Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings – Week 3 Free Betting Pick

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The Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings are ready to do battle indoors at U.S. Bank Stadium. FOX will broadcast the action and kickoff will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Week 3 Betting Preview: Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings

In this Sunday game, Minnesota is getting picked as the favorite and is currently giving up 8 points. The Raiders are also receiving +260 moneyline odds while the Vikings are -330. Some good in-game betting opportunities could present themselves during the showdown, and oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 42 points.

Sharp bettors have been leaning toward both the Vikes and the under. The opening line was originally placed at -7 while the total was initially 43.

The Raiders have gained 0.3 units so far and are 1-1 against the spread (ATS). They’ve been a good under bet and have posted an O/U record of 0-2.

The Vikings have gained 0.0 units this season. The team is 1-1 ATS and also has an O/U record of 0-2.

The Raiders are 1-1 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Vikings are also 1-1 SU.

The Raiders are on the rebound after a 28-10 defeat to Kansas City in Week 2. The passing attack wasn’t where it needed to be as Derek Carr completed 23-of-38 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Josh Jacobs (99 rushing yards on 12 attempts) led the running attack in the loss while Darren Waller (six receptions, 63 yards) and Tyrell Williams (five catches, 46 yards, one TD) shared the receiving duties.

Back in Week 2, Green Bay got the win against this Minnesota team by a score of 21-16. The Vikes defensive unit allowed the Packers to eat up the clock by running for 144 yards on 33 rush attempts, along with one rushing TD. Aaron Jones was outstanding, putting up 116 rushing yards and a score on 23 attempts for the Packers. For Minnesota, Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-32 passes for 230 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Dalvin Cook (154 rushing yards on 20 attempts, one TD) spearheaded the ground game in the defeat as Adam Thielen (five receptions, 75 yards) and Cook (three catches, 37 yards) led the receiving corps.

Oakland has run the ball on 42.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Minnesota has a rush percentage of 60.7 percent. The Raiders have produced 113.5 rush yards per game and have two scores via handoffs this year. The Vikes are averaging 185 rush yards per game and have four total rushing TDs.

The Raiders offense has logged 228.5 yards per game through the air overall and has two passing TDs so far. The Vikes have produced 164 pass yards per outing and also have two total pass scores.

Oakland has allowed opponents to run for an average of 63 yards and pass for 355.5 yards per game. The Minnesota defense has allowed 256.5 yards per game to opposing passers and 108.5 yards per game on the ground. The Vikes are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.27 to opposing QBs, while the Raiders have given up an ugly 9.78 ANY/A.

Cousins has connected on 14-of-32 passes for 230 yards, one TD and two INTs. Cousins’ adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 4.64 for the year and 6.14 across his past two games. In the other locker room, Carr is up to 198 passing yards on the year. He’s completed 23-of-38 attempts with one passing touchdowns and two interceptions. Carr has a 2.63 ANY/A for the year, though that number sits at 5.78 over the past two outings.

Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings Free NFL Tip

SU Winner: Vikings, ATS Winner: Raiders, O/U: Over

Betting Notes

  • Minnesota has lost two fumbles this season while Oakland has not lost any.
  • The Raiders offense has tallied one pass play of 40+ yards, while the Vikings have put up zero such plays.
  • The Oakland defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Minnesota has given up zero such plays.
  • The Oakland offense has created one rushing play of 20 or more yards, while Minnesota has created four such runs.
  • Both teams have allowed zero rushing plays of 20+ yards. The Raiders have given up zero running plays of 10+ yards while the Vikings have given up seven such plays.
  • The Minnesota defense has recorded six sacks on the year while Oakland has five.