Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans Week 4 Betting Odds, Prop Bets

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The Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans betting line was coming in at Houston -3.5 after coming off the -4.  Double your deposit with free cash up to $300 or a 10% cash bonus up to $1000 (3x rollover) here

Vikings vs. Texans

HOUSTON -- Dalvin Cook could be due for a big game Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Houston Texans in a matchup of winless teams.

Cook ranks third in the NFL in yards rushing after running for a career-high 181 yards last week in a loss to Tennessee. Houston (0-3) has the worst run defense in the NFL, allowing a whopping 188.3 yards rushing a game this season.

"It's a very, very difficult challenge," Houston coach Bill O'Brien said. "We're going to have to do a good job of fundamental football. Setting the edge, playing good gap control and then tackling. If he gets into the secondary or gets around the edge, he's got great speed so you're going to have an issue."

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer has been impressed with Cook's work this season.

"Dalvin's great," Zimmer said. "All backs are a little bit different, but I think Dalvin has such great feet. The way he can sliver through a hole, the way he can catch the ball. The way ... for a smaller size guy, he runs with power and determination. If he gets in the open field, he's a really tough, tough guy to get tackled."

The Texans have not only had trouble stopping the run this year, they've also been unable to run the ball effectively. Houston ranks 31st in the NFL in yards rushing with just 66 a game. They had 118 yards rushing in their opener when David Johnson ran for 77 yards, but have managed just 80 yards combined in the past two games to tumble to the bottom of the league.

The Texans received Johnson in the trade with Arizona for DeAndre Hopkins and hoped he could get going to lead their running game this season after a tough year in 2019 when he managed just 345 yards rushing.

Instead he's been unable to do much of anything since the opener and averaged just 1.77 yards a carry last week as Houston failed to score after halftime in a 28-21 loss to the Steelers.

As these teams both search for their first win, players from Minnesota and Houston insist there isn't any panic, but instead a determination to do more to turn things around.

"You just get to work," Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "This isn't the first time anybody on this team has faced adversity, so you just go right back to work, keep your head down and embrace the grind."

Added Houston defensive end J.J. Watt: "If whatever you're doing at the moment's not working, work harder. So, that's what I'm doing. That's what we're doing. We're looking forward to it paying dividends."

Vikings vs. Texans Prop Bets

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Rot First Scoring Play Moneyline
1007 Vikings TD     +200
1008 Vikings FG     +350
1009 Vikings Any Other Score     +5000
1010 Texans TD     +165
1011 Texans FG     +300
1012 Texans Any Other Score     +4500
Rot Will there be a Defensive or Special Teams TD Moneyline
1013 Yes     +200
1014 No     -250
Rot Total TDs in the Game Moneyline
1015 Over  5½  TDs -155
1016 Under  5½  TDs +125
Rot Total FGs Scored in the Game Moneyline
1017 Over  3½  FGs -115
1018 Under  3½  FGs -115
Rot Shortest TD in the Game Moneyline
1021 Over  1½  Yards -110
1022 Under  1½  Yards -120
Rot Longest FG Scored in the Game Moneyline
1023 Over  47½  Yards -120
1024 Under  47½  Yards -110
If there is no FG attempted and or made, the Under will count as a winner.
Rot A Team to Score 3 Unanswered Times Moneyline
1025 Yes     -300
1026 No     +225
Rot Team To Score Longest TD Moneyline
1027 Vikings     Ev
1028 Texans     -130
Rot Team To Score Longest FG Moneyline
1029 Vikings     Ev
1030 Texans     -130
Rot Team Scoring 1st Wins Game Moneyline
1031 Yes     -170
1032 No     +140
Rot Team to Call 1st Timeout Moneyline
1033 Vikings     -115
1034 Texans     -115
Rot Double Result Moneyline
1035 Vikings/Vikings     +240
1036 Vikings/Tie     +3500
1037 Vikings/Texans     +500
1038 Tie/Vikings     +1900
1039 Tie/Tie     +4500
1040 Tie/Texans     +1500
1041 Texans/Vikings     +700
1042 Texans/Tie     +3500
1043 Texans/Texans     -105
1st Half Result / End of Regulation Result. Overtime not included.
Rot Race To 10 Points Moneyline
1044 Vikings     +105
1045 Texans     -170
1046 Neither     +9000
Rot Highest Scoring Half Moneyline
1049 1st Half     -125
1050 2nd Half     -120
1051 Tie     +1900
Rot Highest Scoring Quarter Moneyline
1052 1st Quarter     +500
1053 2nd Quarter     +165
1054 3rd Quarter     +450
1055 4th Quarter     +190
1056 Tie     +850
Rot 1st Half Total TDs Scored Moneyline
1082 Over  3½  TDs +135
1083 Under  3½  TDs -165
Rot 1st Half Total FGs Scored Moneyline
1084 Over  1½  FGs -115
1085 Under  1½  FGs -115
Rot Score in Last 2 min of the 1st Half Moneyline
1086 Yes     -350
1087 No     +250

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

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