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Vikings vs. Chiefs Picks & Predictions
We’ve got another Friday night battle for you here, this time between the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are 2-0 heading into their final preseason game, while the Vikings are 0-2. The Chiefs vs Vikings picks history has the Vikings at 1-6 in their last seven games against the Chiefs. The Vikings also come in as +4 underdogs here per BetOnline. With the regular season approaching quickly, can the Vikings finally get a win?
The preseason has gone exactly the way the Kansas City Chiefs want it. They’ve seen some great play from their backups and the future looks bright. We expect even more starters to sit on Friday but that should be no trouble. They’ve secured big wins in the preseason already and need to preserve their starters. With Kansas City prepping to take over the AFC West again, what can we expect from them on Friday?
The Vikings are bad on both sides of the ball
For a team that was once a staple of strength in the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings look rather weak. They finished last season with an awful 7-9 record, third in the division. After making some moves in the offseason many thought they’d bounce back in 2021. After watching their first two preseason games, it looks like more of the same. More often than not, looking at the Chiefs vs Vikings picks will tell you how many people are leaning towards the Chiefs.
This is for a good reason, the Minnesota Vikings have yet to score an offensive touchdown in the preseason. Their defense looks like one of the worst in the league. Although there are barely any starters on the field this team inspires little confidence. Their single touchdown in the preseason came by way of a pick-six. Aside from that, there are not many reasons to expect the Vikings to be successful on Friday.
The Chiefs look to close the preseason 3-0
After two big wins over the 49ers and Cardinals, the Chiefs now set their eyes on the Vikings. Kansas City, led by Chad Henne and Shane Buechele, has looked like a strong team so far. Their defense has held up nicely against good offenses, something they won’t have to worry about when facing the Vikings.
BetOnline has the Chiefs as -4 favorites here but the consensus is that the Chiefs will cover this game easily. Most of the Chiefs vs. Vikings predictions have the Vikings scoring only a single touchdown, which isn’t surprising. This is probably the best matchup the Chiefs could’ve hoped for heading into the season. A team that hasn’t scored a single offensive touchdown, with a weak defense.
NFL Expert Picks Chiefs vs. Vikings odds
In these games, as you near the regular season there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. One of these is who all will be resting for each team. We know that Patrick Mahomes will not be on the field long if he does make an appearance. On the opposite side, Minnesota has been resting a lot of their starters to avoid injury, so we could be missing players there too.
That being said our Chiefs vs Vikings picks are going to be the Kansas City Chiefs -4. The Minnesota Vikings don’t have a good enough offensive roster to score a single touchdown in the preseason. Along with that, the defense allowed the Denver Broncos to score 33 points on them. The Vikings aren’t a team you can trust the backups to get a job done on, Kansas City Chiefs -4.