Patriot vs. Vikings odds, spread, line: 2022 Thanksgiving Day NFL picks, expert predictions that are 52-28

The Minnesota Vikings will try to recover from their worst performance of the season when they host the New England Patriots in a week 12 NFL game on Thanksgiving Day. A week after beating the Bills in the NFL Game of the Year, the Vikings (8-2) were knocked out by Dallas, 40-3. They still share the second-best record in the NFL, trailing only the Eagles (9-1). On NFL Thanksgiving 2022, they’ll face a New England team on a roll. The Patriots (6-4) have won three in a row and five of their last six.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 PM ET. Minnesota is a 2.5 point favorite in the last Vikings vs. Patriots odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 42.5. Before you make your own Patriots vs. Vikings pick, you need to hear what SportsLine’s Vikings expert, RJ White, has to say.

White, a fantasy and gambling editor for CBS Sports, consistently crushes as SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert in picks against the spread, going 445-378-24 on his 2017-21 ATS picks, which brought $2,542 to $100. generated players. He’s also gone a whopping 52-28-4 (+$2,053) in his last 84 picks involving the Vikings, meaning he’s well qualified for this roster. Anyone who has followed him has come a long way.

Now during the Thanksgiving 2022 NFL schedule, he has Vikings vs. Patriots boxed in and released a confident against-the-spread pick. Go to SportsLine to see it. Here are the NFL lines and trends for Patriots vs. Vikings:

  • Vikings vs. Patriots Spread: Minnesota -2.5
  • vikings vs. Patriots Over/Under: 42.5 points
  • Moneyline Vikings vs. Patriots: Minnesota -145, New England +120
  • MIN: WR Justin Jefferson ranks second in the league in receiving yards (1,093)
  • NE: LB Matthew Judon leads the NFL in sacks (13)

Why the Vikings can cover

Minnesota’s Za’Darius Smith is a relentless forward with a constant presence in an opponent’s backfield. The two-time Pro Bowler has 9.5 sacks this season, which ranks fourth in the NFL. He also has a career-high 14 tackles for loss, which is tied for second in the league.

In addition, Dalvin Cook is a hasty and receiving threat to the Vikings. In the past six games, the 27-year-old running back averaged 5.8 yards per touch and 103.2 yards from scrimmage per game. He also scored six touchdowns in that span. See which team to choose here.

Why the Patriots can cover

New England has arguably the best pass rusher in the league, Matthew Judon. The former Baltimore Raven leads the NFL in sacks (13), three more than the next best player, Micah Parsons of the Cowboys. Over the last two games, Judon has a combined 4.5 sacks.

Under Judon’s leadership, the Patriots have one of the best defenses in the league. New England gives up 16.9 points per game, which ranks second in the NFL, behind only the Cowboys. The Patriots also allow only 302.8 yards per game, which ranks fourth. See which team to choose here.

How Vikings vs. Patriots choices

White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he is leaning below the total, he has discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He only shares it on SportsLine.

Who will win Patriots vs. Vikings as part of 2022 NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule? And what critical factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Patriots vs. Vikings spread you have to jump, all from the NFL expert who has an impressive 52-28 on picks involving Minnesota.

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