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Week 3 NFL Odds: 49ers Vs. Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are a 7.5-point underdog against San Francisco this weekend.

Sep 16, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Minnesota 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 16, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Minnesota 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Vikings enter Sunday's game at the Metrodome against the San Francisco 49ers as 7.5-pt. underdogs, according to OddsShark.com. That line originally began at Minnesota +6, and has only increased from there. The over/under is set at 43.5.

Minnesota is 1-1 on the season, with an overtime win against Jacksonville followed by a last-second loss to Indianapolis. The team failed to cover the spread in both games. The first two weeks have left Minnesota 1-5 against the spread in its last six games and 1-4 ATS in its last five home games. The Vikings are, however, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against the 49ers.

San Francisco has arguably been the best team in the NFL through two weeks, defeating both Green Bay and Detroit by eight points each. With those wins, San Francisco went to 6-1 in its last seven games. The 49ers have traditionally struggled against Minnesota, particularly in Minneapolis; San Francisco has won just one of its last eight games in the Metrodome.

For more on the Vikings, head over to Daily Norseman or SB Nation Minnesota. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, check out SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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