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    The Los Angeles Chargers (0-2) hit the road to meet the Minnesota Vikings (0-2) at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

    With 25.1 points allowed per game on defense, which ranked fifth-worst in the NFL last season, the Vikings were forced to rely on their eighth-ranked offense (24.9 points per contest) to keep them competitive. The Chargers averaged 23 points per game on offense last season (13th in NFL), and they ranked 21st defensively with 22.6 points allowed per game.

    Vikings vs. Chargers Picks

    Right now, 63.1% of Splash Inc. users are picking the Vikings to win and 62.6% are picking them to cover the 1.5-point spread as well against the Chargers on Sunday.

    Game Info: Vikings vs. Chargers

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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    Take a look at these betting insights and trends before you wager on Sunday’s Minnesota-Los Angeles spread (Minnesota -1.5) or total (54 points).

    Game Trends for Vikings

    • The Vikings went 7-9-1 ATS last season.
    • The Vikings covered the spread six times last season (6-6-1 ATS) when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
    • A total of 11 of the Vikings’ games last season went over the point total.

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings racked up just 2.3 more points per game (24.9) than the Chargers gave up (22.6) last year.
    • The Vikings were 7-6 against the spread and 12-1 overall in games when they scored more than 22.6 points last year.
    • The Chargers had a 7-2-1 record against the spread and a 9-1 record overall in games when they gave up fewer than 24.9 points last year.
    • The Vikings racked up only 15.4 more yards per game (361.5) than the Chargers gave up per matchup (346.1) last season.
    • The Vikings were 5-5 against the spread and 9-1 overall when the team picked up more than 346.1 yards last year.
    • The Chargers had a -1-1 record ATS and a – record overall when holding their opponents to fewer than 361.5 yards last year.
    • Last year the Vikings piled up 97.7 rushing yards per game, 48.1 fewer than the Chargers allowed per outing (145.8).
    • The Vikings had a 2-0 ATS record and a 2-0 overall record when the team ran for over 145.8 yards last season.
    • Last year, the Chargers were -0 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to fewer than 97.7 yards on the ground.
    • Last season the Vikings had 23 turnovers, one fewer than the Chargers had takeaways (24).

    Best Players for Vikings

    • Kirk Cousins: 4,547 PASS YDS / 267.5 YPG / 65.9% / 29 TD / 14 INT
    • Cam Akers: 188 CAR / 786 YDS / 52.4 YPG / 7 TD / 13 REC / 117 YDS / 7.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Alexander Mattison: 74 CAR / 283 YDS / 16.6 YPG / 5 TD / 15 REC / 91 YDS / 5.4 YPG / 1 TD
    • Justin Jefferson: 128 REC / 1,809 YDS / 106.4 YPG / 8 TD
    • T.J. Hockenson: 86 REC / 914 YDS / 53.8 YPG / 6 TD
    • K.J. Osborn: 60 REC / 650 YDS / 38.2 YPG / 5 TD
    • Jordan Hicks: 129 TKL / 2 TFL / 3 SACK / 1 INT / 10 PD

    Game Trends for Chargers

    • The Chargers’ record against the spread last season was 11-5-1.
    • The Chargers went 5-1 as underdogs of 1.5 points or more last season.
    • Out of the 17 Chargers’ games last season, seven hit the over.

    Stats & Insights for Chargers

    • The Chargers averaged just 2.1 fewer points per game (23) than the Vikings gave up (25.1) last season.
    • The Chargers were 5-0 against the spread and 3-2 overall last season when the team scored more than 25.1 points.
    • Last season the Vikings had a 4-1-1 record against the spread and a 6-0 record overall in games when they held opponents to fewer than 23 points.
    • The Chargers collected 359.3 yards per game last year, 29.4 fewer yards than the 388.7 the Vikings gave up per matchup.
    • When the Chargers churned out more than 388.7 yards last year, the team was 5-0 against the spread and 4-1 overall.
    • In games the Vikings held their opponents to less than 359.3 yards last season, they had a -4-1 record ATS and a – record overall.
    • Last season the Chargers averaged 89.6 yards per game on the ground, 33.5 fewer than the Vikings allowed per outing (123.1).
    • Last season the Chargers had a 2-0 ATS record and a 2-0 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 123.1 yards.
    • Last season, the Vikings were -1 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to less than 89.6 yards on the ground.
    • The Chargers had 19 giveaways last year, while the Vikings had 25 takeaways.

    Best Players for Chargers

    • Justin Herbert: 4,739 PASS YDS / 278.8 YPG / 68.2% / 25 TD / 10 INT
    • Austin Ekeler: 204 CAR / 915 YDS / 53.8 YPG / 13 TD / 107 REC / 722 YDS / 42.5 YPG / 5 TD
    • Joshua Kelley: 69 CAR / 287 YDS / 23.9 YPG / 2 TD / 14 REC / 101 YDS / 8.4 YPG / 0 TD
    • Mike Williams: 63 REC / 895 YDS / 68.8 YPG / 4 TD
    • Josh Palmer: 72 REC / 769 YDS / 48.1 YPG / 3 TD
    • Keenan Allen: 66 REC / 752 YDS / 75.2 YPG / 4 TD
    • Eric Kendricks: 137 TKL / 8 TFL / 1 SACK / 6 PD
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