New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings Betting Preview

 | November 24, 2022

The Vikings desperately need to get a win to bounce back after last week.

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The 6-4 New England Patriots come into this game as 2.5-point underdogs in this game. After a 10-3 win over the New York Jets, the Patriots have won their last three games.

Previously, they beat the Indianapolis Colts 26-3 with an elite running game and an incredible defense. So, what can they do to beat the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving?

It’ll start with the Patriots needing to establish their running game early. On average, the Patriots are putting up 115.4 rushing yards per game but the real key to winning is their defense.

The Patriots allow 16.9 points per game as a defense, one of the best defenses in the NFL. We’ve seen the Vikings struggle against good defenses in the past, especially last week.

The Minnesota Vikings lost their first home game of the season last week. They faced the Dallas Cowboys and were beaten mercilessly with the final score ending at 40-3.

Leading up to the loss, the Vikings earned a 33-30 win in overtime over the Buffalo Bills. Most of their games have stayed pretty close, something to remember in terms of the spread.

Although they’re only favored by 2.5 points, the Vikings are 4-5-1 against the spread. They’ve gone 2-3 against the spread at home while the Patriots are 3-1-1 against the spread on the road.

The Patriots defense is one of the best groups in the NFL and they’ll focus all of their attention on Vikings’ WR Justin Jefferson.

Once they shut down Jefferson, the Vikings offense will likely start to fall apart. Look for the Patriots to pull off a win on the road this season.

Ricky’s Pick: New England Patriots +2.5, UNDER

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Ricky Gray

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