Vikings vs Raiders Preseason Game Info
The Minnesota Vikings and Las Vegas Raiders meet head-to-head in preseason action on Sunday night. Starting quarterback Kirk Cousins left Vikings practice on Thursday due to an illness, so his status remains up in the air. Backup signal-caller Sean Mannion could end up getting the nod.
Meanwhile, this'll be the second preseason game for the Raiders after they took down the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Hall of Fame Game by a score of 27-11. Quarterback Jarrett Stidham, running back Zamir White and running back Ameer Abdullah each scored a rushing touchdown.
Vikings vs Raiders Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: MIN: (+165) | LV: (-195)
Spread: MIN: +4 (-110) | LV: -4 (-110)
Total: 36.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Raiders enter this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 4:25 p.m. ET clash also features the sixth-lowest total of the weekend's 14-game preseason slate.
Vikings vs Raiders Prediction & Pick
The Raiders have a massive advantage here as the backups on their roster already have one game under their belt. Vikings players are going to have to shake off the rust quickly to stay in this game. Even if Derek Carr doesn't play, Las Vegas has two other quarterbacks with NFL starter experience.
Stidham and Chase Mullens combined to complete 16 of 26 pass attempts for 168 yards. It wasn't a stellar effort, but it was one that avoided turnovers and bad throws. Managing the game is all they will have to do because Las Vegas will have a powerful RB duo in Josh Jacobs and White leading the way.
Final Score Prediction: Vikings: 13 | Raiders: 20
Vikings vs Raiders Betting Trends
- Minnesota is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against Las Vegas.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of Minnesota's last 12 away games.
- Las Vegas is 5-1 straight up in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the over in 13 of Las Vegas' last 19 home games.
Vikings vs Raiders Best Bet
All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Picking a preseason winner is never easy, which makes targeting the point total a better option for this game. The Raiders' first preseason game went over 36.5 points, but it's worth noting that the Jaguars played their defensive backups for most of the game. The Vikings likely won't do the same.
Minnesota is shifting to a 3-4 base defense for the first time since 1985 this season and getting the starters some live reps in the new scheme would be beneficial moving forward. Backing a low-scoring affair between two teams with little offensive weapons out on the field lines up as a safe bet.
Bet: Under 36.5 points (-110)
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