The Los Angeles Chargers host the Minnesota Vikings in a marquee matchup on Sunday afternoon. The Chargers enter Sunday's showdown with a 5-3 record, while Minnesota is 3-5. Los Angeles is coming off a 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last week, while Minnesota lost a nail biter in overtime against the Ravens, 34-31.
Kickoff from SoFi Stadium is set for 4:05 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is favored by three points in the latest Chargers vs. Vikings odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 53.5. Before entering any Vikings vs. Chargers picks, you'll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Chargers vs. Vikings spread: Chargers -3
- Chargers vs. Vikings over-under: 53.5 points
What you need to know about the Vikings
Minnesota lost in overtime to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, 34-31. The Ravens won on a 36-yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining in the extra session. The Vikings squandered a 14-point third quarter lead. The Vikings have not lost by more than seven points this season.
Dalvin Cook had 122 scrimmage yards (110 rushing) last week. Justin Jefferson caught a 50-yard TD pass and became the second-fastest player (24 games) to reach 2,000 receiving yards in the Super Bowl era. Anthony Barr (knee) is out for Week 10.
What you need to know about the Chargers
Quarterback Justin Herbert is coming off a strong showing in Los Angeles' victory over the Eagles last week, throwing for 356 yards and two touchdowns. He also recorded five carries for 14 yards and another score. For the season, Herbert has completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,350 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.
The Chargers are averaging 384.9 yards per game on offense this season, and now they'll look to dissect a Minnesota defense that has struggled. In fact, the Vikings are giving up 383.6 yards per game this season, which ranks 28th in the NFL. Plus, the Chargers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings against an opponent from the NFC.
How to make Vikings vs. Chargers picks
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