Minnesota suffered a tough defeat at the hands of Matt Moore and the Chiefs last week, but have still had an excellent year to date. They sit at 6-3, and have the fourth-best point differential in the NFL at +76. Defensively, they rank seventh in Football Outsiders DVOA, while also ranking seventh on offense. The Vikings boast one of the most efficient passing games in the NFL, averaging 8.5 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, third-best in the league. After being 61% run through the first three weeks of the season, Minnesota has opened up their offense a lot more, running on just 48% of plays since then. They are averaging 30 points per game over their last five contests.
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The Cowboys are one of the three teams with a better point differential than the Vikings, and they sit atop the NFC East having beaten the Eagles and Giants in consecutive weeks. They are just 17th in defensive DVOA, but have a great pass rush. DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn have a combined 55 pressures in 14 games, and the Cowboys traded for Michael Bennett last week. Dallas should be able to get after quarterbacks and improve on their defensive numbers. Offensively, the team ranks first in DVOA, fifth in adjusted net yards per pass attempt, and fifth in yards per carry. There are a lot of ways this team can beat you.
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Vikings at Cowboys
Point Spread: Vikings +3
Total Points: 48
Money Line: Cowboys -177; Vikings +155
Overall 2019: Vikings 6-3; Cowboys 5-3
ATS 2019: Vikings 5-4; Cowboys 5-3
O/U 2019: Vikings 4-5; Cowboys 5-3
Cowboys: OL Cam Fleming (calf) out, WR Amari Cooper (knee/ankle) questionable
Vikings: WR Adam Thielen (hamstring) out, DL Linval Joseph (knee) out, CB Trae Waynes (ankle) questionable
Notable Prop Bets
Vikings Total Touchdowns - Over 2.5 +100, Under 2.5 -134
Cowboys Total Points - Over 25.5 -117, Under 25.5 -112
First to 25 Points - Vikings +220, Cowboys +114, Tie +195
First Team to Score - Vikings +102, Cowboys -139
- Each of the last nine Sunday night games at AT&T Stadium have been won by the favorites.
- The Vikings have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven night games.
- Nine of the Cowboys’ last 10 Sunday night games have gone UNDER the total points line.
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