The Minnesota Vikings are going through a big transition as quarterback Matt Cassel is injured after fracturing bones in his foot. This has led the Vikings to go with rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the foreseeable future. His first career start will be held this Sunday at Minneapolis' TCF Bank Stadium when the Vikings host the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons last faced the Vikings in November 2011 and beat them 24-14 in that game. The teams have been split in their last ten games dating all the way back to 1991. The under has gone in seven of their last ten games including the last four in a row.
The Vikings were listed at +10 against the New Orleans Saints last week and failed to cover, losing 20-9. They have taken the under in their last four games. They have won their last four ATS at home against teams that have winning road records. In addition to Cassel's injury, running back Adrian Peterson is still out for disciplinary reasons.
The Atlanta Falcons won their last game in convincing fashion as they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 with a -6.5 spread. Their point total single-handedly went past the point total of 47. The team has won their last four games ATS against NFC teams.
There are a few injuries for the Falcons including wide receiver Harry Douglas being questionable with a foot injury. Devin Hester was also listed with an ankle injury but his status has been upgraded to being probable for the game.
The Minnesota Vikings are not favored by Sports Gambling to win this game as they are listed with a +3 line for the meeting. The Vikings have straight up odds of +130 to win while the Falcons are listed at -150. The over/under for the points to be scored in this game is 46.5. This may prove to be an interesting game as the Vikings go through a big change in terms of who will be taking the snaps due to an injury.