The Atlanta Falcons (0-5), who were locked out of their facility this week due to positive COVID-19 tests, look for their first win of the season when they travel north to play the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Below, we preview the Falcons-Vikings Week 6 betting odds and lines and make our NFL picks and best bets.

Falcons at Vikings betting odds and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 7:50 p.m. ET.

Money line: Falcons +170 (bet $100, win $170) | Vikings -200 (bet $200, win $100)
Against the spread/ATS: Falcons +4 (-110) | Vikings -4 (-110)
Over/Under: 53.5 (O: -115, U: -106)

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Falcons at Vikings game notes

The Vikings have averaged 26.4 points scored per game this season, while the Falcons have averaged 24.4 points per game through five weeks.
Minnesota’s defense is ranked 28th in points allowed per game, while Atlanta is ranked 30th.
Despite winning just one game this season, Minnesota is 3-2 against the spread.
Atlanta is 1-4 against the spread – when the Falcons lose, they tend to lose big.
When Minnesota has rushed for more than 160 yards, it is 3-0 against the spread

Falcons at Vikings key injuries

Falcons

DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) out
S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion) out
DE John Cominsky (COVID-19) out

Vikings

RB Dalvin Cook (groin) out
CB Holton Hill (foot) doubtful
CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) out

Falcons at Vikings: Odds, betting lines, picks and prediction

Prediction

Minnesota 34, Falcons 27

Money line (?)

Minnesota’s number (-200) is pretty stiff and too much to give up for a team that is 1-4. Atlanta has the firepower on offense to make a small bet at +175, but the best option would be to AVOID this bet altogether.

Against the spread (?)

Minnesota is a 4.5-point favorite. This is a difficult point spread because Minnesota could be up by 11 late and Falcons QB Matt Ryan is the 2020 king of garbage time yards and points at the end of games that have already been decided. Begrudgingly take the VIKINGS -4 (-110) to win by at least 5 points.

Over/Under (?)

Another tough number at 53.5 considering both Cook and Jones could be missing from this game. Both secondaries are so brutal and susceptible to giving up big plays over the top, Ryan and Vikings QB Kirk Cousins could both post big numbers against defenses ill-equipped to stop them. Take the OVER 53.5 (-110).

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Also see:

40 names to watch for Falcons GM and head coaches in 2021 (Falcons Wire)
Vikings 2020 undrafted free agent class: Where are they now? (Vikings Wire)

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