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August 3, 2023

We’ve actually made it to August! But we still have a bit to go before the NFL regular season kicks off. To help speed ???? up the timeline, we have our daily NFL betting reports. We’ll be highlighting the betting action for individual teams in four Hustles per week, sorting them out by division.

We continue our look at the NFC North with the Vikings.

Odds: Opened +5000 (T-19th), currently +5000 (T-20th)
Action: 1.8% tickets (16th), 1.2% handle (19th)

Odds: 8.5 (Over -135, Under +100)
Action: OVER 60% tickets, UNDER 50% handle

Odds: Opened +275 (3rd), currently +280 (2nd)
Action: 15.6% tickets (3rd), 11.5% handle (3rd)


???? The Vikings are the only NFC North team whose most popular MVP bet isn’t a quarterback. Kirk Cousins (+4000) has lower MVP odds than Justin Jefferson (+8000), however the superstar ???? wideout is 15th in handle for the award (0.82%) compared to Cousins coming in at 22nd (0.53%). Jefferson was as high as +9000 for MVP in mid-July, and has come down slightly since to his current price.

???? Continuing with Jefferson, he opened as the +1000 favorite to repeat as Offensive Player of the Year ????. Former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase (+1000) has overtaken him at the top spot, while Jefferson now has his longest odds at +1200 after he was moved there yesterday. Minnesota’s fourth-year pass-catcher is seventh in tickets (5.0%) for OPOY, though he only ranks 16th in handle (1.5%).