Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons 11/5/2023 – On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to face off against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. At 4-4, Minnesota currently holds the second position in the NFC North following a recent 24-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings are hoping to repeat their victory here. The Falcons are an even 4-4 as of now and will hope to shake this off for something better. The Atlanta Falcons will be winning this game as per the latest NFL betting trends.
Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons 11/5/2023
|When:||Sunday, November 5, 2023 1:00 PM ET|
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Minnesota Vikings (4-6) currently hold second place in the NFC North, riding on an impressive three-game win streak and currently sitting at 4-4 overall. Unfortunately, their victory against the Green Bay Packers came at a cost as starting quarterback Kirk Cousins sustained a season-ending torn Achilles during Sunday’s match; Jaren Hall took over in his place and should remain as starting quarterback going forward.
Transition Under Center
Jaren Hall’s limited appearance has only seen him amass 23 passing yards while completing three of four passes, indicating the need for the Vikings offensive unit to adjust to changes in its starting lineup. As the Vikings endeavor to solidify their offensive strategy, Alexander Mattison has emerged as their primary rusher, contributing 390 yards in running play for their offense.
Jordan Addison has proven a key figure in the receiving department, racking up 482 yards and seven touchdown receptions – cementing his role as one of the cornerstones of Minnesota’s offensive front. On defense, Camryn Bynum’s remarkable 76 tackles have provided the team with strong defensive fortitude – further enhanced by 23 quarterback sacks and six interceptions showing their resilience when facing ever-evolving challenges.
Atlanta Falcons Search for Consistency
With a 4-4 record and tied for first place with New Orleans in the NFC South despite an upset loss to Tennessee Titans last Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons continue their search for consistency in 2019. the Falcons relied on collective effort during their encounter with the Titans to accumulate 342 yards of total offense while giving up 375. Taylor Heinicke has produced 175 passing yards and one touchdown, which have been supplemented by Bijan Robinson’s noteworthy contributions in rushing with 466 rushing yards and one score.
Drake London has emerged as one of the Falcons’ top receivers, totaling 438 yards and two touchdown catches – cementing his key role in strengthening their offense. On defense, Kaden Elliss has shown unflinching dedication, leading the Falcons with 53 tackles and four interceptions despite challenging competition. Additionally, 15 tackles and four interceptions demonstrate their determined defense approach in the face of daunting adversaries.
NFL Latest Odds: ATL -4 ; O/U 37.5
Since Minnesota and Atlanta will likely utilize their second-string quarterbacks due to the absence of their starting QBs (Kirk Cousins for Minnesota and Desmond Ridder for Atlanta), betting on the under seems prudent due to both teams likely adopting more conservative offensive strategies that may contribute to the low scoring game.
Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
Minnesota are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Atlanta.
Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Atlanta.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
Minnesota are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Minnesota are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division.
Minnesota are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games played in November.
Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
Atlanta are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games.
Atlanta are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 9 games against Minnesota.
Atlanta are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
Atlanta is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference North division.
Atlanta are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games played in November.
Falcons are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games played in week 9.
Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons Betting Pick
Both these teams are coming here depending on backup quarterbacks. Therefore, the scoreboard may not be fired up in this matchup. As per the top online sportsbook week 9 NFL betting picks, the Atlanta Falcons are going to emerge as the winners of this game.
Score Prediction: Falcons 17, Vikings 13.