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Minnesota Vikings’ over/under betting line pretty average

While Minnesota Vikings fans are hoping for better, Las Vegas isn’t giving the Vikings the best odds in the NFC North.

After going 11-5 in 2015, the Minnesota Vikings came back to the pack in 2016 with an 8-8 record after losing  Teddy Bridgewater before the season began and several starting offensive linemen also going down as the season progressed.

So, with a reset on the roster and additions made in free agency and the draft, what is the outlook on the Vikings for 2017?

The gambling site Bovada.lv has set the over/under for Vikings wins in 2017 at 8½. That may not sound like much for optimistic fans, but it is tied for 12th in the NFL and sixth in the NFC.

Will Brinson of CBS likes the Vikings’ chances to go over that, citing their favorable schedule to start the season, with five of their first eight games at home.

“The question is this: Do you buy the Vikings as a talented team? I certainly do, considering the offseason they just had. Grabbing Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers to shore up the tackle position isn't going to guarantee success, but it's still a huge upgrade,” Brinson wrote. “Latavius Murray was a ‘meh’ signing, although letting Adrian Peterson walk was smart. The real coup is Dalvin Cook, who can contend for OROY [Offensive Rookie of the Year] honors if he's healthy. Sam Bradford should improve in his second season in this offense, especially with an actual offseason to prepare. Any Mike Zimmer defense is going to be dangerous, but this unit remains absolutely loaded.”  

The Green Bay Packers, the biggest rival of the Vikings and the team that took back the NFC North title in 2016, was given 10 wins as the over/under mark for 2017.

Of course, plenty of teams underperform and others overshoot their Vegas-given mark every season. The Packers were given an over/under of 11 wins in 2015, when the Vikings were the ones with 11 wins and taking the NFC North while the Packers finished with 10 wins.

Staying in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions were given eight wins as their over/under for the season and the Chicago Bears are at 5½, according to Bovada.

The New England Patriots were set at 12½, the high preseason mark since before 2009.

Here are the 2017 over/under win totals from highest to lowest:

2017 Over/Under Win Totals 

New England Patriots - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 12½ (-130, 10/13)

Under:  12½ (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Pittsburgh Steelers - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over/Under: 10½

 

Seattle Seahawks - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over/Under: 10½

 

Green Bay Packers - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 10 (-130, 10/13)

Under:  10 (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Oakland Raiders - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 10 (-130, 10/13)

Under:  10 (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Atlanta Falcons - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 9½ (-130, 10/13)

Under:  9½ (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Dallas Cowboys - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 9½ (-150, 2/3)

Under:  9½ (+120, 6/5)

 

Baltimore Ravens - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 9 (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  9 (-130, 10/13)

 

Indianapolis Colts - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 9 (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  9 (-130, 10/13)

 

Kansas City Chiefs - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 9 (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  9 (-130, 10/13)

 

New York Giants - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 9 (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  9 (-130, 10/13)

 

Carolina Panthers - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8½ (-140, 5/7)

Under:  8½ (+110, 11/10)

 

Cincinnati Bengals - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8½ (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  8½ (-130, 10/13)

 

Denver Broncos - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8½ (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  8½ (-130, 10/13)

 

Houston Texans - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8½ (-130, 10/13)

Under:  8½ (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Minnesota Vikings - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8½ (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  8½ (-130, 10/13)

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8½ (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  8½ (-130, 10/13)

 

Tennessee Titans - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over/Under: 8½

 

Arizona Cardinals - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8 (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  8 (-130, 10/13)

 

Detroit Lions - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8 (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  8 (-130, 10/13)

 

New Orleans Saints - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8 (-130, 10/13)

Under:  8 (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Philadelphia Eagles - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 8 (-130, 10/13)

Under:  8 (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Los Angeles Chargers – 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over/Under: 7½

 

Miami Dolphins - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 7½ (-130, 10/13)

Under:  7½ (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Washington Redskins - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 7½ (-130, 10/13)

Under:  7½ (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Buffalo Bills - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 6 (-130, 10/13)

Under:  6 (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Jacksonville Jaguars - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 6 (-130, 10/13)

Under:  6 (EVEN, 1/1)

 

Chicago Bears - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 5½ (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  5½ (-130, 10/13)

 

Los Angeles Rams - 2017 Regular Season Win Total

Over/Under: 5½

 

New York Jets - 2017 Regular Season Win Total

Over/Under: 5

 

Cleveland Browns - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 4½ (EVEN, 1/1)

Under:  4½ (-130, 10/13)

 

San Francisco 49ers - 2017 Regular Season Win Total 

Over: 4½ (-130, 10/13)

Under:  4½ (EVEN, 1/1)


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