The Minnesota Vikings looked bad in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason, but they will get another shot at getting a win when they lock horns with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. The Colts are coming off a win, and are setting their sights on scoring another. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Indianapolis Colts vs Minnesota Vikings Preseason Week 2 Game on August 21, 2021
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the Indianapolis Colts (odds)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
Carson Wentz is reportedly on track to play Week 1 of the NFL regular season, but it’s of course still possible that he won’t be available by then. If so, then it’s a battle between Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger for the temporary starting gig. Eason had 183 passing yards on 15-of-21 completions in the Colts’ 21-18 home win in Week 1 of the preseason against the Carolina Panthers, while Ehlinger went 10 of 15 for 155 yards. Ehlinger also got picked once. Wentz’s situation also puts increased focus on the team’s rushing attack, which had 117 yards and two touchdowns in 36 carries against the Panthers. Both Eason and Ehlinger plus the Colts’ ground game could shine again this week against Minnesota’s defense that gave up close to 400 total yards last week.
The Colts are 5-4-1 against the spread in their last 10 games in the preseason.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (odds)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
The Vikings lost in Week 1 of the preseason to the Denver Broncos, 33-8. That was not much of a surprise though, as Minnesota had as many as 21 starters not seeing action on the field. Kellen Mond and Jake Browning shared duties under center and came up together with zero touchdowns and an interception. As a team, Minnesota did not score any touchdowns. The inexperience on the field was glaring in that game for the Vikings, so hopefully for Minnesota, a few more starters will get on the field in Week 2. If that’s going to be the case, there should be a reason to believe that Minnesota will bounce back and take care of business at home on Saturday.
The Vikings have covered the spread in four of their last six preseason games overall.
The Colts win, 24-16.
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