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NFL Weekly Look Ahead – Week
Another superb Monday Night Football match-up is slated for the last Monday in October. The Patriots visit Minnesota and face an improving Vikings club. New England has won three in a row while the Vikings are coming off its big time road win against Seattle. Just three losses combined between the two and they have done just as well against the number, the Vikings 5-1 and the Patriots 4-2.
Both defenses come in with stellar units. The Patriots are allowing just 14 points and the Vikings 16. New England has not allowed 20 points in a game this year and neither has Minnesota.
The last time these two teams met was in 2002, the Patriots coming away with a 24-17 victory. However prior to that the Vikings had won four of the last six.
New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings 10/30 8:30 pm (ESPN)
Line: New England -2
Both defenses have done well to keep their scores low. Of the 12 games both have played, the over has hit only four occasions. The under is 6-2 in the last eight games for New England. For Minnesota, the under is 17-7-1 in Minnesota’s last 25.
New England is 3-0 on the road this year and has covered the last five games as road favorites. The Pats are also 5-1 ATS in their last six following a SU win of more than two touchdowns.
On the other hand the Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. They are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games following a SU win and have covered six of their last seven.
The under speaks even louder after seeing that the Pats’ games have gone under the last four games following an ATS win. Just as much, the under for the Vikings is 6-1 in their last seven Monday games. Minnesota also seems to hit the under when the dog, posting a 5-1 under in their last six as an underdog of .0.5-3.0 points.