Last Updated on October 20, 2023 6:19 pm by Erwin Noguera
One of the best franchises in the NFL regular season, the San Francisco 49ers, arrive with blood in their eyes after suffering their first loss and the schedule gives them a chance to bounce back against the inconsistent Minnesota Vikings.
The 49ers fell 19-17 to the Cleveland Browns in their last outing, on an opaque night for quarterback Brock Purdy.
The Vikings were able to celebrate, as they come with a 19-13 victory from their visit to the Chicago Bears. This leaves their record at four losses and two wins.
Monday, October 23 at 8:15 pm ET at the U.S. Bank Stadium
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Why Bet on 49ers?
The San Francisco 49ers are among the top teams in the NFL, and until a week ago they seemed to be the franchise to beat due to their great offensive level.
But in week 6 of the regular season, they suffered their first loss and it was 19-17 against the Cleveland Browns, who were 2-2 before the start of that game.
San Francisco was not comfortable on the field and Brock Purdy could not develop his game, with 125 air yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Offensively he only found support in Christian McCaffrey’s 11 carries and one reception and Jordan Mason’s touchdown. Defensively, Deommodore Lenoir and Fred Warner had an interception.
It was a game where nothing came out of it for the 49ers, who allowed 334 yards to the Browns. It may be that what happened in Cleveland was an accident rather than a common denominator in what is to come for the John Lynch-coached Browns.
To make matters worse, McCaffrey is hampered with a rib injury, making his presence in Monday’s game uncertain.
Why Bet on Vikings?
The Minnesota Vikings have been far from being a competitive team and with their record of two wins and four losses are in third place in the North Division of the National Conference.
Despite this, they won their last game 19-13 against the Chicago Bears, showing one of their best defensive performances.
The Bears only managed 113 yards passing, leaving quarterback Tyson Bagent with only 83 yards. His replacement, Justin Fields, had 58 yards and both had one interception.
The truth is that Minnesota overcame one of the worst teams of the season and they will need quarterback Kirk Cousins to repeat or improve what he did, which was 181 yards passing and one assist for a touchdown. Against a team like San Francisco they will need more yards on carries from Alexander Mattison and more receptions from T.J. Hockenson, KJ Osborn, and Jordan Addison.
Confirmed absentees for the Vikings are Marcus Davenport, with an ankle injury, and Jalen Nailor, who has hamstring problems.
Final Betting Analysis: 49ers at Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are coming off an important win to regain confidence, but now they have a tough visit from the San Francisco 49ers. Although, is unknown how the players feel after their most recent loss.
Whatever the case, the victory will be for the California team.
The numbers at MyBookie.ag have the 49ers as favorites, as the Moneyline for them shows -295. Meanwhile, the Vikings have +250.
The last game between these two franchises was in 2021 and ended with a 34-26 victory for the 49ers over the Vikings.
Go for a win in the 49ers’ Moneyline. If you bet $100 at -295, you will gain $33 for a total payout of $133.