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NFL Betting: Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings

NFL betting Sunday has a NFC matchup with significant post season implications as the Falcons and Vikings hook up in a NFL football betting handicap of hot teams.

NFL betting fans consider both of these teams as surprises for 2008.  Atlanta has come out of nowhere to contend while Minnesota faced a lot of NFL football betting skepticism regarding their abilities as well.  Atlanta is coming off a NFL betting loss against the spread for the second consecutive week although they did get a straight up win of 13-10 over Tampa Bay as 5.5 point chalks.

The Falcons have dropped 3 of their last 5 NFL football betting decisions against the board.  The Falcons win over Tampa Bay was huge since they are now tied with 9-5 straight up records in the underrated NFC South.

Both teams trail 11-3 Carolina.  Atlanta has a NFL betting angle going this year in which the home team is 9-5 against the spread in all of their games.  In away over/under NFL football betting action the Falcons have gone under the total in 5 out of 7 games.

Atlanta is an even 4-4 split as a NFL betting dog this season and has an overall record of 8-6 against the football betting odds.  The Minnesota Vikings have an overall NFL betting record of 9-5 straight up and 6-8 against the football betting odds.

Minnesota has improved recently, however, as a NFL betting value as they have covered 3 of their last 4 games against the spread.  The Vikings are an even 3-3 split as a NFL betting chalk this year.  Last week Minnesota got a most impressive NFL betting win and cover as they destroyed Arizona 35-14 as 4 point road dogs.

In over/under NFL betting this year the Vikings are 9-5 over the total with an even 3-3 split at home.  Offense was considered to be a liability for the Vikings before the season started but they have climbed to rank 16th overall in the league.  Minnesota was known for a stout defense and has not disappointed as they rank 8th in the NFL.

In this head to head NFL betting matchup the Falcons are 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games with the Vikings.

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