Minnesota Vikings

Why Should Bettors Like the Bengals as Double-Digit Dogs?

by John Ewing • December 13, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings (10-3) return home after a three-game road trip to host the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8). Despite a 31-24 loss at Carolina that ended the team’s eight-game winning streak, oddsmakers have opened the Vikings as 11.5-point favorites over the Bengals. The Norsemen have a lot to play for, a win in Week 15 clinches […]

Vikings are the team to beat in the NFC after Wentz injury

by John Ewing • December 13, 2017

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Philly was the best team in the NFC but the MVP candidate’s injury changes that. Which team benefits the most with Wentz sidelined? Every team in the NFC has a better chance, theoretically, of making a deep postseason run […]

NFL trends to feast on during Thanksgiving

by John Ewing • November 20, 2017

What’s Thanksgiving without football? Between mouthfuls of turkey and pumpkin pie, chow down on these tasty betting trends. Thursday’s slate 12:30 pm ET: Lions vs. Vikings (-2) 4:30 pm ET: Cowboys (pick’em) vs. Chargers 8:30 pm ET: Redskins (-7.5) vs. Giants Give thanks for favorites  Favorites on Thanksgiving are 24-11 (68.6%) ATS since 2003. Teams […]

Simple Strategy for Betting Monday Night Football

by John Ewing • September 11, 2017

Week 1 of the 2017 season concludes with a Monday night doubleheader. First the high-powered Saints offense travels to Minnesota to take on the stout defense of the Vikings. Then in the nightcap, the Chargers head to Mile High for a division showdown with the Broncos. Will you be watching? Of course, and you might […]

How to bet the 2017 NFC North

by John Ewing • August 30, 2017

The Bears are rebuilding, the Vikings and Lions will start below average quarterbacks, once again the division belongs to the Green Bay Packers. Here is how to bet the 2017 NFC North. Our projections are based on 10,000 simulations of the 2017 NFL season using team statistics and adjusting for Strength of Schedule. Division Odds […]

2017-18 NFC North Preview

by John Ewing • June 15, 2017

Welcome to Bet Labs 2017 NFL preview series where we will look at all eight of the league’s divisions. As part of the preview, we will highlight each team’s chances of winning their respective division and take a look at their season win total. To create our projections we simulated the 2017 NFL season 10,000 […]

NFL Division Value Bets 11.16.16

by John Ewing • November 16, 2016

The division races are tightening in the NFL. The Patriots and Cowboys look like locks to win the division crowns but most of the divisions feature multiple teams that could finish first. Which teams should you bet to win the division titles? To determine if a team has value we look at what their current […]

Super Bowl Value Bets 10.26.16

by John Ewing • October 26, 2016

There are no more unbeaten teams, each NFL squad has flaws but which should you bet to win the Super Bowl? To determine if a team has value we look at what their current odds are to win the Super Bowl at 5Dimes and compare that to our projected odds that they hoist the Lombardi […]

NFL Simulation 10.26.16

by John Ewing • October 26, 2016

To recap Week 7 in the NFL: there was a bad game in London, a tie Sunday night and not much in-between (the Vikings faltered and the Patriots were tested by an undermanned Steelers squad). The midpoint of the season is quickly approaching, what does the NFL playoff picture look like? We simulated the season […]

More Likely: 16-0 or 0-16?

by John Ewing • October 19, 2016

Six weeks into the NFL season there remains one undefeated and one winless team. Minnesota has a perfect record (5-0) and Cleveland is defeated. What’s more likely: 16-0 or 0-16? Perfection The Vikings are the surprise team of 2016. The Purple and Gold have started fast despite injuries to Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson. The […]