Minnesota Vikings Odds
As one of the NFL teams closest to Canada, the Minnesota Vikings have found themselves plenty of fans in the north. Canadian fans, in turn, have made the Vikings one of the most popular NFL bets in the country.
What do you need to start betting on the Vikings at legal online sportsbooks in Canada? Where can you find the best Vikings odds? See below for how to bet on the Minnesota Vikings in Canada, including this week’s Vikings’ game lines and Super Bowl odds.
This week’s Vikings odds: spreads, Super Bowl, props
Check this week’s Vikings moneyline, point spread and over/under below. Click on any Vikings betting odds to go right to the sportsbook and get your Vikings bets started.
This week’s Vikings spread
Vikings Super Bowl, NFC odds
Kirk Cousins MVP, prop odds
Next Up: Chicago Bears
Betting Lines And Odds For Vikings Vs. Bears
|Favorite||Spread||Favorite Spread Odds||Underdog Spread Odds||Total||Over Total Odds||Under Total Odds|
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from Consensus as of January 9, 2022, 8:37 AM ET.
Vikings Betting Trends
- Minnesota has eight wins against the spread in 16 games this year.
- The Vikings have been favored by 4 points or more four times this season and covered the spread in one of them.
- Minnesota's games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 16 opportunities (62.5%).
Recent Meetings With The Bears
|12/20/2020||Vikings||Bears||Vikings, -2.5||47||CHI, 33-27|
|11/16/2020||Bears||Vikings||Vikings, -3||44||MIN, 19-13|
Betting Insights For The Bears Game
- Minnesota and its opponents have combined to put up more than 44.5 points in 12 of 16 games this season.
- Chicago and its opponents have combined to score more than 44.5 points in six of 16 games this season.
- Sunday's total is 1.5 points higher than the combined 43 PPG average of the two teams.
- The 49.1 points per game these two squads have allowed to opponents this season are 4.6 more than the 44.5 over/under in this contest.
- The average total in Vikings games this season is 48.7, 4.2 points more than Sunday's over/under of 44.5.
- In 2020, games involving the Bears have averaged a total of 43.0 points, 1.5 fewer than this game's set over/under.
Vikings Player Insights
- Kirk Cousins has thrown for 3,971 yards (248.2 ypg) to lead Minnesota, completing 66.4% of his passes and recording 30 touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season.
- Dalvin Cook's team-high 1,080 rushing yards (67.5 per game) have come on 235 carries, with six touchdowns this year.
- Justin Jefferson's 1,509 receiving yards (94.3 yards per game) leads the team. He has 103 catches on 160 targets with nine touchdowns.
- Danielle Hunter has six sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 38 tackles.
- Harrison Smith is the team's leading tackler this year. He's totaled 108 tackles, three TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
Minnesota Vikings Injuries
|Player||Pos.||Injury||Practice Participation||Game Status||Status Date|
|Chris Herndon IV||TE||Covid-19||-||out||1/9/2022|
Minnesota Vikings 2021-2022 Schedule
|1||September 12, 2021||at Cincinnati Bengals||L, 27-24||FOX|
|2||September 19, 2021||at Arizona Cardinals||L, 34-33||FOX|
|3||September 26, 2021||vs Seattle Seahawks||W, 30-17||FOX|
|4||October 3, 2021||vs Cleveland Browns||L, 14-7||CBS|
|5||October 10, 2021||vs Detroit Lions||W, 19-17||FOX|
|6||October 17, 2021||at Carolina Panthers||W, 34-28||FOX|
|8||October 31, 2021||vs Dallas Cowboys||L, 20-16||NBC (SNF)|
|9||November 7, 2021||at Baltimore Ravens||L, 34-31||FOX|
|10||November 14, 2021||at Los Angeles Chargers||W, 27-20||FOX|
|11||November 21, 2021||vs Green Bay Packers||W, 34-31||FOX|
|12||November 28, 2021||at San Francisco 49ers||L, 34-26||FOX|
|13||December 5, 2021||at Detroit Lions||L, 29-27||CBS|
|14||December 9, 2021||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||W, 36-28||FOX (TNF)|
|15||December 20, 2021||at Chicago Bears||W, 17-9||ESPN (MNF)|
|16||December 26, 2021||vs Los Angeles Rams||L, 30-23||FOX|
|17||January 2, 2022||at Green Bay Packers||L, 37-10||NBC (SNF)|
|18||January 9, 2022||vs Chicago Bears||-||FOX|
What is the Vikings’ point spread?
