Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Best Odds and Preview for Week 6

By Ed Winchester | October 11, 2021, 8:34 pm

The Carolina Panthers (3-2) are favored by 1.5 points against the Minnesota Vikings (2-3) on October 17, 2021, starting at 1:00 PM ET. The game has an over/under of 46 points.

Best odds for Panthers vs. Vikings

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Panthers Vs. Vikings Spread Betting Action

Panthers vs Vikings Moneyline Action
Panthers Vikings
Bet % 48% 52%
Stake % 45% 55%

Carolina stats and betting info

Betting trends for Carolina

  • Carolina has a 3-2-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Panthers have a 2-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 1.5 points or more this season.
  • In Carolina’s five games with a set total, one has hit the over (20%).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 273.2 (1366) 11
Rush yards 107.8 (539) 18
Points scored 23.0 (115) 15
Pass yards against 184.6 (923) 1
Rush yards against 94.2 (471) 8
Points allowed 17.4 (87) 3

Key players for Carolina

  • Sam Darnold has racked up 1,366 yards (273.2 ypg) on 120-of-183 passing with six touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 62 rushing yards (12.4 ypg) on 22 carries while scoring five touchdowns on the ground.
  • Chuba Hubbard has 220 rushing yards on 56 carries. He’s also tacked on 12 catches for 78 yards (15.6 per game).
  • Christian McCaffrey has rushed for 201 yards (40.2 per game) on 52 carries with one touchdown, while also checking in with 163 yards in the passing game (on 16 catches).
  • D.J. Moore’s 440 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 50 times and has totaled 35 catches and three touchdowns.
  • Robby Anderson has hauled in 12 passes while averaging 35.8 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.

Carolina injuries

Panthers: Zach Kerr: Questionable (Toe), Eli Apple: Questionable (Hamstring), Curtis Samuel: Questionable (Knee), Donte Jackson: Questionable (Toe)

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Minnesota stats and betting info

Betting trends for Minnesota

  • Minnesota is 2-3-0 against the spread this year.
  • In games they have played as at least 1.5-point underdogs this year, the Vikings are 2-0 against the spread.
  • Minnesota has gone over in two of five games with a set total (40%).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 281.4 (1407) 8
Rush yards 113.8 (569) 14
Points scored 22.6 (113) 18
Pass yards against 263.4 (1317) 15
Rush yards against 130.0 (650) 22
Points allowed 21.8 (109) 9

Key players for Minnesota

  • Kirk Cousins has thrown for 1,396 yards on 69.6% passing while recording 10 touchdown passes with two interceptions this season.
  • Alexander Mattison is his team’s leading rusher with 65 carries for 258 yards, or 51.6 per game. Mattison has also chipped in with 15 catches for 120 yards and one receiving touchdown.
  • Dalvin Cook has run for 226 yards across 51 carries, scoring one touchdown.
  • Justin Jefferson paces his team with 462 receiving yards on 33 receptions with three touchdowns.
  • Adam Thielen has 26 receptions (on 37 targets) for a total of 267 yards (53.4 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
  • K.J. Osborn has racked up 233 reciving yards (46.6 ypg) and one touchdown this season.

Minnesota injuries

Vikings: Dalvin Cook: Out (Groin), Holton Hill: Doubtful (Foot), Kris Boyd: Out (Hamstring), Dru Samia: Out (Wrist), K.J. Osborn: Out (Hamstring)

Pick for Panthers vs. Vikings

The Vikings are favored to cover the spread against the Panthers based on our in-depth games analysis combined with the bet split data provided by regulated betting sites. is your destination for all the latest information, education, and offers across sports betting and gambling. Our dedicated team of analysts and writers have been scouring the web to get you the best sports insights, offers in your state, and betting education content.

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