Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings - 9/20/20 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Vikings (0-1) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -3 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in week 2 NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings look for a bounce back performance after getting smoked by the Green Bay Packers in their season opener. The Minnesota Vikings have won four of their last six road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 76 percent of his passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Adam Thielen and Bisi Johnson have combined for 166 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Alexander Mattison has four receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 134 yards per contest, and Mattison leads the way with 50 yards on six carries. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 43 points and 522 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 10 tackles, Jalyn Holmes has one tackle for loss and Holton Hill has one pass deflection.
The Indianapolis Colts look for a victory here after getting upset in their season opener by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Indianapolis Colts have won four of their last six home games. Philip Rivers is completing 78.3 percent of his passes for 363 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Rivers has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Parris Campbell and Jonathan Taylor have combined for 138 receiving yards on 12 catches while TY Hilton has four receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 88 yards per contest, and fantasy leads the way with 28 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 27 points and 241 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with nine tackles, Denico Autry has two sacks and Kenny Moore II has one pass deflection.
The Vikings are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games in September, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as an underdog and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games in Week 2. The Colts are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Vikings last 7 road games. The over is 7-3 in Colts last 10 games as a favorite. The Vikings are 1-4 Aagainst the spread in their last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams were disappointing in their season opener, as the Vikings didn't play a lick of defense against the Packers and the Colts lost to a below average Jaguars squad. The difference here is that the Colts were more competitive in their debut, and Rivers is only going to get more comfortable with his new team. The Vikings have no hope this season if they're going to give up 500-plus yards like they did last week. At home, I trust the Colts to bounce back and get their first win of the season. I can't get behind the Vikings after the effort I saw against the Packers, especially when the Colts are better defensively.