NFL Wagering Odds for 49ers-Vikings Matchup
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Two more weeks of online NFL betting preseason action remains before NFL wagering fans can finally knock down the door on the 2017 season. In the meantime, we might as well tune in for some of these preseason matches, if at least to check out how the rookies are performing.
This Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will be traveling to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings. The 49ers are doing all they can to put the Colin Kaepernick controversy behind them, but the current atmosphere around the nations isn’t exactly conducive to that agenda. A preseason win this Sunday wouldn’t hurt though. Let’s see what kind of online NFL betting chances the Niners are facing.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, August 27th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Stream: CBS Sports
Online NFL Betting Odds:
San Francisco 49ers +4 (-105) 42 (-110)
Minnesota Vikings -4 (-115) 42 (-110)
San Francisco 49ers
Online sportsbooks think that if you’re going to bet NFL preseason matches this weekend, you should bet against San Francisco. Which is understandable, considering that the 49ers are coming off a 2-14 season that saw the franchise finish last in the NFC West. In all honesty, San Francisco deserved that record since the organization thought it was a good idea to gamble on Chip Kelly – the man who single-handedly tarnished the Eagles, taking them from playoff form to under .500.
Kelly barely lasted a season in San Francisco and is now an analyst for ESPN. Online NFL betting fans might not care much for his analysis, but the entire community is relieved to see him far away from the sidelines.
Kyle Shanahan, son of legendary NFL coach and three time Super Bowl winner Mike Shanahan, will now take over as head coach. Shanahan has been coaching football since 2013, but this will be his first stint as head coach. It’s no understatement to say that we’re all excited to see what Kyle can accomplish, especially when considering his father’s great feats.
The Vikings had a very tumultuous season in 2016. Before the season even began, Minnesota had to reassess their situation after starting quarter Teddy Bridgewater went down in the preseason. The Vikings quickly acquired Sam Bradford from the Eagles and braced themselves for a rebuilding season.
Minnesota finished the year with an 8-8 record. Early on, it seemed like Bradford was a natural in the Vikings’ season. However, as the weather turned to winter, Bradford quickly began playing like his former self. In reality, Minnesota’s defense carried their team most of the season.
Heading into this year’s season, Bradford is listed as the starting quarterback while Bridgewater is on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). 2017 will also be the first time in 9 years that the Vikings will contend without Adrian Peterson. Peterson had started to decline in his years, like every running back does, and coupled with his off the field issues, was enough reason to send the back packing. We’ll have to see how the Vikings’ offense performs with all these uncertainties.