Last season, the Minnesota Vikings won just about every close game, but this year, they’re 0-2, both one score losses.
Their offense isn’t really the problem, at least it wasn’t in their 34-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2. Kirk Cousins threw four touchdowns in that one, and the Los Angeles Chargers defense might be one of the worst in the NFL, so there will be plenty of opportunities for scores on Sunday.
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Now, let’s take a look at some anytime TD scorer odds and my picks.
Chargers vs. Vikings anytime TD picks
- Justin Jefferson +105
- Cam Akers +185
- Mike Williams +180
Justin Jefferson +105
Sure, this is a chalky pick, but Jefferson hasn’t scored yet this season despite 25 targets. He has hauled in 20 of those passes for 309 yards and if he would have held onto the ball when he reached for the pylon last week, then he still wouldn’t be waiting for his first TD.
That will come this week and at even odds, it’s worth a bet.
Cam Akers +185
The Vikings haven’t exactly gotten Dalvin Cook level production from Alexander Mattison.
So, they brought in outside help to solve their running game. Akers is only averaging 1.3 yards per carry this season, but he does have a touchdown and clearly Minnesota values him and will want to see what it has.
Mattison hasn’t been much better with 62 yards in two games.
Mike Williams +180
Well, we can’t only back Vikings to score. This could be a serious shootout, so let’s take a swing with the Chargers No. 2 receiver.
Keenan Allen scored twice last season and Mike Williams still hasn’t scored despite having 18 targets to Allen’s 19. Williams is only averaging 10.7 yards per reception, so Justin Herbert will want to stretch the field more with his big wide receiver this week.
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