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Vikings vs. Chiefs 2021 NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds and Preview

By Carlos Chacon

The Minnesota Vikings travel to Kansas to face the Chiefs in Week 3 of the NFL preseason. This is the last chance for the Vikings to get their first preseason win following a rough 0-2 start, and we expect Mike Zimmer and company to go all out from the very beginning.

Meanwhile, Kansas looks on pace to finish with a 3-0 record if everything falls into place for the team. With home-field advantage, the Chiefs are excited to deliver another great performance in front of their fans.

As the NFL preseason wraps up to make way for the regular season, NitroBetting makes sure that you enjoy the action from start to finish. Of course, that includes making winning picks, and this Vikings vs. Chiefs preview is geared to get you on the right betting track. Our coverage includes event, team, and player information, together with essential betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions. Don’t forget to check out the latest 2021 NFL Preseason odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game Information

  • When: Friday, August 27, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
  • TV: CBS, Fox, NBC
  • Radio: KFAN FM 100.3 Sports (Vikings) / 106.5 The Wolf (Chiefs)
  • Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -4

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Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings?

The Vikings will try to recover from a narrow 12-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. In their losing efforts, the team produced a total of 227 yards and allowed 288 total yards. Jake Browning fronted the offensive unit with 82 yards on 6-of-12 passing, while Kellen Mond and Kirk Cousins combined for 83 passing yards. They stayed competitive on the ground, recording 71 rushing yards versus the Colts’ 86 yards, all thanks to Ameer Abdullah. The 28-year-old running back put down 35 yards in 6 carries.

Looking over the defense, it was Chazz Surratt who led the charge with 9 tackles. Giving the unit a significant helping hand was Tye Smith, ending his game with 7 tackles in total. Furthermore, the Vikings initiated two interceptions initiated by Troy Dye and Jordon Scott but failed to capitalize on the situation.

In two games, the Vikings scored a total of 16 points, which does not spell good for them. While preseason can deliver unexpected situations and might not weigh much for some, getting out of this slump and logging a win before the regular season can boost morale and team chemistry.

Why Bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?

On the other end of the spectrum, we see a lively Chiefs team coming off a win against the 49ers and the Cardinals. In their most recent victory, the team put down a total of 458 yards and allowed 239 total yards. They dominated the Cardinals. who ended the night with 239 yards. Shane Buechele showcased his passing skill and led his team with 115 yards on 9 of 11 passing.

On top of that, the rookie added a touchdown and a crucial interception to help secure the lead. Patrick Mahomes started to warm up as well, finishing the game with 78 yards on 10-of-18 passing. Derrick Gore topped rushing with 54 yards and eight carries to his name, while Byron Pringle and Daurice Fountain combined for 117 receiving yards on seven catches.

Defensively, Dee Baker ran the show with 4 tackles, with Austin Edwards not far behind with 4 tackles (3 solo). Juan Thornhill is the only player who produced an interception on defense. He also added 2 tackles (1 solo) to his record that night. Both offense and defense of the Chiefs look consistent and poised to bring the win home.

Vikings vs. Chiefs Betting Trends

  • The Vikings are 5-5 in their last 10 away games.
  • The Vikings are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games.
  • The totals have gone over in 3 of the Vikings’ last 5 away games.
  • The Chiefs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
  • The Chiefs are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
  • The totals have gone under in 3 of the Chiefs’ last 5 games.

Vikings vs. Chiefs Expert Betting Predictions

Having home-field advantage is a huge plus for the Chiefs, but puts more pressure on a desperate Vikings squad. There’s still plenty of ground to cover on the offensive side to match a solid Chiefs team. If they do step up on Friday night, there’s a chance of covering the spread. In any case, Andy Reid’s team will be presenting quite a challenge for Minnesota in this Vikings vs. Chiefs game.

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