Indianapolis Colts favored at home vs. Minnesota Vikings by Week 2 betting odds. The Indianapolis Colts (0-1) and Minnesota Vikings (0-1) square up in Week 2 in a battle of two teams coming off opening-week upset losses. Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium will be at 1 p.m. ET. Below, we take a look at the early Week 2 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.
The Colts were stunned in a 27-20 loss to the AFC South-rival Jacksonville Jaguars in their road opener. Free-agent addition QB Philip Rivers completed 36 of 46 pass attempts for 363 yards with one score but two interceptions. RB Marlon Mack was lost for the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles.
The Vikings were dropped 43-34 by the NFC North-rival Green Bay Packers. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for two touchdowns but just 50 yards. QB Kirk Cousins threw for 259 yards and two TDs with an interception.
Even though the Colts were only able to score 20 points against the Jaguars defense, the projected total is pretty high for this matchup. At 48.5 points, this projected total is currently the fifth-highest of the week.
Both teams will be looking for a bounce-back game on Sunday. The Colts are coming off of an embarrassing loss in Jacksonville and just lost their starting running back in Marlon Mack for the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles tendon. They’ve already started looking for potential depth pieces in the backfield.
The Colts defense also had no answer for Jaguars second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew, who threw for three touchdowns and just one incompletion.
The Vikings struggled in Week 1 to contain Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense. They allowed Rodgers to set the field ablaze, completing 32-of-44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns while wide receiver Davante Adams caught 14-of-17 targets for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
This will be a big week for both teams as they look to get back into the race for their division and for now, the Colts are slight home favorites for the matchup.
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