NFL Picks: Week 9 Vikings vs Falcons


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Sunday promises football fans an electrifying contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons, set at the iconic Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


Spread: Vikings +5 (-110), Falcons -5 (-110)

Moneyline: Vikings +180, Falcons -220

Total: O 37 (-110), U 37 (-110)ย 


Minnesota Vikings

NFL Team Minnesota VikingsThe Vikings are in high spirits, riding on the wave of a third straight win with a 24-10 scoreline. However, their momentum faces a potential jolt. They’re without their starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins, who suffered a season-ending torn Achilles. To salvage their quarterback position, Josh Dobbs was roped in from the Cardinals just in time.

Offensively, Alexander Mattison has been a beacon for the Vikings with his 390 rushing yards. In the air, Justin Jefferson has accumulated 571 receiving yards, but injury concerns loom. Jordan Addison, with his 482 receiving yards, leads the touchdown charts for the team with 7. Not far behind is T.J. Hockenson, who has made 53 receptions for 478 yards and pocketed 3 touchdowns. K.J. Osborn’s 360 receiving yards this season cannot be overlooked either.

On the defense, Camryn Bynum has been a rock with 76 total tackles. And when it comes to applying pressure, Danielle Hunter is the go-to man, leading the NFL with 10 sacks. The Vikings also have an interesting past with the Falcons, having won their last three encounters as underdogs. Yet, a concerning trend has been their inability to cover the spread in their last four away games following a Division game.


Atlanta Falcons

NFL Team Atlanta FalconsOn the flip side, the Falcons are looking to bounce back. Their last outing against Tennessee ended in a tight 28-23 defeat, evening their season record at 4-4. Quarterback Desmond Ridder has thrown for 1,701 yards, maintaining a commendable 65.4% passing accuracy. Ground attacks have been led by Bijan Robinson’s 466 rushing yards, with Tyler Allgeier contributing 332 yards and clinching 2 touchdowns.

The Falcons’ aerial game showcases Drake London with 37 catches, translating to 438 yards and 2 touchdowns. Both Kyle Pitts and Jonnu Smith have crossed the 300-receiving-yard mark this season. On the defensive front, Kaden Elliss with 53 total tackles, and Jessie Bates III, with 52 tackles and 3 interceptions, are the names to watch. Bates is also tantalizingly close to a personal record of 20 career interceptions.



The clash between the Vikings and the Falcons will be a close one. The Vikings’ recent quarterback reshuffle and the Falcons’ roller-coaster season present a cloud of unpredictability. If one had to make a call, the safest bet seems to be on the under 37 in BUSRโ€™s NFL Odds. Both teams come with their fair share of uncertainties on the offensive side, which might prove to be beneficial for bettors.