The Minnesota Vikings will get a chance to clinch their second NFC North division title in three years on Sunday when they battle the Carolina Panthers as 3-point road favourites on the NFL Week 14 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Minnesota is coming off a 14-9 win in Atlanta as 2-point underdogs last week to extend its current straight-up win streak to eight games, including wins in five straight road dates ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Vikings vs. Panthers betting matchup at Bank of America Stadium.
The 10-2 Vikings have amassed a four-game lead over Detroit and Green Bay in the NFC North, and also enter the weekend alongside Philadelphia atop the conference standings.
The Panthers return home after dropping a 31-21 decision in New Orleans as 5.5-point underdogs, ending a four-game SU and against the spread win streak, and remain one game back of the Saints in the hunt for top spot in the NFC South.
As well, the Eagles can lock down first place in the NFC East with a win when they visit the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams as 2.5-point underdogs. Philadelphia stormed to the top of the division with nine straight wins, but was humbled in last week’s 24-10 loss in Seattle as 3.5-point chalk. However, the Eagles remain perched among the favourites on the odds to win the Super Bowl.
The 9-3 Rams can take a huge step towards clinching their first divisional title since 2003 with a victory over Philadelphia. Los Angeles has regularly run up the score this season, and sits deadlocked with Philadelphia with an NFL-best 30.1 points per game while surrendering just 9.0 points per game during a 3-0 SU run on home turf.
As well, the Pittsburgh Steelers aim for an eighth straight SU win and their third AFC North crown in four years as they battle the division rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football as 5-point home chalk, while the New England Patriots attempt to clinch their 14th AFC East title in 15 years on Monday night when they visit Miami as 11-point favourites.
The Steelers have climbed to +550 on the Super Bowl odds during a 7-0 SU run, but have failed to cover in three of four including a 31-28 victory over Green Bay as 14-point home chalk two weeks ago, and face a Ravens squad that has allowed just 12 points per game in three straight wins.
New England extended its division lead to four games with a crushing 23-3 win in Buffalo as 7.5-point chalk, and has now covered in seven straight outings including a 35-17 rout of the Dolphins as 17-point home chalk two week ago.
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