Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins - 10/16/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Miami Dolphins (3-2) vs Minnesota Vikings (4-1)

Game Info: Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)

Betting Odds: Miami Dolphins +3 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins face off on Sunday in an NFL Week 6 showdown at Hard Rock Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2018 it was Minnesota that secured the 41-17 victory. 

The Vikings come into this game with a 4-1 record overall and they knocked off the Chicago Bears in their last game. The offense had a nice game scoring 29 points and they won by seven points. Justin Jefferson is having a strong season and in the last game, he caught 12 passes for 154 yards. Kirk Cousins also completed 32 of his 41 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The VIkings on the season are averaging 23 points while their defense is giving up 20.4 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Dolphins who sit with a 3-2 record overall but injuries have really hurt them. In the last game against the New York Jets, the offense could only manage 17 points and they lost by 23 points. Skylar Thompson played most of that game and completed 19 of his 33 passes for 166 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Tua Tagovailoa has already been ruled out for this game, and Thompson is expected to get the start here. Tyreek Hill is dealing with a foot injury but is expected to go in this game. The Dolphins are averaging 23 points while their defense is giving up 26.2 points per game. 

The Vikings are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. The Dolphins are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games in Week 6. The over is 10-3 in the Vikings last 13 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the Dolphins last six games in Week 6.

With Skylar Thompson starting for the Dolphins, I expect the Dolphins to move the ball. Justin Jefferson is coming off a big game and he’s going to continue the lead the Vikings to plenty of offensive success. The Dolphins might not give up 40 points again in this game, but the Vikings are going to score enough to cover the spread. Back the Vikings against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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