With the conclusion of the NFL season on the horizon, teams are jockeying for their different playoff positions. One team still on the fringe is the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings will be home to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jacksonville has been a disaster all season, and Minnesota has found a recent resurgence on the back of Dalvin Cook. Cook looks like the best running back in the game, and he can cover a lot of the holes in Kirk Cousins’ game at quarterback.
Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Preview: A Season of Defeat
There have been two teams so far this NFL season that have shown to be colossal failures: the Jets and the Jaguars. Jacksonville came into this year with some promise on the ropes of the developing Gardner Minshew.
With the injuries to Minshew, they are down to starting wayfaring quarterback Mike Glennon this weekend.
This team’s defense is a far cry from where it was a few years back when they made the AFC Title Game, and they have trouble stopping everyone.
They can still put some points up on the board, and this Minnesota defense they are facing has not been much better.
A couple of breakout plays from their frisky receivers might be the difference between a win or a loss for this team. They better hope they can contain Cook on the interior.
Minnesota Vikings Betting Preview: Cousins the Ultimate Game Manager
While Cook has been electric out of the backfield, Kirk Cousins has been regressing more and more as he carries on. Cousins’ role has shifted to that of a game manager. He does not take many risks throwing downfield anymore and loves checkdowns.
That might be all you need out of him with such an elite talent in Dalvin Cook, and really the show is all about him. Their defense is lackluster, and they might struggle to stop this Jacksonville offense, who is still finding a way to score points.
But the Vikings will be hungry for this game because a win here will really help them secure a playoff spot.
Jaguars at Vikings Betting Odds and Lines
Coming into this game, JazzSports has the Minnesota Vikings favored at -10.
With Jacksonville having so many injuries and the Vikings trending upwards, it makes sense why they draw a double-digit favor.
Free Betting Pick
The Vikings winning by double digits seems like a long shot unless Cook has one of those games with three or four touchdowns.
Take the Jaguars to cover in this one.
Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars +10