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 and bets? Check our guide to betting on the Minnesota Vikings in Canada, including this week’s Vikings’ moneylines, point spreads, over/unders and Super Bowl odds.
Check this week’s Vikings moneyline, point spread and over/under below. Click on any Vikings betting odds to go right to the sportsbook, claim your sports betting bonus and get your Vikings bets started.
|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.
|12/20/2020||Vikings||Bears||Vikings, -2.5||47||CHI, 33-27|
|11/16/2020||Bears||Vikings||Vikings, -3||44||MIN, 19-13|
|Player||Pos.||Injury||Practice Participation||Game Status||Status Date|
|Chris Herndon IV||TE||Covid-19||-||out||1/9/2022|
|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|
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 CA:
|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.
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.
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 CA:
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.
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.
Here are this year’s primary coaches for the Vikings:
Since 1992, the Vikings have had five head coaches:
The Vikings play indoors to avoid the often unpleasant winter game conditions in Minneapolis.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.