The Minnesota Vikings (2-3) travel to Bank of America Stadium to face the Carolina Panthers (3-2) in Week 6. The Panthers opened as 1-point favorites, but that has since flipped, with the Vikings now 2.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the total opened at 47 and has since dropped to 45.5.
While the BetQL NFL Model like the Vikings (-140) to win (1-star moneyline bet), it likes it just as a friend, you know? What it really loves is a few first-half bets backed up by some crazy trends that bettors should know. Let's take a look.
The Model rates the Panthers' first-half spread of +0.5 as a 5-star bet and there are several reasons to take this pick.
First, the Model projects Panthers as a 2-point first-half favorite. Second, the Model is hitting on roughly 57 percent of its 5-star NFL first-half spread bets, but that's not all.
The Model has also gone 35-19-16 (64.8 percent) combined in first-half spread bets when Sam Darnold and Kirk Cousins start; if you had bet $100 on each of those plays, you'd be up $1,284 right now. Maybe even more after this weekend.
There's also a 4-star bet in this game, and BetQL went 19-10 (65.5%) across all ⭐⭐⭐⭐+ NFL bets in Week 5. Join BetQL today to get all of the Model's best bets for NFL, college football and more!
The Model also like likes taking over 22.5 on the first-half total (3-star bet). The reason we like like that pick? The Model has gone 147-113-6 (56.5 percent) on 3-star and higher NFL first-half total bets.
We have the first-half total projected at 24 points, with the Panthers leading 13-11 at halftime. For what it's worth, Minnesota is averaging 14.2 point in the first half, while Carolina is averaging 13.8 before halftime, so these two teams have been hitting those numbers.
And apparently the Model has a really good read on Kirk Cousins. It has gone 17-11-10 (60.7 percent) on first-half total bets in Cousins' starts, so we're paying attention to this 3-star pick.
The model has gone 147-113-6 (56.5 percent) on 3-Star NFL first-half total bets. Join BetQL today to get all of the Model's best bets for NFL, college football and more!