The NY Jets are opening up to the Minnesota Vikings as slight underdogs

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings spread, odds

  • New York Jets: +3.5
  • Minnesota Vikings: -3.5

All odds via Fanduel Sportsbook

After an easy win over the ailing Chicago Bears, the Jets opened 9-2 as a 3.5-point underdog against the Minnesota Vikings. Mike White will lead the Jets to Minnesota to continue the push toward their first playoff appearance in over a decade.

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings money line

  • New York Jets: +145
  • Minnesota Vikings: -175

Minnesota was somewhat of a surprise this year. The Vikings are 9-2 and continue to find ways to win each week. They have a big lead in their division but should aim to catch the Eagles for the top seed in the NFC.

The Vikings have prevailed so far as the AFC East beat the Dolphins, Bills and Patriots 3-0. Minnesota has won the last two encounters against the Jets, but New York leads the all-time streak 8-3.

The Jets have played very well on the road this year. They are 4-1 in five games away from Metlife Stadium. New York’s defense in particular has performed well this year, averaging just 14.4 points per game from defense.

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings Over Under

  • New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings Over-Under: 45.5
  • About: -114
  • At: -106

I think this game has a good chance of going over the total. The Vikings have a strong passing offense that ranks seventh in the NFL at 240.9 yards per game. You have a bunch of weapons at your disposal that make it difficult for any defense.

Justin Jefferson is leading as he has become one of the top receivers in the NFL. Adam Thielen is a great addition to Jefferson and TJ Hockenson, the acquisition date for trading, is becoming increasingly comfortable with his new team.

Tacitly, Dalvin Cook is still producing at a high level. He has 841 rushing yards this season and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry.

I also expect New York to score points. Minnesota’s pass defenses are the lowest in the NFL, allowing 276.1 yards per game. With Mike White leading the offense, they could have another explosive outing in Minnesota.

I expect this game goes beyond the total.

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings injuries

New York got healthier last week when offensive tackle Max Mitchell returned to the active roster. Robert Saleh said running back Michael Carter has a minor ankle sprain and is listed as commonplace.

The Vikings are also pretty sane everywhere except for their secondary level. The cornerback room was hit again as starter Andrew Booth will now be out for the season.

Other key players like Chrisitan Darrisaw, Akayleb Evans and Dalvin Tomlinson all missed last week but their status for Sunday remains unclear.

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