Vegas has a perplexing opinion on the 2021 Minnesota Vikings

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Brian O'Neill
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Brian O'Neill /

Oddsmakers have the Minnesota Vikings favored to win more than eight games in 2021, but they also don’t think it will be enough to get them in the playoffs.

For whatever reason, Mike Zimmer’s most successful seasons as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings have come during the years that end with an odd number.

With Zimmer leading the way, the Vikings qualified for the postseason in 2015, 2017, and 2019. So most are assuming that the trend will continue during the upcoming 2021 campaign.

However, the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are not among those who believe Minnesota will find themselves back in the playoffs this year.

Minnesota Vikings not favored to make the playoffs in 2021

Currently, WynnBET has the Vikings with -160 odds (61.5 percent chance) to finish with more victories during the upcoming season than their projected 2021 win total of 8.5 games. Minnesota’s odds to win less than 8.5 games this year are +135 (42.6 percent chance).

Despite oddsmakers believing the Vikings will finish the 2021 campaign with at least nine victories, it apparently isn’t enough for the team to be favored to qualify for the playoffs.

Right now, WynnBET has Minnesota with -150 odds (60 percent chance) to miss out on the postseason in 2021 and +120 odds (45.5 percent chance) to earn a spot in the playoffs.

So basically, oddsmakers believe the Vikings are going to have one of their classic seasons in 2021 where they give their fans hope throughout the entire campaign, only to let them down at the end by missing the playoffs.

For those who have been watching Minnesota play football for more than five years, a scenario like this would surprise absolutely no one.

The combination of being favored to surpass their projected win total while also failing to reach the postseason is a real punch in the gut for Vikings fans though. So Minnesota is expected to be better than anticipated, but still not good enough to continue playing football once the regular season comes to an end.

Let’s just hope the Vikings’ trend of making the playoffs during the years that end in odd numbers under Zimmer continues during the 2021 season.

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