NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas will play host to Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans as they kick-off for their fourth game of the NFL betting season. The Minnesota Vikings had a bad start and they are yet to taste victory this season. The Vikings lost their opening game against Green Bay Packers with a final score of 43-34. In their second outing, the Vikings were unable to get past Indiana Colts when they gave up 28 and scored just 11 in return. Minnesota is not going to have an easy game against Houston Texas.
Minnesota Vikings vs Houston Texans Betting Information
|Date:||Sunday, October 4, 2020|
|Time:||1:00 PM EDT|
|Location:||NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.|
Minnesota Vikings vs Houston Texas Betting Odds
|Vikings||+4 (-109)||54½ (-115)||+172||Place Bets|
|Texans||-4 (-111)||54½ (-105)||-205|
Last week, they had a close call against the Tennessee Titans and lost with just a one-point difference (31-30). Quarterback Kirk Cousins managed to convert 16 of his 27 passes against the Texans. Cousins touched 251 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back Dalvin Cook took off when they contributed 181 yards with 22 carries and one touchdown. Linebacker Eric Kendricks recorded a team-high of 10 tackles. Following Kendricks was Harrison Smith with nine tackles, one tackle for loss, and one interception for his team.
Houston Texans Betting Analysis
The Houston Texans had the same bad start as the Minnesota Vikings as they enter this week’s game with a record of 0-3. The Texans lost their opening game of the season against Kansas City Chiefs with a final score of 34-20. In their second game, the Texans lost with a final score of 33-16 against the Baltimore Ravens. Houston struggled to make the odds meet as they were not a match for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their last outing. The Texans gave up 28 and scored 21 in return.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson did his best with 27 pass attempts. Watson managed to convert 19 in a span of 264 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. From the receiving end, wide receiver Randall Cobb managed four catches in a span of 95 yards and one touchdown. Houston was unable to cope with the offense of Pittsburgh when they surrendered 387 offensive yards. Benardrick McKinney did his best from the linebacker spot as he recorded a team-high of 11 tackles. Following McKinney was Zach Cunningham with 10 tackles.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans Pick
The NFL pick for this match is Houston Texans -3.5. This might be the best opportunity for Houston to achieve their first victory. The Texans seem to have the odds on their side to win this game and cover the spread. As for the Vikings, they will need to focus more on their defense. The Vikings will be playing against the Seattle Seahawks in their next week’s game. Final Score Prediction, Houston Texans win 38-31.
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