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Patriots vs. Vikings odds, spread, line: 2022 Thanksgiving Day NFL picks, predictions by expert who is 52-28

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The New England Patriots will continue their stretch of playing three games over 12 days when they hit the road to face the Minnesota Vikings on NFL Thanksgiving Day. Last Sunday, the Patriots (6-4) edged the Jets on Marcus Jones’ 84-yard punt return touchdown with five seconds remaining in the game. One week after facing Minnesota, New England will square off against the AFC-leading Bills on Thursday Night Football. Meanwhile, the Vikings (8-2) are looking to bounce back after suffering their worst home loss since 1963, a 40-3 destruction by Dallas.

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Minnesota is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Patriots odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 42.5. Before you make any Patriots vs. Vikings picks of your own, you need to hear what SportsLine’s resident 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 and went 445-378-24 on his ATS picks from 2017-21, which returned $2,542 to $100 players. He’s also gone a whopping 52-28-4 (+$2,053) on his last 84 picks involving the Vikings, meaning he’s well-qualified for this selection. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, he has locked in on Vikings vs. Patriots during the 2022 Thanksgiving NFL schedule 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
  • Vikings vs. Patriots money line: 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

New England’s defense faces a more accomplished quarterback than it has during its three-game winning streak. Over the last three weeks, the Patriots have faced quarterbacks Zach Wilson (twice) and Sam Ehlinger. Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins ​​is an 11-year veteran who has started in 130 career games and ranks eighth in passing yards (2,461) this season.

In addition, Harrison Smith is a playmaker in the defensive backfield. The 33-year-old safety is tied for third in the NFL this season with four interceptions. His career-best is five interceptions, which he has done three times. See which team to pick here.

Why the Patriots can cover

The New England pass rush has a strong matchup against Minnesota’s offense. The Patriots rank second in the NFL in sacks (36), behind only the Cowboys (42). Last week, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​was sacked a career-high seven times by Dallas in a 40-3 loss.

In addition, receiver Jakobi Meyers is having the best season of his young career. The 26-year-old has three receiving touchdowns this season, including two in the past four games, which is more than he had coming into the season (two). He is also averaging a career-high 63.6 receiving yards per game. See which team to pick here.

How to make Vikings vs. Patriots picks

White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning under the total, he has discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing it only at SportsLine.

Who wins Patriots vs. Vikings as part of the NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule 2022? 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 should jump on, all from the NFL expert who’s a commanding 52-28 on picks involving Minnesota.