Patriots vs Vikings, odds, spread, streak: 2022 Thanksgiving NFL picks, predictions from a 52-28-year-old expert

The NFL’s Thanksgiving Day rounds out the trio when the Minnesota Vikings host the New England Patriots at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The surprisingly (8-2) Vikings lead the NFC North and have the second-best record in the conference. They are coming off their worst performance of the season, a 40-3 loss to Dallas. Meanwhile, the Patriots (6-4) are tied for third in the AFC East, one game behind Buffalo and Miami. They’re riding high after beating the Jets last Sunday on Marcus Jones’ 84-yard kick return with five seconds left in the game.

Kick-off is set for 8:20 PM ET. Minnesota is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Patriots odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while its over/under total points scored is 42.5. Before you make any Patriots vs. Vikings picks yourself, you need to hear what SportsLine’s resident Vikings expert, RJ White, has to say.

White, the fantasy and gambling editor at CBS Sports, consistently crushes as SportsLine’s #1 NFL expert in picks against the spread and went 445-378-24 in his ATS picks from 2017-21, which returned $2,542 to $100 for players. He’s also gone 52-28-4 ($2,053+) in his last 84 draft picks involving the Vikings, which means he’s well qualified for this pick. Whoever follows him is the way.

Now, he entered Vikings vs. Go to SportsLine to see it. Here are the NFL lines and directions for the Patriots against the Vikings:

  • Vikings spread vs. Patriots: 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 is second in the league in receiving yards (1,093)
  • NE: LB Matthew Goodon leads the NFL in sacks (13)

Why the Vikings could cover

Minnesota has one of the best receivers in the NFL, Justin Jefferson. Already a two-time starter in only his third season, Jefferson ranks second in the league in receiving yards (1,093), behind the Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill. Less than two weeks ago, he had a career-high 193 receiving yards in a wild victory over Buffalo.

In addition, the Vikings have won the battle for personnel turnover all season. Minnesota is tied for third in sales differential (+7), behind only the Eagles and Ravens. Their 18 total takeaways also tied the Vikings for third in the NFL. See which team to choose here.

Why can the Patriots be covered

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

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

How to make vikings vs patriot picks

White analyzed this matching and while we can tell you it tilts under the total, he discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread essential. He just shares it to SportsLine.

Who will the Patriots win against the Vikings as part of the NFL’s 2022 Thanksgiving schedule? What is the deciding factor that makes either side of the spread necessary? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Patriots vs. Vikings spread you should jump on, all from an NFL expert who leads 52-28 in picks that include Minnesota.

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