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    The Minnesota Vikings (0-3) bring a three-game losing streak on the road October 1, 2023 against a struggling Carolina Panthers squad (0-3), who have won three straight.

    Despite sporting a bottom-five scoring defense that ranked fifth-worst in the NFL last season (25.1 points allowed per game), the Vikings had more success offensively, ranking eighth in the NFL by averaging 24.9 points per game. From an offensive standpoint, the Panthers ranked 20th in the NFL with 20.4 points per game last season. Meanwhile, they ranked 19th in points allowed (350.2 points allowed per contest).

    Vikings vs. Panthers Picks

    Splash Inc. users think the Vikings will win straight up and cover against the Panthers, with 79.5% of users picking them to win and 100.0% picking them to cover the 3.5-point spread on Sunday.

    Game Info: Vikings vs. Panthers

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Bank of America Stadium

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    If you plan to place a wager on Minnesota-Carolina matchup (in which Minnesota is a 3.5-point favorite and the over/under has been set at 45.5 points), below are a few betting trends and insights for Sunday’s game.

    Game Trends for Vikings

    • The Vikings put together a 7-9-1 ATS record last year.
    • The Vikings were 3-5 ATS last season when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 11 times in Vikings games.

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings put up just 2.9 more points per game (24.9) than the Panthers gave up (22) last year.
    • The Vikings were 7-6 against the spread and 12-1 overall in games when they put up more than 22 points last season.
    • The Panthers had a 8-3 record against the spread and a 7-4 record overall in games when they gave up less than 24.9 points last year.
    • The Vikings racked up only 11.3 more yards per game (361.5) than the Panthers allowed per outing (350.2) last year.
    • When the Vikings amassed over 350.2 yards last year, the team was 5-5 against the spread and 9-1 overall.
    • When the Panthers kept their opponents to fewer than 361.5 yards last season, they had a -5 record ATS and a – record overall.
    • Last year the Vikings racked up 97.7 yards per game on the ground, 24.9 fewer than the Panthers allowed per outing (122.6).
    • The Vikings had a 5-1 ATS record and a 6-0 overall record when the team ran for over 122.6 yards last year.
    • Last season, the Panthers were -1 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to fewer than 97.7 yards on the ground.
    • The Vikings turned the ball over 23 times last year, six more turnovers than the Panthers forced (17).

    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 Panthers

    • The Panthers beat the spread nine times in 17 games last season.
    • The Panthers’ ATS record as underdogs of 3.5 points or more was 5-4 last year.
    • Out of the 17 Panthers’ games last year, eight went over the total.

    Stats & Insights for Panthers

    • The Panthers put up 4.7 fewer points per game (20.4) than the Vikings allowed (25.1) last year.
    • When the Panthers put up over 25.1 points last season, they were 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
    • When the Vikings limited opponents to less than 20.4 points last season, they had a 3-0-1 record against the spread and a 4-0 record overall.
    • The Panthers racked up 306.2 yards per game last season, 82.5 fewer yards than the 388.7 the Vikings allowed per contest.
    • When the Panthers amassed over 388.7 yards last year, the team was 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
    • In games the Vikings limited their opponents to fewer than 306.2 yards last year, they had a -1-1 record ATS and a – record overall.
    • Last season the Panthers averaged 130 yards per game on the ground, just 6.9 more yards than the Vikings allowed per outing (123.1).
    • When the Panthers ran for over 123.1 yards last season they compiled a 8-1 ATS record and a 7-2 overall record.
    • The Vikings were -3 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to fewer than 130 rushing yards last year.
    • The Panthers turned the ball over 21 times last year, four fewer times than the Vikings forced turnovers (25).

    Best Players for Panthers

    • Andy Dalton: 2,871 PASS YDS / 205.1 YPG / 66.7% / 18 TD / 9 INT
    • Miles Sanders: 259 CAR / 1,269 YDS / 74.6 YPG / 11 TD / 20 REC / 78 YDS / 4.6 YPG / 0 TD
    • Chuba Hubbard: 95 CAR / 466 YDS / 33.3 YPG / 2 TD / 14 REC / 171 YDS / 12.2 YPG / 0 TD
    • Adam Thielen: 70 REC / 716 YDS / 42.1 YPG / 6 TD
    • D.J. Chark: 30 REC / 502 YDS / 45.6 YPG / 3 TD
    • Terrace Marshall Jr.: 28 REC / 490 YDS / 37.7 YPG / 1 TD
    • Frankie Luvu: 111 TKL / 19 TFL / 7 SACK / 1 INT / 4 PD
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