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NY Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings closing line: Staying still

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New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings spread, odds

  • New York Jets: +3 (-114)
  • Minnesota Vikings: -3 (-106)

All odds via Fanduel Sportsbook

The New York Jets roll into Minnesota at 7-4 with a legitimate chance to earn a playoff berth for the first time in 12 years. The 9-2 Vikings stand in their way this week. New York has been a 3-point road underdog since the line opened earlier in the week, and that has not changed going into Sunday.

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings moneyline

  • New York Jets: +132
  • Minnesota Vikings: -154

New York is +132 on the moneyline, meaning a $100 bet would pay out $132 of profit.

The Vikings are coming off a big win over the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving night. They won 33-26, but their defense got shredded all game. Mac Jones played one of his best games as a pro, throwing for 382 yards and two touchdowns. The Jets should have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of this bad defense.

If the Jets can get after Kirk Cousins and the Vikings’ banged-up offensive line, I think the Jets can win this game and take a huge step toward the postseason. The Jets’ defensive line has been dominant all year and should be in Cousins’ face all game. This should help New York’s secondary as it goes up against one of the league’s best pass-catching units.

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings over-under

  • New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings over-under: 44.5
  • Over: -105
  • Under: -115

As I wrote in the opening line report earlier in the week, I think this game has a strong chance of going over the total. With the Vikings’ defense ranking at the bottom of the league in many categories, I expect the Jets to be able to move the ball well and put up some points.

The Jets’ defense has been playing very well all year but could have some trouble against this Vikings team. Justin Jefferson has solidified himself as one of the league’s best wide receivers while Adam Thielen is a very capable WR2. At the trade deadline, Minnesota traded for tight end T.J. Hockenson to make the offense even more explosive.

At 44.5 points, the total is not very high in today’s NFL. I anticipate both offenses being able to move the ball enough where I see this game going over.

New York Jets @ Minnesota Vikings injuries

The Jets are slowly starting to get healthier as defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins will return this week. Safety Ashtyn Davis has already been ruled out. Running back Michael Carter and offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi are both listed as doubtful and likely will not play. Tackle Duane Brown is questionable but should play. New York also activated tackle George Fant off injured reserve.

The Vikings are also relatively healthy, although Christian Darrisaw and Ben Ellefson have already been ruled out. Darrisaw, a star at left tackle, will be a significant loss. Defensive tackle Ross Blacklock is questionable with an illness.

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