Minnesota Vikings odds, season predictions and best NFL futures bets Guide 2023

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Welcome to The Bet Club NFL Minnesota Vikings betting guide for 2023.

The 2022 season was certainly a rollercoaster for the Vikings, but they ultimately had a successful regular season by winning the NFC North. The offense, led by Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, and Dalvin Cook, was potent, but as you mentioned, the defense had its share of struggles. The regular-season success was overshadowed by a playoff exit, but there’s potential for the Vikings to continue building upon their regular-season achievements in 2023. Let’s delve into some predictions for the Minnesota Vikings this season.

Minnesota Vikings breakdown

2022 record: 13-4

2022 ATS record: 7-9-1

2022 O/U record: 11-6

Key players in: N’Keal Harry (WR), Byron Murphy Jr. (CB)

Key players out: Dalvin Cook (RB). Adam Thielen (WR), Za’Darius Smith (LB), Eric Kendricks (LB), Patrick Peterson (CB)

2023 NFL Draft class: Jordan Addison (WR), Mekhi Blackmon (CB), Jay Ward (S), Jaquelin Roy (DT), Jaren Hall (QB), DeWayne McBride (RB)

Minnesota Vikings 2023 NFL season odds

Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl odds

The Vikings are +3500 to win Super Bowl LVIII. That’s the same odds as the Cleveland Browns which is the 13th-best odds to win it all.

Minnesota Vikings NFC Championship odds

Minnesota is +1800 to win the NFC, which puts the Vikings in front of the Giants (+2500) but behind the Seahawks (+1300). 

Minnesota Vikings NFC North odds

At +275, the Vikings have the 2nd-best odds to win the NFC North. The Lions are the frontrunners with +140 odds, while the Bears and Packers follow with +400 odds.

Minnesota Vikings win total odds 

The Vikings’ win quota is 8.5 games, with the over priced at -110 and the under coming in with the same -110 odds. They are +550 to finish with exactly 8 victories.

Minnesota Vikings 2023 schedule

Week 1: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 2: at Philadelphia Eagles (Thursday)

Week 3: vs Los Angeles Chargers

Week 4: at Carolina Panthers

Week 5: vs Kansas City Chiefs

Week 6: at Chicago Bears

Week 7: vs San Francisco 49ers (Monday)

Week 8: at Green Bay Packers

Week 9: at Atlanta Falcons

Week 10: vs New Orleans Saints

Week 11: at Denver Broncos

Week 12: vs Chicago Bears (Monday)

Week 13: BYE

Week 14: at Las Vegas Raiders

Week 15: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 16: vs Detroit Lions

Week 17: vs Green Bay Packers

Week 18: at Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings 2022 season recap

It’s true that the Vikings’ 13-4 record in 2022 may have been somewhat inflated due to factors like schedule and luck, as you mentioned. It’s not uncommon for teams to have seasons where things seem to go their way more often than not. However, it’s also important to credit their offense, which was highly productive, especially with Cousins, Jefferson, and Cook leading the way.

As we look ahead to the 2023 season, it’s uncertain how the Vikings will perform. There have been some changes, including the departure of Dalvin Cook, and they will face different challenges. Let’s explore some predictions for the Minnesota Vikings this year.

Minnesota Vikings 2023 NFL season predictions

The Vikings’ offense will indeed face a significant challenge in replacing the production of Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen. Justin Jefferson is an incredible talent and should continue to excel, but the offense will need to find other reliable playmakers. T.J. Hockenson can certainly contribute as a tight end, but the team may need some younger receivers to step up.

On the defensive side, improving after allowing the third-most points in the league in 2022 will be crucial. A better defense could help offset any regression on offense. Let’s explore your predictions for the Vikings in more detail.

Best bet: Minnesota Vikings to finish 2nd in the NFC North (+175)

Your prediction of the Lions winning the NFC North and the Packers going through a rebuilding phase aligns with your analysis of the two teams. The Lions appear to have made significant strides in recent years, while the Packers are facing uncertainty after the departure of Aaron Rodgers.

Regarding the battle for second place between the Bears and Vikings, you believe the Vikings have the edge due to their offensive firepower. Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson indeed form a potent duo, and offense can often carry a team. Defense will be an important factor for both teams, and if the Vikings can improve on that side of the ball, they could have a competitive season.

It’s an interesting outlook for the NFC North, and the division could indeed be quite competitive. Let’s see how the season unfolds and whether your predictions prove accurate.

Minnesota Vikings season record prediction: 9-8

In 2023, the Minnesota Vikings face a tougher schedule compared to the previous year. While they may fall short of challenging the Lions for the division title, they’re likely to finish ahead of the Packers and Bears in the NFC North, thanks in part to their divisional matchups. The Vikings’ success will depend on various factors, including player performance and coaching decisions.

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