Point Spread: -3.00 | -107.00 Minnesota (Home)
Carolina is 4-7 after beating the Lions 20-0 on Sunday, but I think it'll have its hands full here today on the road. Teddy Bridgewater is expected to start for Carolina, but RB Christian McCaffrey remains out. Minnesota needs victories too though at 4-6. The Vikes enter off a heart-breaking loss at home to the Cowboys last Saturday, snapping their three-game winning streak. Carolina averages 23.0 PPG and it concedes 24.7, while Minnesota allows 27.8. The Vikings though defensive numbers are skewed somewhat by a couple of shaky games at the start of the season. The Vikes average 26.4 PPG, led by Dalvin Cook with 1,069 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Both teams are dealing with a few COVID issues, but the situation definitely favors the hungry home side. Lay the points!
T.M. Prediction: 30-21 Minnesota.