Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 13 Betting Odds:
vs. Patriots -4.5(-113)
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Vikings vs. Patriots Pick:
It’s December now, so we’ll start to see what the Pats are made of. This is usually the time of the year when they buckle down and started taking things a little more serious. There isn’t time to have hiccups like they had against the Lions and Titans. It’s crazy to think that their three losses this season came against the Lions, Jaguars, and Titans. At the time, the Jags game wasn’t seen as a bad loss.
In fact, more than a few people expected the Pats and Jags to meet again in the postseason. That’s of course not going to be the case. The Texans have basically taken the place of the Jags. Houston just found a defense and have Deshaun Watson on the field this season. Jacksonville has Blake Bortles and a defense that hasn’t been as effective.
All three teams the Patriots have lost to currently have a record below .500. After losing to the Jaguars and Lions, the Patriots won six games in a row before falling to the Titans. They scored an average of 31.25 points per game, while allowing 21.5 points per game. For a team that has lost only one game in eight outings, you’d think they went 3-5 judging by the sky is falling in New England perception.
Their losses this season have been on the road. In Foxborough, the Patriots are 5-0 with an average of 40.8 points scored per game. Conversely, the Vikes have gone 2-2-1 on the road with wins over the Eagles and Jets. The Pats are going to pose a bigger threat than them at home. It may be even more difficult with a banged up Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
Both were limited in practice this week and Diggs is questionable to play against the Pats. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes also goes into this one with a questionable tag placed on him. Give me Belichick and Brady at Gillette Stadium under a touchdown over the flaky Kirk Cousins, where they’ve been nearly unbeatable in their careers.