Will the Minnesota Vikings see light at the end of the tunnel after an arduous 2011 campaign? Not according to the latest 2013 Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl Odds. Leslie Frazier’s squad is presently listed at +10000 odds (risk $100 to win $10000) to win Super Bowl XLVII (tied for 32nd in terms of the most return on investment) and +5000 odds to win the NFC Championship. The Vikings are also a tremendous long shot in their own division, drawing +2000 odds to win the NFC North.
The Vikings fall from grace began in 2010 when the team posted a 6-10 record. Minnesota reached the threshold of football hell last season, though, losing its star player, running back Adrian Peterson, to a torn ACL before closing out the year with a near league worst 3-13 mark.
If one believes the odds provide an indication of how a team will perform in a given season, then the betting front brings more bad news to the upper Midwest. BetOnline.com has the Vikings favored at -120 odds to go Over their regular season win total (Under is drawing -110 odds); however, the offshore book maker has that total set at just 5.5 games.
Unfortunately for Vikings fans, Vegas sees the team’s season trending in much the same direction. Cantor Gaming, which oversees sports book operations for notable Las Vegas destinations like the M Resort and Venetian, released point spreads for weeks one through 16 of the upcoming 2012 NFL regular season schedule. Cantor has Minnesota favored in just three (Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) of 15 games.
WEEK #1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings -4
WEEK #2 Minnesota Vikings +2.5 at Indianapolis Colts
WEEK #3 San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings +4.5
WEEK #4 Minnesota Vikings +9 at Detroit Lions
WEEK #5 Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings Pick’em
WEEK #6 Minnesota Vikings +4 at Washington Redskins
WEEK #7 Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings -1
WEEK #8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings -3
WEEK #9 Minnesota Vikings +5.5 at Seattle Seahawks
WEEK #10 Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings +3.5
WEEK #11 BYE
WEEK #12 Minnesota Vikings +7.5 at Chicago Bears
WEEK #13 Minnesota Vikings +13.5 at Green Bay Packers
WEEK #14 Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings +2.5
WEEK #15 Minnesota Vikings +3 at St. Louis Rams
WEEK #16 Minnesota Vikings +10 at Houston Texans
WEEK #17 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings NA
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