- The Los Angeles Chargers have -140 odds to beat the Minnesota Vikings.
- The Minnesota Vikings are 3-point underdogs in the game.
- The total points for the game is set 51.5 points.
LOS ANGELES – A heavy-hitting matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings is slated for Week 10 of the NFL season.
Legal online betting sites have given the Chargers the slight edge over the Vikings being that they sit with the better record at 5-3 while the Vikings are at 3-5.
Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Minnesota Vikings
- Moneyline: Chargers (-140) vs. Vikings (+120)
- Spread: Chargers -3
- Total: 51.5 Points
Both teams are very evenly matched – on offense, the Chargers are averaging 24.9 ppg behind an above-average quarterback in Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler as their utility running back, and an explosive wide receiver in Keenan Allen.
The Vikings are not far behind as they average 24.3 ppg with a solid Kirk Cousins under center, a top-5 running back in Dalvin Cook, and one of the best young receivers with Justin Jefferson.
While the Chargers have a slight advantage on offense, the Vikings have a similar advantage on defense as they allow 23.9 ppg while the Chargers allow 25.1 ppg.
Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Minnesota Vikings Moneyline
The Chargers have beaten some of the NFL’s best teams including the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and Las Vegas Raiders.
The Vikings, on the other hand, have only won games against teams with a below .500 record in the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, and Carolina Panthers. They have also lost to contending teams such as the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals.
Backing up the Chargers NFL odds, even more, is that the Vikings have only won one game on the road this season of the four they’ve played.
Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Minnesota Vikings Spread
The Chargers are one of the better teams in the league against the spread as they have gone 5-3 ATS. The Vikings are close behind with a 4-4 record against the spread and are typically missing the cover by 0.4 points.
Being that this is expected to be a tightly kept matchup, it could result in a push. In their last three games, the Vikings have covered the spread twice and have pushed once. However, the Vikings have been 3-point underdogs four times since 2018 and are 1-3 ATS in those games.
The Chargers have been a 3-point home favorite twice this season against the Dallas Cowboys and the Las Vegas Raiders. They are 1-1 ATS in that scenario and are also coming off of an ATS win on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9.
Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Minnesota Vikings Total Points
All signs are pointing towards the Over hitting as both teams have hit the Over more often than not in recent games. The Chargers have hit the Over in their last two games played while the Vikings have gone Over in two of their last three games.
Looking into different trends regarding the total points scored, the Vikings are 6-0 with the Over in their last six road games. The Chargers are 6-1 with the Over in their last seven games after outing up more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
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