Should The Vikings Be Underdogs To Make The Playoffs?

  • The Minnesota Vikings are listed with +120 odds to reach the postseason.

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are listed as underdogs to make the playoffs in the upcoming 2021-2022 NFL season.

Minnesota went 7-9 last year but hasn’t missed the playoffs in back-to-back years since Mike Zimmer became the head coach.

Will Minnesota Defy The Odds?

First, we need to look at which players are returning from last year’s Minnesota Vikings team and which players have gone elsewhere. The noticeable additions to the team are Dalvin Tomlinson, Sheldon Richardson, Nick Vigil, Patrick Peterson and Xavier Woods.

Clearly, the team wanted to build up the defense.

The notable losses are Riley Reiff, Kyle Rudolph and Ideadi Odenigbo.

Generally, the team is thought to be in a better place than last season. People familiar with NFL betting already know the focal points of the offense such as Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Kirk Cousins, who all will likely have a big role in the team’s success.

Another thing to note is the fact that the Vikings have never missed the playoffs two years in a row under Mike Zimmer. However, the team has also never made the playoffs twice in a row with Zimmer at the helm.

If the trend continues, the Vikings will be in the playoffs.

Vikings Making The Playoffs Odds

  • Yes +120
  • No -150

Is It Worth Betting?

Given the odds, it may be worth betting strictly due to the plus-money value attached to it. Plus, the Vikings have a pretty good chance at winning their division which would provide an automatic bid into the playoffs.

The Packers are a huge question mark with the unknown Aaron Rodgers situation, the Lions are supposed to be one of the worst teams in the league and the Bears simply aren’t anything special.

The Vikings’ chances at making a push to the playoffs may be more likely than the odds would say, but it’s still far from a guarantee.

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