The most anticipated game this weekend in the NFL Playoffs Odds is in Minnesota on Sunday as the Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are red-hot having won four straight overall and they are coming off their first playoff win in 13 years. The Vikings are no slouch though as they finished the season with a better record than the Cowboys including a perfect 8-0 at home. The Vikings have Brett Favre at quarterback, Adrian Peterson at running back and one of the best home field advantages in the NFL. The Vikings won their last five home games by 17 points or more.
Minnesota is a 2.5 point favorite with a total of 45.5 at SBG Global.
The Vikings had a bye last week and it helped Favre and the rest of the team.
“I can see a spunkiness,” coach Brad Childress said, “which is what you want this time of year. Guys that are bright-eyed, mentally and physically.” Favre threw 33 touchdowns this season and had just seven interceptions. His counterpart, Tony Romo has been playing very well for Dallas of late as the Cowboys have outscored their last four opponents by a margin of 99-31.
“A lot of guys can participate and a lot of guys can play their role and a lot of guys can come through for you,” head coach Wade Phillips said. “That makes a difference.” The Cowboys have been able to run the ball effectively recently with Felix Jones, Marion Barber and Tashard Choice but Barber has been limited in practice this week. The Cowboys may not be able to run much against a very tough Minnesota rush defense that has held nine teams to less than 100 yards rushing this season. “They have to come here and do it. They ran on Philly, but that’s Philly,” defensive tackle Pat Williams said. “We’re the Vikings.”
The Cowboys are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games in January. The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 playoff games. The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 nfl betting games as an underdog. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 playoff road games. The Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Minnesota.
The Vikings are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The favorite is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings in this series.
The Under is 4-1 in the Cowboys last 5 road games. The Under is 4-0-1 in the Vikings last 5 playoff games. The Under is 4-1 in the Vikings last 5 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.