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Vikings vs Dolphins Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 6 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct 16)

Larry Rupp
Minnesota Vikings vs Miami Dolphins prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 6 game.
Minnesota Vikings vs Miami Dolphins prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 6 game. / AP Photos/Julio Cortez

Vikings vs Dolphins Week 6 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 6
Minnesota Vikings (4-1, 1-1 Away) vs. Miami Dolphins (3-2, 2-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, FL
Coverage: FOX

The Minnesota Vikings will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they visit the Miami Dolphins in Week 6 NFL action. Minnesota took care of business in a 29-22 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday thanks to running back Dalvin Cook's efforts (121 yards, 2 touchdowns).

Meanwhile, the Dolphins dropped their second game in a row in a disappointing 40-17 loss to the New York Jets. Miami was forced to rely on rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson after starter Teddy Bridgewater went down with an injury. Thompson completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 166 yards.

Vikings vs Dolphins Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIN: (-154) | MIA: (+130)
Spread: MIN: -3 (-110) | MIA: +3 (-110)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

The Vikings enter this contest as a small road favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 1:00 p.m. ET clash also features one of the higher totals on the Week 6 slate at 45.5 points.

Vikings vs Dolphins Prediction & Pick

These are two teams heading in completely opposite directions. The Vikings have scored at least 28 points in each of their last three games and look unstoppable on that side of the ball. Meanwhile, the Dolphins don't even have a concrete return timeline set up for starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

It's hard to imagine Miami getting into the end zone more than only once or twice with Bridgewater or Thompson on Sunday. Keep in mind wide receiver Tyreek Hill is also dealing with a foot injury. The Dolphins' lack of health on offense and lack of great talent on defense makes for a bad ending here.

Final Score Prediction: Vikings: 28 | Dolphins: 20

Vikings vs Dolphins Betting Trends

- Minnesota is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six away games.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games.
- Miami is 8-0 straight up in its last eight home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Miami's last six games played in October.

Vikings vs Dolphins Best Bet

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

The Dolphins are riding an eight-game winning streak at home, so backing a Vikings win doesn't come without risk. That's why shifting gears to the point total is a better option. The total has hit the over in 10 of the Vikings' last 13 games overall and in four of Miami's last six games played in October.

Even with quarterback concerns, Miami is still averaging 6.0 yard per play this season (No. T-No. 5 in NFL). On the other side, Minnesota owns the seventh-best third down conversion percentage in the NFL (42.9%). These are two teams capable of keeping drives alive, so expect points to be scored.

Bet: Over 45.5 Points (-106)

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