NFL teams are ramping up for what promises to be one of the most exciting seasons in history. One of the more intriguing squads heading into the 2021 NFL Regular Season are the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota unperformed in 2020, losing 5 of their first 6 games and finishing with a 7-9 record. Heading into this season, most NFL analysts believe they’re the second best team in the NFC North. There are plenty of future bets we can make on the Vikings. Check out an NFL odds analysis for the most interesting options.
Minnesota Vikings 2021 Season Options to Bet On
2021 NFL Season
- When: Sep. 9, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
Vikings to Win Super Bowl 56 +2800
On paper, the Vikings have the talent to win the NFC North. The problem? Quarterback Kirk Cousins refuses to get vaccinated. We’re not judging Cousins for his belief. The NFL, though, has said they won’t have time to schedule makeup games. So if there’s an outbreak because of Cousins’ decision, Minnesota may have to forfeit games. Just the specter of an outbreak due to Cousins’ non-belief in vaccinations make the Super Bowl odds underlaid.
Vikings Super Bowl 56 Odds: Underlay
Vikings NFC Championship +2000
Coach Mike Zimmer lamented the Vikings’ effort in Minnesota’s first preseason game, a 33-6 loss to the Denver Broncos. You can’t coach effort. Minnesota is a professional football team. We expect pros to motivate themselves. If the Vikings aren’t motivated, they won’t come close to winning the conference.
Vikings NFC Championship Odds: Underlay
Vikings Worst Regular Season Record +5000
If Minnesota doesn’t care to win games, and Cousins’ vaccine refusal causes the Vikings to forfeit contests, there’s a chance the Vikings end up with the worst record in football.
Vikings Worst Regular Season Record Odds: Overlay
Vikings NFC North Division +250
Vikings NFC North Division Odds: Underlay
Mike Zimmer Coach of the Year +3300
Zimmer didn’t have control of his team last season. His quarterback could cost him games this season and even his rookies and backups showed zero effort in the first preseason game. At best, Zimmer is a +5000 choice to win coach of the year.
Mike Zimmer Coach of the Year Odds: Underlay
Dalvin Cook NFL MVP +6500
The one shining light on Minnesota’s team this season should be Dalvin Cook. The former Florida State running back is a top pro. If Dalvin stays healthy, he’ll rush for a ton of yards and should score plenty of touchdowns. The odds aren’t overlaid on Cook to win NFL MVP. But they are fair.
Dalvin Cook NFL MVP odds: Fair
Minnesota Vikings Regular Season Wins
The Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns can also beat Minnesota. For the Vikings to win 10 games, they’d have to sweep both Chicago and Detroit, which isn’t a foregone conclusion, and beat teams like Dallas, the Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina, and hope to pick up victories versus teams like the 49ers and Rams who are just better than they are.
Minnesota could end up winning 6 or 7 games, but 10 looks like a dream.
Vikings Regular Season Wins Pick: Under 9 +140