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Vikings vs. Ravens 2021 NFL Week 9 Odds, Preview and Pick

By Carlos Chacon

The Vikings travel to Baltimore, Maryland, to take on the Ravens. Head coach Mike Zimmer and his squad are looking to recover from a 20-16 loss in the hands of the Cowboys. Meanwhile, the Ravens ended their five-game winning streak after getting overrun by the Bengals, 41-17.

Before moving forward, the NitroBetting team is here to give you an in-depth look at the Vikings vs. Ravens matchup. Find all the information you need down below. We share important event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL betting odds. In addition, the team supplies timely betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks. Don’t forget to check the latest sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Vikings vs. Ravens Game Information

  • When: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: KFAB 100.3 FM (Vikings) / WIYY 97.9 FM (Ravens)
  • Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Vikings (+6.0) / Ravens (-6.0)

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Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings?

The Vikings did not have the best start this year. But, they eventually recovered from a poor start with three wins in the last five games. In the two losses between Week 3 and Week 7, the side trailed by no more than seven points.

The Vikings’ offense has one of the best yards per game records in the league as a team. They average 394.7 yards per game (seventh). Moreover, the team does well to utilize the rushing play. They currently average 124.0 rushing yards per game (10th). But we expect the Ravens to put the visitors’ rushing expertise to the test with a solid defensive end.

On defense, the Vikings limited opponents to 367.0 yards per game (20th). The side limits opponents to 120.9 rushing yards per game (21st). These aren’t the most impressive defensive numbers and we expect the hosts to exploit this side of the Vikings on Sunday.

The Vikings enter the game with a healthy offensive lineup. However, left defensive tackle Michael Pierce (elbow) and strongside linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) are on the questionable list due to injury.

Why Bet on the Baltimore Ravens?

The Ravens sit on top of the AFC North division with a 5-2 record. They look determined to regain momentum after breaking a lengthy winning streak in Week 7. Additionally, it was the second time in the season where the team was limited to less than 20 points.

The hosts are one of the biggest offensive threats in the league as of now. There’s no shortage of offensive talent on this side with names like Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown in the lineup. The Ravens average 417.6 yards (third in the NFL) and 149.4 rushing yards per game (sixth). Furthermore, the side completes 268.1 passing yards per game (ninth).

Head coach John Harbaugh does his best to remain active on the defensive end. His squad does well to defend rushing play and holds opponents to 86.1 opponent rushing yards per game (fourth). But, the team should put in more work after allowing 520 total yards in their most recent game against the Bengals.

Three players are on the Ravens’ questionable list this weekend: running back Latavius Murray (ankle), wide receiver Sammy Watkins (thigh), and nose tackle Brandon Williams (shoulder).

Vikings vs. Ravens Betting Trends

  • The Vikings are 2-4 in the last six regular-season road games against the Ravens (1-5 ATS).
  • The Vikings are 5-5 in the last 10 regular-season road games (6-4 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Vikings’ last five regular-season road games against the Ravens.
  • The Ravens are 7-3 in the last 10 regular-season home games (6-4 ATS).
  • The Ravens lost by ten points or less in their last two home losses against the Vikings.
  • The totals went under in two of the Ravens’ last five home games.

Vikings vs. Ravens Expert Betting Predictions

The spread looks promising for Minnesota here. Despite not being the most consistent team in the league, they remained competitive in the past few weeks. The side hasn’t lost by more than a touchdown since the opening season. As for Baltimore, the Vikings shouldn’t cause major problems given that they’ve had plenty of time to prepare for this contest. We expect the Vikings to cover, but the Ravens remain the heavy favorites to win with home-field advantage on their side.

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