The Minnesota Vikings have been contenders in the NFC for the past several years, but they have struggled to get over the hump for one reason or another. This offseason, they have lost more players than gained so far, which has brought them early criticism. However, has this disrespect gone to far?
Minnesota Vikings Win Total
FanDuel Sportsbook has published projected win totals for all 32 teams to bet on, and the win total for Minnesota could leave Vikings fans feeling insulted. Minnesota's win total over/under is set at 8.5, with the over still being the favorite (-130) over the under (+110). Still, 8.5 wins put their team barely above .500, which is not likely to be good enough to compete in a tough NFC North.
For the past several years, the Vikings' win totals have bounced back and forth. They have won 10, 8, 13, 8, 11 and 7 games the past six seasons. Coming off a 10-win season and NFC Wild Card berth, 8.5 wins has to feel awfully low to Vikingsfans.
The Vikes have built a roster where they are solid at most positions and still have time to fill in the holes that they do have. After an improved season from Kirk Cousins, Minnesota has less of a question mark at quarterback, and they still have a couple great playmakers on the offensive side of the ball to go along with a defense that will continue to be solid overall.
It's easy to see why Vikings fans would feel disrespected by the projection of their team taking a step backwards yet again. But if the fans truly feel that the 8.5 total is easily achievable, then they can at least make money by betting the over.
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