The Minnesota Vikings look to extend their winning streak to six when they face the Denver Broncos in the Week 11 Sunday Night Football game at Empower Field in Denver. Minnesota (6-4) has won a NFL-best five straight games despite not having been favored in each of the past four. With a win at Denver on Sunday, the Vikings would become the first team since the 2011 Broncos, who were quarterbacked by Tim Tebow, to win five straight games without being favored in any of them. Meanwhile, Denver (4-5) enters the game on its own three-game winning streak.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. Denver is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Broncos vs. Vikings odds, per SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 42.5. Before you make any Vikings vs. Broncos picks, you need to see what SportsLine expert Larry Hartstein has to say, considering his mastery of picks involving Minnesota.
A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed working for Pro Football Focus. Hartstein tied for 52nd place (out of 1,598 entries) in the 2022 Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, going 53-34-3 against the spread. Those selections form the basis of his SportsLine NFL best bets, which are 53-39-1 ATS since the start of last season. He also is 36-17-2 in his last 55 against the spread NFL picks in games involving the Vikings. Anyone who has followed him is way up
Now, Hartstein has set his sights on Broncos vs. Vikings and just locked in his picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Vikings vs. Broncos:
- Vikings vs. Broncos spread: Denver -2.5
- Vikings vs. Broncos over/under: 42.5 points
- Vikings vs. Broncos money line: Denver -147, Minnesota +124
- DEN: Courtland Sutton is tied for second in the NFL in touchdown receptions (seven)
- MIN: Danielle Hunter is tied for the league lead in sacks (11)
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Why the Broncos can cover
Denver quarterback Russell Wilson has excelled in primetime games over his career. In 47 career primetime starts (42 with the Seahawks), Wilson has a 31-15-1 record. He has 83 touchdown passes versus 28 interceptions in those games and has a passer rating of 100.0.
In addition, the Broncos defense is on a turnover barrage. Over the last two weeks, Denver has forced nine turnovers, including four last week against Josh Allen and the Bills. For the season, the Broncos are tied for sixth in the league in takeaways (16) and ninth in turnover margin (+3). See which team to pick here.
Why the Vikings can cover
Quarterback Joshua Dobbs has been stellar since joining the team. Acquired from Arizona prior to the trade deadline, Dobbs has played the majority of both games since joining Minnesota and is 2-0 with 426 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and zero interceptions. He’s also racked up 110 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He is the first quarterback since the NFL merger in the 1970 season to have two wins, two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and 200 passing yards in his first two games with a franchise.
In addition, rookie receiver Jordan Addison is on a bit of a roll. The No. 23 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, Addison has had at least 50 receiving yards in four straight games. Last week against a tough New Orleans secondary, he had four catches for 69 yards (17.3 yards per catch). See which team to pick here.
How to make Broncos vs. Vikings picks
Hartstein has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning Under the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s sharing what it is, and which side to back, only at SportsLine.
Who wins Broncos vs. Vikings on Sunday Night Football, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Broncos vs. Vikings spread to back, all from the expert on a 36-17 roll on against-the-spread picks in games involving Minnesota, and find out.