Once an ATS Legend at Home, Mike Zimmer is Ice Cold at US Bank Stadium

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Andrew Doughty @DoughtyBetMGM Oct 26, 2021, 7:58 PM

Kirk Cousins and Stefon Diggs connected for three touchdowns in the Minnesota Vikings’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7 of the 2019 season. They easily covered -3.5 points in the 38-20 victory and improved to 3-0 outright and 3-0 against the spread at US Bank Stadium.

At the time, Mike Zimmer was 30-12-1 ATS at home as Vikings’ head coach, the best mark since 2014 for any NFL head coach. Since then, Zimmer is 5-11 ATS, the worst mark of any head coach over that time. Even Andy Reid, who’s riding a seven-game ATS home losing streak entering the Kansas City Chiefs’ home game against the New York Giants in Week 8, has a better mark since October 2019.

The Vikings’ lone ATS wins since covering against the Eagles more than two years ago:

 

DateOpponentSpreadResult
Dec. 8, 2019Lions-12Vikings 20, Lions 7
Dec. 29, 2019Bears+5Bears 21, Vikings 19
Sept. 27, 2020Titans+3Titans 31, Vikings 0
Nov. 8, 2020Lions-3.5Vikings 34, Lions 20
Sept. 26, 2021Seahawks+2Vikings 30, Seahawks 17

The Vikings have covered just once (Seahawks in Week 3) in their last seven games and bring a two-game ATS losing streak into their Week 8 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. As of Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Vikings are 2.5-point home underdogs.

It will be the third time in four games this season at US Bank Stadium the Vikings are underdogs. In addition to the Seahawks’ game, they were 1-point dogs against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. They failed to cover (i.e., win or tie) in losing, 14-7.

View updated Cowboys-Vikings odds and more NFL odds for Week 8 at the BetMGM sportsbook. And listen to The Lion’s Edge below (or on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere) for more NFL betting and college football betting analysis:

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Andrew Doughty is a writer for BetMGM and host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.