The point spread is a way to even out the sides in an NFL game for bettors. In short, oddsmakers set a point spread line. If the favoured team fails to win the game by more than that line and instead wins by fewer points or loses outright, then bets on the underdog would win. Here’s how a spread bet may be presented at DraftKings Sportsbook in Canada:
|Green Bay Packers||-7.5 (-110)|
|Minnesota Vikings||+7.5 (-110)|
What we can take from this is that the Green Bay Packers and Vikings will be playing in an NFC North game with Green Bay as 7.5-point favourites to win.
As a bettor, you need to determine if you believe the Vikings will lose by that much, or if they’ll keep the game closer or even possibly win. If you believe that’s the case, you should wager on the Viking once you’ve done your research. If not, then the Packers are the team you should go with.
On either side of the bet, the odds are -110, which indicates that a wager of $110 would win $100. So, if that was your wager amount and you won, you’d get a payout of $210, which is your original bet plus the $100 in profit.
What is the Vikings’ moneyline?
Moneyline wagers are popular with newcomers to football betting. All you must do is choose which team is going to win the game. If you are right, then you get paid based on your wager amount and the odds at the time of your bet. Let’s look at this moneyline matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook CA:
You’ll see right away that the Vikings are favoured to win this game as they are carrying negative odds from the sportsbook. The Detroit Lions, being the underdogs, have positive odds.
The more separation there is between those numbers, the bigger the mismatch between the two teams, according to the sportsbook. If the teams’ odds were closer to zero, then you’d have a game where the oddsmakers are expecting more competition between the two squads.
As we discussed above, negative odds show you how much you would have to wager in order to win $100. In the case of the Vikings here, that number is $145.
For the Lions, you have positive odds to work with. Positive numbers show you how much you stand to win if you wager $100. For Detroit, that is $130 in this scenario. A winning bet of $100 would pay out $230, which is the original wager plus the winnings.
What is the Viking’s over/under line?
The over/under bet, which is also known as the total, doesn’t require you to pick which team is going to win. Instead, the sportsbook will set a line for the combined total score of a game. You can bet whether you think the actual combined score will be over or under that line. Here’s what a line for an over/under might look like at Caesars Sportsbook Canada:
You’ll notice that both sides of this bet carry the same odds at -110, which is around what you’ll see for most over/under bets. If the final score ends up being 35-30, then bets on the over would win. A 35-28 game, however, would go to the under.
When do the Vikings play on Monday, Thursday, Sunday night?
North America loves watching football on television. Saturday for betting on the college games and Sunday for the pros just wasn’t good enough, so Sunday, Monday and Thursday night football were all born.
When do the Minnesota Vikings play primetime football? Check the schedule above.
Vikings coaches and bench staff
Here are this year’s primary coaches for the Vikings:
- Head coach: Mike Zimmer
- Assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator: Andre Patterson
- Co-defensive coordinator: Adam Zimmer
- Offensive coordinator: Klint Kubiak
- Special teams coordinator: Ray Fickin
Since 1992, the Vikings have had five head coaches:
Minnesota Vikings home games
The Vikings play indoors to avoid the often unpleasant winter game conditions in Minneapolis.
- Name: U.S. Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN
- Owner: Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
- Operator: SMG
- Capacity: 66,655
- Record attendance: 72,711 (2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four)
- Broke ground: Dec. 23, 2013
- Opened: July 22, 2016
- Construction cost: $1.061 billion
- Other events: Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball
How to watch or listen to Vikings games in Canada
In Canada, CTV, CTV2 and TSN will carry NFL broadcasts from ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN, which can include when the Vikings are playing. For those who would rather stream their services, you can consider NFL Game Pass via DAZN, which offers a massive variety of games, including recorded versions of blackout games that are available after the regular broadcasts have concluded.
