Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers 10/1/2023 – Week 4 of the NFL season brings an intriguing matchup between two teams desperately seeking their first victory. The Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers face off at the Bank of America Stadium, both determined to turn their season around. In this blog post, we’ll dissect the key aspects of this game, provide a thorough preview, and offer our pick and prediction. The NFL Week 4 predictions are all set for bettors to place their bets on their favorite teams.
Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers 10/1/2023
|When:||Sunday, October 1, 2023 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Bank of America Stadium|
|Vikings||-3.5 (-115)||-190||45.5 o (-110)|
|Panthers||+3.5 (-105)||+165||45.5 u (-110)|
The slide in the power rankings continues after the 3rd straight loss.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 27, 2023
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The Minnesota Vikings find themselves in a precarious position, still searching for their first win of the season. The last time they began a season 0-4 was in 2011 when they managed to secure only three victories throughout the year.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins has shown promise, completing 69.6 percent of his passes for an impressive 1,075 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions. He has established a strong connection with wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison, combining for 643 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Tight end T.J. Hockenson has been a reliable target with 23 receptions.
Unfortunately, the Vikings’ ground game has struggled, averaging a mere 66.3 yards per contest. Alexander Mattison leads the rushing attack with 155 yards on 39 carries. Defensively, Minnesota has been porous, allowing an average of 27.3 points and 382.3 yards per game. Camryn Bynum leads the team with 31 tackles, Danielle Hunter has contributed five sacks, and Theo Jackson has secured one interception.
Carolina Panthers’ Search for Their First Win in 2023 NFL Season
The Carolina Panthers are also in pursuit of their first win this season. The last time they began a season 0-4 was in 2010 when they could only muster two wins throughout the entire year.
Quarterback Andy Dalton has been at the helm, completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 361 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Wide receivers Adam Thielen and DJ Chark Jr. have been the primary targets, amassing 312 receiving yards and three touchdowns collectively. Tight end Hayden Hurst has contributed with nine receptions.
On the ground, the Panthers have fared better, averaging 99.3 rushing yards per contest. Miles Sanders leads the way with 139 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Carolina has conceded an average of 27 points and 329 yards per game. Derrick Brown leads the team with 20 tackles, Brian Burns has recorded three sacks, and Deion Jones has secured one interception.
NFL Latest Odds: MIN -3.5 ; O/U 45
On Sunday, October 1st, 2023, the Minnesota Vikings will take on the Carolina Panthers at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Both teams are eager to secure their first win of the season, making this matchup a crucial one. Here at Picks and Parlays, we’ve got you covered with all the free NFL picks you need to enhance your NFL betting experience.
The Carolina Panthers currently sit at 0-3, with a 0-1 home record, placing them in fourth place in the NFC South conference. Offensively, the Panthers are averaging 220 passing yards, 99 rushing yards, and 18 points per game. On the defensive side, they allow 215 passing yards, 136.1 rushing yards, and 27 points per game.
Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
Minnesota are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 11 games.
Minnesota are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Carolina.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road.
Minnesota are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
Carolina is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games against Minnesota.
Carolina is 5-11 SU in their last 16 games at home.
Panthers is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference North division.
Carolina are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games played in October.
Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers Betting Pick
Key players for the Panthers include quarterback Andy Dalton, who has completed 34 of 58 passes for 361 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Running back Miles Sanders has carried the ball 41 times for 139 yards and one touchdown, while receiver Adam Thielen has contributed with 20 receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns.
The Minnesota Vikings, on the other hand, are also winless at 0-3, with an 0-1 record on the road. They currently reside in fourth place in the NFC North conference. Offensively, the Vikings are averaging 358 passing yards, 66 rushing yards, and a certain number of points. On the defensive side, they allow 273 passing yards, 120 rushing yards, and another set of points.
Key players for the Vikings include quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has completed 96 of 138 passes for 1,075 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. Running back Alexander Mattison has carried the ball 39 times for 155 yards and scored a touchdown, while receiver Justin Jefferson has contributed with 27 receptions for 458 yards and one touchdown.
In this matchup of winless teams, we believe the Minnesota Vikings will secure their first victory of the season against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have struggled offensively this year, and we doubt they will be able to keep up with the Vikings, especially at home. Our best bet for this game is to take the Minnesota Vikings with the -3.5 point spread. Take the Vikings to win with the NFL sports betting odds on their side.
Score Prediction: Vikings 23, Panthers 16.