Free Pick Breakdown & Prediction: Vikings vs. Dolphins (10/16) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown & Prediction: Vikings vs. Dolphins (10/16)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
October 14, 2022
Photo by: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins (10/16 @ 1:00 PM EST.)

Line: Minnesota (-3.5)
Total: 46

Vikings vs. Dolphins Breakdown and Betting Odds

The 4-1 Minnesota Vikings fly south to take on the 3-2 Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 EST.

The Vikings are 3.5-point favorites, and over/under has been set at 46.

Minnesota Vikings Overview

Quarterback Kirk Cousins is off to a good start in 2022. He has thrown for over 1,300 yards with 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He has offensive weapons all over the place at his disposal including Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson.

The Vikings only loss is to the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings are ranked 11th in Pro Football Focus’s Week 6 power rankings. That is up 3 places from their Week 5 ranking of 14th.

Miami Dolphins Overview

It is hard not to sympathize with the Miami Dolphins who started strong; however, serious injuries to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and his backup Teddy Bridgewater have led to offensive problems. To make things even worse, wide receiver Tyreek Hill was in a walking boot after the Week 5 loss to the New York Jets but is expected to take the field against the Vikings.

Rookie 7th round draft pick Skylar Thompson will get his first career start as QB1 for the Dolphins. The 25-year-old, out of Kansas State, played in the Week 5 loss to the Jets. He completed 19 passes for 166 yards and threw 1 interception. Pick: Minnesota (-3.5)

This game could get out of hand quickly if the Dolphins defense cannot contain Cousins and company. It seems unlikely that the Dolphins will be able to match the Vikings offensively so the Vikings should be able to, at a minimum, cover the spread on the road.

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