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Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings: Bills Destined to go 0-3?

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

The Minnesota Vikings suffered one of the most embarrassing NFL football betting ties in the history of the NFL this past weekend. After a referee gave them a golden opportunity to win the game via a questionable roughing the passer call, the Vikings were able to tie Green Bay and force overtime. Afterwards, they won the coin toss but were stuffed on their way down the field. Nevertheless, Minnesota’s defense held and their offense got the ball back, marched down the field and set up a game winning field goal. The only problem was that their kicker had already missed 2 on the day. And although they set up an easy, short distance kick, the pressure was too much and he ended up costing them the victory. So, with that meager performance in sight, will the franchise be able to bounce back in this Sunday’s Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings matchup? Let’s take a look at the legal betting odds to find out.

Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, September 23rd           

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Stream: NFL Game Pass, CBS Sports

NFL Online Betting Odds:

Bills +16½ (-110) 41 (-110)   +876
Vikings -16½ (-110) 41 (-110) -1500
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Buffalo Bills            

The Bills are 0-2 so far this season and are widely considered the most disappointing team in the NFL. This past Sunday, they also happened to suffer one of the most embarrassing things that could happen to a team. After suffering a tough half against the Los Angeles Chargers, Vontae Davis, one of the Bills’ veteran defensive backs, decided to retire. It’s one thing to retire midseason, it’s another to retire midgame. Naturally, Buffalo became the laughing stock of the NFL. And since they share a division with the Pats, their 0-2 start basically means they’re going to miss out on the playoffs. It’s more likely than not that they’ll suffer another humbling loss this Sunday.

Players to Watch: Josh Allen (319 passing yards, 1 TD, 2 INT), LeSean McCoy (61 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Zay Jones (89 receiving yards, 0 TD, 5 REC).

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings charge into this weekend’s action sporting their rather humorous 1-0-1 record. Luckily for Minnesota, they get to bounce back against one of the worst teams in the NFL. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear Minnesota will be coming out on top this weekend. Right now the Bills are giving up a whopping 39 points per game. Since Buffalo is averaging 255 total yards of offense, while Minnesota puts up 426.5 themselves, it’s clear we can expect a lopsided finish to this weekend’s matchup.

Players to Watch: Kirk Cousins (669 passing yards, 6 TD, 1 INT), Dalvin Cook (78 rushing yards, 0 TD, 1 F), and Adam Thielen (233 receiving yards, 1 TD, 18 REC).

Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Predictions


  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 7-12-3 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Picks

So which side should online phone betting fans take in Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings matchup? All things considered, Minnesota is the only sensible choice here. Taking them straight up doesn’t offer much value. Taking the over on the TOTALs line is probably your best bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 42-10 Minnesota.