If you’d like to catch the game on the radio instead of watching it, you can stream live audio through the Game Pass app or website. You can also use TuneIn and Westwood One to hunt down channels that are carrying the Vikings.
Vikings facts and figures
The Minnesota Vikings have a long history. Here are some tidbits of information that will most definitely help you if you’re ever stuck in a situation where Vikings trivia will save you:
- The Vikings have played in four Super Bowls: 1970, 1974, 1975 and 1977. They lost all four, tying the same unfortunate record for Super Bowl appearances with no wins that the Buffalo Bills hold.
- Minnesota’s first-ever NFL draft pick was the No. 1 choice in the 1961 draft. They chose running back Tommy Mason out of Tulane. Mason would play for the Vikings from 1961 through 1966, making the Pro Bowl in three of those seasons.
- In 1971, Alan Page won the first NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award. He also is the first NFL player to complete a marathon, which he did in 1978.
- In 1997, Vikings QB Brad Johnson became the first NFL player to throw a touchdown pass to himself. His pass against the Carolina Panthers was deflected, and Johnson caught it and ran three yards for the passing and receiving touchdown.
- There are six Vikings who have had their numbers retired: No. 10 Fran Tarkenton, No. 53 Mick Tingelhoff, No. 70 Jim Marshall, No. 77 Korey Stringer, No. 80 Cris Carter and No. 88 Alan Page.
- The Vikings’ most lopsided victory came on Nov. 9, 1969, when they defeated the Cleveland Browns, 51-3.
- Though their first season came in 1961, the Vikings didn’t have a winning record until 1964, when they went 8-5-1.
- The Vikings’ first playoff appearance came in 1968. They lost to the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Western Conference playoffs, 24-14.
- Quarterback Fran Tarkenton was the first Minnesota Vikings player to be selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His induction came in 1986. Tarkenton is the first Vikings player to throw for more than 400 yards in a single game (Oct. 24, 1965, vs. San Francisco 49ers — 407 yards) and as of 2021 holds the franchise record for career passing yards with 33,098.
- In 1998, the Vikings compiled their best-ever regular-season record with a 15-1 mark. Their only loss came in Week 9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay ended up 8-8 on the season.
Vikings ticket breakdown
The average price of Minnesota Vikings tickets has climbed steadily over the years. In 2020, the average ticket was $262, a rise from $190 in 2019. That being said, most home games have tickets for under $75 each.
Who owns the Vikings?
Zygmunt “Zygi” Wilf has been the owner of the Minnesota Vikings since he bought the team from Red McCombs in 2005. The purchase price at that time, which Wilf paid along with his brother, Mark, and four other partners, was $600 million. Forbes Magazine estimated the franchise’s value in 2020 to be approximately $2.95 billion — the 17th most-valuable franchise in the NFL.
Vikings’ gambling partnerships
As of 2021, the Minnesota Vikings did not have an official partnership with any sportsbooks, though they do have one with Mystic Lake Casino.
The team is also working with tech partner SharpLink for a free-to-play fantasy game through the team’s app.
Greatest Vikings comeback
The Minnesota Vikings, playing at their original home field at Metropolitan Stadium, found themselves trailing late in the third quarter, 24-0, against the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 4, 1977.
The Vikings got themselves on the board late in the third stanza on a 15-yard pass from Bob Lee to Brent McClanahan to make it a 24-7 game. By the time the fourth quarter arrived, the Vikings’ coaching staff decided to take a chance, putting in rookie quarterback Tommy Kramer to see if he could make some magic happen.
On his first series, Kramer found Ahmad Rashad on an 8-yard score to cut into the 49ers lead, 24-14. The Vikings’ defence got the ball back on the ensuing 49ers’ possession, and Kramer added another score with a pass to Bob Tucker to make it 24-21.
The 49ers booted a field goal to extend their lead to 27-21, but that would not be enough as Kramer threw a 69-yard strike to receiver Sammy White to get the come-from-behind victory, 28-27.