Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts - 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: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Vikings and the Indianapolis Colts meet in week 2 NFL action from Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Vikings come into this one looking to rebound after a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in their season opener last time out. Kirk Cousins threw for 259 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception on 19 of 25 passing while Dalvin Cook rushed for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Alexander Mattison had 50 rushing yards as well. Adam Thielen led the Vikings with 6 catches for 110 yards with two touchdowns while Bisi Johnson had 56 receiving yards on 3 grabs. Defensively, Eric Kendricks led the Vikings with 11 total tackles including 7 solo tackles while Holton Hill also had 7 solo tackles.
The Indianapolis Colts will be out to rebound from a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their season opener last time out. Philip Rivers threw for 363 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions on 36 of 46 passing while Nyheim Hines rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown in relief of Marlon Mack who is now out for the season due to injury. Parris Campbell had a team-high 71 receiving yards on 6 catches while Jonathan Taylor had 6 grabs for 67 yards out of the Indy backfield and T.Y. Hilton had 4 catches for 53 yards. The aforementioned Hines had a team-high 8 catches for 45 yards and a touchdown as well. Defensively, Darius Leonard led the Colts with 10 total tackles while DeForest Buckner had 1.5 tackles for a loss. Denico Autry had a pair of sacks while Khari Willis and Justin Houston each added a sack as well in the loss.
Minnesota is 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Indianapolis is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I think this matchup fits to be the high-scoring game that this line intends it to be, as Philip Rivers and new top running back Jonathan Taylor should have their way with a subpar Minnesota secondary while the Colts leave a lot to be desired after that disappointing performance against Jacksonville. Give me the over as my free play for this game but my stronger pick is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.