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    The Minnesota Vikings (1-3) host a streaking Kansas City Chiefs (3-1) squad on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Chiefs have won three straight games.

    On defense, the Chiefs have been a top-five unit, ranking fifth-best by surrendering only 15 points per game. They rank ninth on offense (25.3 points per game). In terms of points scored the Vikings rank 16th in the NFL (22.5 points per game), and they are 19th on the other side of the ball (23.8 points allowed per contest).

    Chiefs vs. Vikings Picks

    The Chiefs are projected by Splash Inc. users to both win straight up and cover the spread against the Vikings on Sunday. At the moment, 91.7% of users are picking them to win and 68.8% expect the Chiefs to cover the 3.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Chiefs vs. Vikings

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

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    Take a look at some betting trends and insights for Kansas City (-3.5) versus Minnesota on Sunday. The total has been set at 52.5 points for this game.

    Game Trends for Chiefs

    • The Chiefs is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • When they have played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, the Chiefs are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Two of the Chiefs’ four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Stats & Insights for Chiefs

    • The Chiefs own the eighth-ranked defense this season (294.5 yards allowed per game), and they’ve been better on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with 393 yards per game.
    • The Chiefs rank ninth in points scored this season (25.3 points per game), but they’ve been playing really well on defense, ranking fifth-best in the NFL with 15 points allowed per game.
    • On offense, the Chiefs rank sixth in the NFL with 256 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank eighth in passing yards allowed per contest (190.5).
    • The Chiefs are totaling 137 rushing yards per game offensively this year (ninth in NFL), and they are giving up 104 rushing yards per game (12th) on defense.
    • The Chiefs own the eighth-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (33.3% third-down conversion rate allowed), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with a 49.1% third-down conversion rate.
    • The Chiefs are putting up 5.9 yards per play on offense, which ranks them seventh in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank eighth, allowing 5.1 yards per play.
    • The Chiefs have forced five total turnovers (12th in NFL) this season and have turned it over eight times (26th in NFL) for a turnover margin of -3, 24th-ranked in the NFL.

    Best Players for Chiefs

    • Patrick Mahomes II: 1,006 PASS YDS / 251.5 YPG / 64.3% / 8 TD / 4 INT / 23 CAR / 154 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Isiah Pacheco: 55 CAR / 270 YDS / 67.5 YPG / 2 TD / 10 REC / 90 YDS / 22.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Justin Watson: 8 REC / 163 YDS / 40.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Travis Kelce: 17 REC / 155 YDS / 51.7 YPG / 2 TD
    • Rashee Rice: 13 REC / 140 YDS / 35 YPG / 1 TD
    • Trent McDuffie: 22 TKL / 1 PD

    Game Trends for Vikings

    • The Vikings have covered the spread once in four opportunities this season.
    • The Vikings are 0-0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • The Vikings have hit the over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings are posting 370.8 total yards per contest on offense this season (ninth-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 344.8 total yards per contest (20th-ranked).
    • With 22.5 points per game on offense, the Vikings rank 16th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 19th, allowing 23.8 points per contest.
    • The Vikings’ pass defense ranks 21st in the NFL with 233.5 passing yards surrendered per game, but they’ve been carried by their offense, which ranks third-best by piling up 287.3 passing yards per contest.
    • The Vikings’ rushing offense has been bottom-five this season, compiling 83.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks fifth-worst in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 15th with 111.3 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • With a 37% third-down conversion percentage on offense, the Vikings rank 21st in the NFL. On defense, they rank 16th, giving up a 39.3% third-down rate.
    • The Vikings’ defense ranks 11th in the NFL with 5.3 yards given up per play, but they’ve been led by their offense, which ranks second-best by accumulating 6.5 yards per play.
    • The Vikings sport a bottom-five turnover margin this season, third-worst at -8.

    Best Players for Vikings

    • Kirk Cousins: 1,214 PASS YDS / 303.5 YPG / 68.8% / 11 TD / 4 INT
    • Alexander Mattison: 56 CAR / 250 YDS / 62.5 YPG / 0 TD / 12 REC / 56 YDS / 14 YPG / 1 TD
    • Cam Akers: 27 CAR / 69 YDS / 34.5 YPG / 1 TD / 2 REC / 11 YDS / 5.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Justin Jefferson: 33 REC / 543 YDS / 135.8 YPG / 3 TD
    • T.J. Hockenson: 25 REC / 203 YDS / 50.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jordan Addison: 13 REC / 185 YDS / 46.3 YPG / 2 TD
    • Camryn Bynum: 43 TKL / 2 TFL / 1 PD
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