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NFL Expert Picks: Vikings Favored by Most Against Colts in Week 15

Since 2015, the Minnesota Vikings have defeated every NFL team at least once expect one.

The Vikings will have a chance to complete that list Saturday when they host Indianapolis at noon (CT) on NFL Network. The game is part of a tripleheader slate.

Minnesota and Indianapolis have met 26 times, with the Colts holding an 18-7-1 advantage in the series. The Vikings have lost the past six matchups against the Colts, most recently in 2020 (28-11).

Minnesota's last victory (39-28) against Indianapolis occurred on Dec. 21, 1997.

Let's see who the experts are picking to win the game:

Vikings 23, Colts 17 — Gregg Rosenthal,

The Vikings being favored by just four points at home against the Colts is way more disrespectful than Minnesota being a road underdog in Detroit. While I've given up hope on the dull Vikings defense improving, Kirk Cousins provided optimism by authoring his best game of the season vs. the Lions. The No. 2 seed in the NFC is Minnesota's to lose with a favorable schedule down the stretch.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 14, 2023.

Vikings 28, Colts 14 — Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

The Colts are coming off a bye, while the Vikings are coming off a road loss. The Colts offense has struggled in a big way this season, but the Minnesota defense has as well. But I give the Minnesota front an edge over the Colts offensive line. Look for the Vikings to bounce back here as the defense plays better.

Vikings 30, Colts 24 — Staff, Bleacher Report

The Minnesota Vikings have three double-digit losses, and their defense continues to sputter, giving up 458-plus yards in four of the last five weeks. They're a vulnerable 10-3 squad with a minus-one point differential headed into Week 15.

Even though 40 percent of the Vikings wins wouldn't have covered this point spread, our crew seems fairly confident that Minnesota will beat the Indianapolis Colts by more than four points at home Saturday.

Vikings 30, Colts 20 — Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

The Vikings got more heat for being a flimsy 10-win team with their significant loss to the Lions in Detroit. They will rebound to take care of the division title in an impressive offensive-minded first season under Kevin O'Connell. They can contain Jonathan Taylor and get good pressure on Matt Ryan. The Colts defense can keep them in the game, but Justin Jefferson will open things up elsewhere on the field for Kirk Cousins.

Vikings 30, Colts 21 — Bill Bender, Sporting News

The Colts had a bye week, and they will be looking to break a three-game losing streak under interim coach Jeff Saturday. Minnesota is coming off a divisional loss to the Lions. The Vikings are 6-1 at home – and they get back on track against the Colts after a close first half.

View game action images between matchups of the Vikings and Colts through the years.

Vikings 28, Colts 14 — Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

The Vikings aren't as good as their 10-3 record suggests, but they are good enough that they shouldn't have too much trouble with the Colts.

Vikings 30, Colts 17 — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

It's T-shirt and hat time for the Vikings. It's "make plans for 2023" time for the Colts.

Pre-game win probabilities: Vikings 68% —

3 of 5 experts (4 didn't pick) pick the Vikings, ESPN

5 of 5 experts pick the Vikings, The MMQB

5 of 6 experts pick the Vikings, Bleacher Report

10 of 10 experts pick the Vikings, The Athletic