Minnesota Vikings (0-3, 1-2 ATS) vs. Houston Texans (0-3, 0-3 ATS)
After facing teams with a combined 8-1 record through three weeks, the Houston Texans welcome in a Minnesota Vikings team that is winless just like they are. As of now, the Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans contest is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, but COVID-19 concerns on the Vikings end could see it delayed until that evening or even Monday night.
The Vikings closed their facility early in the week after eight members of the Tennessee Titans—Minnesota's opponent in Week 3—tested positive for COVID-19. Kirk Cousins is having a rough season so far, throwing an NFL-worst six interceptions and only 623 yards through three games. Dalvin Cook has been solid, ranking third in the league in rushing with 294 yards and four touchdowns, and Justin Jefferson has been a surprise at wide receiver, catching 12 balls for 245 yards and a score in three games.
Houston played better in a seven-point loss to Pittsburgh in a game that they led for a good portion, which followed one-sided defeats by Kansas City and Baltimore. DeShaun Watson has thrown for 792 yards, but has four touchdowns and three interceptions. David Johnson, who was acquired in a trade with Arizona for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, has only 134 yards in three games. Randall Cobb is the team's leading wide receiver with 177 yards and a score.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. HOUSTON TEXANS ODDS AND TRENDS
Due the uncertainty surrounding the Vikings, the line for this game was off as of this writing. Prior to the COVID news, the Texans were a four-point favorite. Minnesota is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games when facing a spread of four or more but is only 1-11 straight up in those 12 games, so it could mean a Houston win thanks to a late field goal. The Vikings are also 12-2 ATS after a loss since the start of the 2018 season.