Two teams that have recovered from dismal starts collide on Sunday Night Football when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Denver Broncos. Minnesota (6-4) lost four of its first five games of the season, including the initial three, but enters this matchup with a five-game winning streak after defeating New Orleans 27-19 in Week 10. The Broncos (4-5) also began the year 0-3 and dropped two of their next three contests but are coming off their third straight victory, a 24-22 triumph at Buffalo on Monday Night Football.
Kickoff from Empower Field in Denver is set 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 making any Vikings vs. Broncos picks of your own, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s Advanced Computer Model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up well over $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 11 of the 2023 NFL season on an incredible 174-125 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. It is also on a 28-17 roll on top-rated NFL picks since Week 7 of last season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has set its sights on Broncos vs. Vikings and just locked in its picks and Sunday Night Football predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Vikings vs. Broncos:
- Broncos vs. Vikings spread: Denver -2.5
- Broncos vs. Vikings over/under: 42.5 points
- Broncos vs. Vikings money line: Denver -144, Minnesota +122
- DEN: The Broncos are 1-3-1 against the spread as favorites in 2023
- MIN: The Vikings are 4-0-1 ATS on the road this season
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Why the Broncos can cover
Denver’s current run has been nothing short of stunning, considering the team ranks last in the NFL in total defense (401.8 yards allowed), rushing defense (158.3) and points allowed (27.6). However, the club has tightened up of late, giving up averages of 324.7 yards and 16 points during the winning streak. The points-allowed average is the lowest in the league over that span.
Russell Wilson has gone five straight contests with fewer than 200 passing yards but has thrown nine touchdown passes and only two interceptions during that stretch. The 34-year-old quarterback was incredibly accurate against the Bills last week, connecting on 24 of his 29 attempts for an 82.8 completion percentage. Wilson has had plenty of success versus Minnesota over his career, throwing for 1,504 yards with 14 TDs and three interceptions while winning six of his seven meetings with the club. See which team to pick here.
Why the Vikings can cover
Minnesota has been without star receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) for the last five games and quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) for the past two but still ranks third in the NFL in passing offense with an average of 272.4 yards. The Vikings have three players with more than 570 receiving yards, with T.J. Hockenson leading the charge with 681 on 71 catches. The 26-year-old tight end, who is dealing with injured ribs but active for Sunday’s contest, posted his first 100-yard performance of the season (134) last week.
Rookie Jordan Addison is second on the Vikings with 603 yards and leads the club with seven touchdown receptions. Meanwhile, quarterback Joshua Dobbs has been a godsend since being acquired from Arizona at the trade deadline, throwing for 426 yards and three TDs while running for 110 yards and a pair of scores in his first two games with Minnesota. The 28-year-old journeyman has recorded both a passing and rushing touchdown in three consecutive contests, which is the fourth-longest such streak in the NFL since the 1970 merger. See which team to pick here.
How to make Broncos vs. Vikings picks on SNF
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under the point total, calling for 42 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model’s SNF picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Vikings vs. Broncos on Sunday Night Football, and which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Vikings vs. Broncos spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 174-125 roll on NFL picks, and find out.