With the Minnesota Viking’s wrapping up their offseason training program last week, players and coaches will now get some time off before returning for the start of training camp next month. Track the Vikings playoff chances all season, right here on MinnesotaBets.com.
This lull in the football schedule is an ideal time to start researching the upcoming 2023 NFL season, and here at MinnesotaBets, we’re taking the opportunity to hone in a unique trend by considering the stadiums where the most Over point total bets have hit.
To come up with our findings, we looked at a decade’s worth of NFL over/under results from 2013-2022 via SportsOddHistory.com. This data includes all regular season games and Super Bowls hosted at the given stadium. Below you’ll find the ten NFL stadiums where over bets have cashed at the highest rate.
Best NFL Stadiums for the Over Since 2013
Check out below and see what spot the Vikings' home field, U.S. Bank Stadium, charts in at.
Note: We instituted a five-year minimum in the research, excluding Allegiant Stadium and SoFi Stadium from the list.
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US Bank Stadium Hits the Over 53.33% of the Time
Number one on our list of the best NFL stadiums for over bettors is Ford Field — the stadium belonging to Vikings’ division rivals, the Detroit Lions.
But despite both teams’ stadiums ranking in the top 10 on our list, match-ups between the two have trended toward the Under. The Over has hit in just six of 14 games between the Lions and Vikings since the $1.06 billion dollar U.S. Bank Stadium opened its doors in 2016.
All games at U.S. Bank Stadium have hit the Over 53.33% of the time, putting the Vikings’ home turf at sixth on our list. Of the venues with an Over percentage higher than U.S. Bank Stadium, the Tennessee Titans' Nissan Stadium and New Era Stadium in Buffalo are following in Minneapolis’ footsteps by building new billion-dollar facilities.
Though 2023 will be only the eighth season played at U.S. Bank, Minnesota fans have been treated to plenty of exhilarating, and high-scoring, affairs. In fact, since 2019, Vikings’ home games have eclipsed the Vegas point total more often than any other team in the NFL.
However, no game was more thrilling — and high-scoring — in stadium history than last season’s Week 15 match-up between the Minnesota Vikings and the visiting Indianapolis Colts. After ending the first half down 33-0, the Vikings mounted a miraculous comeback, winning in the final seconds of overtime with a 40-yard Greg Joseph field goal.
Kirk Cousins’ 460-yard, 4-touchdown game now stands as best passing effort in U.S. Bank Stadium’s short history. It is also the highest-scoring game in stadium history (75).
Prior to that, the most points scored during a game inside the transparent walls of 401 Chicago Ave. was Super Bowl LII. The back-and-forth slugfest saw a Nick Foles-led Philadelphia Eagles team defeat Tom Brady’s New England Patriots 41-33. The 74 total points scored in that match-up smashed the 49-point Over/Under touted by Vegas prior to the big game.
Will the high scoring at U.S. Bank Stadium help the Vikings Super Bowl odds this season? You can follow their odds all year, right here.