiving end, the Panthers took advantage of the rushing play. At the end of the game, they recorded 18 more rushing yards than their opponents, and Chubba Hubbard was responsible for 101 of the 109 total rushing yards.
Defensively, Haason Reddick played the do-it-all role that night. The linebacker produced 8 tackles (6 solo) and 2 sacks for the Panthers. Donte Jackson trailed him with 6 tackles (4 solo) and the only interception of the team, while A.J. Bouye matched his 4 solo tackles.
Running back Christian McCaffrey is on the questionable list due to a hamstring injury but could return in Week 6. Left tackle Cameron Erving struggles with a neck injury and Taylor Moton lines up to take over the position. Meanwhile, strongside linebacker Shaq Thompson misses more playing time with a foot injury.
Vikings vs. Panthers Betting Trends
- The Vikings are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 away games against the Panthers.
- The Vikings are 4-6 in their last 10 away games.
- The totals have gone over in 4 of the Vikings’ last 5 away games.
- The Panthers are 4-6 in their last 10 home games.
- The Panthers are 3-2 against their spread in their last 5 games against the Vikings.
- The totals have gone under in 4 of the Panthers’ last 5 home games.
Vikings vs. Panthers Expert Betting Predictions
The Minnesota Vikings have been entertaining to watch this season due to the volume of closely contested games, but it comes with significant improvement on their end. We’ve also seen better ball movement come out of the team that will help cover the spread. However, the Panthers enter the contest as the slight favorites despite back-to-back losses. There seems to be a lack of consistency from the team, which magnified after their first defeat. But if Matt Rhule can turn things around, we might see the Panthers deliver a home-field victory.
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