Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals best bets for Week 8

(Photo by Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports) Irv Smith Jr.
(Photo by Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports) Irv Smith Jr. /

What are the best bets for the Week 8 meeting in the Twin Cities between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday?

Winners of four straight, the Minnesota Vikings will attempt to improve their record to 6-1 for the first time since 2009 when they take on the Arizona Cardinals inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

After winning 11 games last season, the Cardinals are off to a bit of a rocky start this year, with a 3-4 record and wins in just two of their last five matchups.

When it comes to the best bets to place on this weekend’s meeting between Minnesota and Arizona, what are a few wagers that have a good chance of hitting?

Best bets for Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals in Week 8

Best Bet No. 1:

  • Irv Smith Jr. anytime touchdown scorer (+235)

When it comes to stopping tight ends, the Cardinals are one of the worst teams in the NFL this season. Arizona has allowed opposing tight ends to catch six touchdowns this year, so Irv Smith Jr. finding the end zone for the Vikings on Sunday seems likely.

Best Bet No. 2:

  • Dalvin Cook OVER 73.5 rushing yards (-120)

Despite Dalvin Cook not having a real dominant game this season, the Minnesota running back has still been consistently productive for the most part. Cook has gained more than 73.5 rushing yards in five of his six games this year, including his last four in a row.

We should expect this streak to continue for the Vikings running back on Sunday against the Cardinals.

Best Bet No. 3:

  • Vikings OVER 26.5 team total points (-115)

In home games that kick off at 12pm CT or earlier, Minnesota is typically able to put up a good amount of points. The Vikings are averaging 26.7 points in these specific contests since 2020, and they’ve finished with at least 27 points in eight of their last 11 games that began at 12pm CT inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Look for Minnesota to score more than 26.5 points on Sunday against an Arizona team that just allowed 34 points in their most recent game in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.

(All odds via DraftKings Sportsbook)

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