The Minnesota Vikings may have come up just short of their Super Bowl hopes from a year ago, but the NFC North champs from a year ago will be entering 2018 with some legitimate Super Bowl hopes again for a couple of very good reasons. First, Minnesota looks like they’ll be an absolute powerhouse on defense agai8n this coming season and now, they could be even better on offense after signing veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins to replace the now departed Case Keenum.
If you’re looking to cash in on Minnesota’s 2018 win total odds and you’re in need of some expert betting assistance, then let’s get started with my predictions on each and every game on Minnesota’s 2018 schedule.
Minnesota Vikings Regular Season Win Total Odds – 10
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. ET
The 49ers may have won their final five games last season with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, but I like Minnesota’s stupendous defense to hand Frisco’s new franchise signal-caller the first loss of his career as a starter in Frisco in this regular season opener. Win. 1-0.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET
The Vikings swept the Packers last season and now, they are simply the better team in all three phases! Despite being on the road, the Vikes win. 2-0.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET
The Bills just couldn’t wait to part ways with Tyrod Taylor and now they’re going to pay for it big time in 2018. Win. 3-0.
Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27, at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Rams will be looking for revenge in this Thursday Night Football showdown after losing to their conference rivals 24-7 in Week 11 last season. I like L.A. to get that revenge in a thriller! Loss. 3-1.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. ET
Simple and plain, I’m expecting the Vikings to put a beating on brittle former starting quarterback Sam Bradford in this Week 6 home date against a rebuilding Cardinals team. Win. 4-2.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21 at New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET
it sure would be nice to see former Vikings franchise signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater make the start for the Jets in this Inter-Conference clash. No matter who starts though, the Vikings will get the win simply because they’re a Super Bowl contender and the Jets are not. Win. 5-2.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m. ET
I’m thinking turnabout is fair play in this Week 8 rematch seeing as how the Vikings got away with an absolute robbery in their 29-24
‘Minneapolis Miracle’ win over New Orleans in the NFC Divisional playoffs last season. Loss. 5-3.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET
The Lions handed the Vikings their only home loss last season, but that’s definitely not happening in this NFC North matchup. Win. 6-3.
Week 10: Bye
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET
Minnesota swept Chicago last season and I think another sweep is in order in 2018 even though I really like Chicago’s hiring of former Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. 7-3.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET
I’m expecting the Packers to have some serious problems on defense and some mild ones running the ball. That’s why I see Green Bay getting swept by Minnesota this coming season. Win. 8-3.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, at New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m. ET
Despite being on the road in early December in the cold, I’m thinking Minnesota gets the statement-making win over Tom Brady and the Patriots in this one. New England isn’t going to win all of their home games and this is one that looks like a loss just waiting to happen for the Pats. Win. 9-3.
Week 14: Monday, Dec. 10, at Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. ET
Seattle may not be the perennial title contender they were a few years ago as they regroup and reload behind MVP caliber quarterback Russell Wilson, but the Seahawks are still very difficult to beat at home. I’m thinking the Seahawks will need a huge win in this one to give their playoff hopes a boost – and that they’ll get it. Loss. 9-4.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET
Minnesota’s powerful defense shuts down Miami’s Ryan Tannehill in this one to cruise to victory! 10-4.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET
The Lions end up on the wrong end of a season sweep against the Vikings that puts a damper on their Christmas celebration plans. Win. 11-4.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30 vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET
Minnesota closes out its 2018 regular season campaign with another win over the rebuilding Bears to hit the postseason with some solid momentum. 12-4.
If the Vikings play defense anywhere near the way they did in 2018, when they ranked first almost across the board, I think they’ll easily top their 10-win odds total. I like the Over for Minnesota in a big way MYBookie NFL betting enthusiasts.