Vikings vs Patriots: An intriguing confrontation between conferences takes place on Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts, when the New England Patriots host the Minnesota Vikings. It’s 4:25 p.m. Initial kick from the Gillette Stadium.
New England (8-3) is approaching its tenth consecutive title in the AFC East after a 27-13 loss to the Jets last week, while Minnesota (6-4-1) is currently the first team to NFC wild card after driving to Green Bay behind the 359 yards of Kirk Cousins and three touchdowns. The bookmakers list New England as a five-point favorite.
The Over-Under, or the total points that Vegas believes to be scored, is 49.5 in the last odds of Vikings vs. Patriots Before making any selection of Patriots vs. Vikings, see what Viking expert Larry Hartstein has to say.
Hartstein is 6-0 in his last six picks for or against the Vikings, part of an impressive 14-2 run at Minnesota. Last Sunday, Hartstein was in Minnesota (-3) when the Vikes dispatched to Green Bay, 24-17, in a game that was not so close.
Minnesota beat Green Bay, 416-254. “This line says that the teams are even and I do not think that’s the case,” Hartstein told SportsLine members. “The Vikings have a great advantage on the field, they are 36-16-2 against the spread in their last 54 home games, and Green Bay’s defensive injuries give them the opportunity to explode in an offensive manner.”
In addition, Hartstein is an amazing 44-19 in all his NFL picks this season, which makes him the number 1 SportsLine expert. Anyone who has followed him is great.
Now, Hartstein has criticized what he calls an error in the propagation of Patriots vs. Vikings. He has locked himself in a strong selection on SportsLine.
Hartstein knows that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady remains in full command even at 41. He has played four consecutive games without an interception and was encouraged by the return of Rob Gronkowski in last week’s 27-13 victory over the Jets. Brady pointed to Gronk seven times the team’s maximum and recorded his highest passer rating (115.4) in more than a calendar year.
The Pats have won 10 consecutive home games and are undefeated at Gillette Stadium this season (5-0), winning by an average of 13.8 points.
But just because New England is dominant at home does not mean the Pats cover against one of the best teams in the NFC.
Minnesota has won five of seven and is in third place in total defense with 314.7 yards per game. Cousins settled with his new team, allowing Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph to put up big numbers. Running back Dalvin Cook recovered completely from his hamstring injury and scored his first touchdown last week on a screen pass.
Under Mike Zimmer, the Vikings have covered 19 of their last 26 games in December.
We can say that Hartstein is leaning towards the other side, but his much stronger game is in the expansion. He has unearthed a surprising statistic that makes him grow big on the one hand. Just share what it is and who to endorse in SportsLine.
Who wins the Vikings against the Patriots? And what striking statistic makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to get the strong selection against the spread of Larry Hartstein, all from the No. 1 NFL expert who is 14-2 on the Vikings’ selections.