Vikings vs Broncos Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 27)

Tyler Maher
Minnesota Vikings vs Denver Broncos prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL preseason game.
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Vikings vs Broncos Preseason Game Info

2022 NFL Preseason Game
Minnesota Vikings (0-2) vs. Denver Broncos (1-1)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Empower Field at Mile High — Denver, CO
Coverage: NFL Network

The Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos will clash on Saturday in a preseason matchup between two teams with playoff aspirations for the upcoming NFL campaign.

The Vikings are looking to avoid a winless preseason after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, the Broncos are trying to bounce back from a lopsided 42-15 loss in Buffalo last week.

Vikings vs Broncos Odds & Spread

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIN: (-120) | DEN: (+100)
Spread: MIN: -1.5 (-110) | DEN: +1.5 (-110)
Total: 36.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Vikings enter this contest as slight road favorites in spite of their winless record, which is perhaps an overreaction to the Broncos' massive loss last week. The total is on the lower side for games this week at 36.5.

Vikings vs Broncos Prediction & Pick

After back-to-back losing seasons, the Vikings haven't shown any signs of turning things around under new head coach Kevin O'Connell. Their defense struggled in a 26-20 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1, while their offense sputtered in a 17-7 defeat against the San Francisco 49ers last week.

Last week's rout by the Bills aside, the Broncos have flashed more promise this preseason with new quarterback Russell Wilson in the fold. Backed by a strong defense and a solid run game, Denver is expected to be one of the better teams in the AFC this year.

Final Score Prediction: Vikings: 17 | Broncos: 24

Vikings vs Broncos Betting Trends

- Minnesota is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in 14 of Denver's last 20 games.
- Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last six games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Minnesota's last 10 games.

Vikings vs Broncos Best Bet

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

With Minnesota in disarray, this seems like a good spot for Denver to rebound at home. Expect the Broncos to play more like they did in Week 1, when they authored a 17-7 win against the Dallas Cowboys.

Denver has the superior defense, a better quarterback in Wilson, and a legitimate home-field advantage at altitude. Minnesota has enough talent to keep the score close, but bet on the home team coming out on top.

Bet: Denver Broncos Moneyline (+100)

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