Vikings at Colts Betting Preview: Vikings (+3/+100), Colts (-3/-120)
No team had a leakier defense in Week 1 than the Minnesota Vikings, who surrendered a whopping 43 points against their division-rival Green Bay Packers.
Granted, the Vikings put up 34 points of their own, but they will have to do a better job, particularly in pass defense if they want to avoid falling to 0-2. Aaron Rodgers had his way with Minnesota while completing 32 of 44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns, which led to a 127.5 passer rating.
You can bet that Colts quarterback Philip Rivers took note of that performance and will look to beat the Vikings down the field.
Like Minnesota, the Colts fell short in Week 1 and are staring at the possibility of an 0-2 start to the season. Indianapolis led by three early in the fourth quarter against Jacksonville before falling short 27-20.
The Colts know they need to be more careful with the ball after Rivers was picked off twice in his team debut. An injury to top running back Marlon Mack (Achilles) does not make life any easier for the Colts, who could turn to rookie Jonathan Taylor for a heavy workload sooner than they initially had intended.
Vikings at Colts Betting Pick for Week 2
The Colts’ loss to a lowly Jaguars team was unsettling, and Mack’s injury does nothing to boost the team’s morale.
On the flip side, the Vikings also showed plenty of vulnerability in the season opener, but Minnesota is simply more talented on paper than Indianapolis.
If the Vikings can avoid costly turnovers, their better skill-position players such as Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen should help the team climb back to .500.
Vikings at Colts Betting Pick:
Vikings 31, Colts 27
Vikings at Colts Best Bet for Week 2
On a speedy indoor track, it will not be surprising if the Vikings and Colts get into an offensive showdown.
Part of that is because both teams have big-play standouts such as Cook for Minnesota and T.Y. Hilton for Indianapolis, and the other part is because neither defense is particularly overwhelming.
Vikings at Colts Best Bet: OVER 48.5 (-110)
–Field Level Media