NFL Odds Week 3: 49ers Vs. Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball at Mall of America Field on August 27, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

San Francisco is favored by six points as they head into their game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Only opening as a six-point favorite over the Minnesota Vikings, many books have already started to slowly up the odds for the San Francisco 49ers. 5dimes.eu has given the 49ers the highest boost so far, pushing them up to an eight-point favorite in Week 3.

Minnesota won their opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars and lost to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2, with both games ending in tight, three-point finishes. Minnesota's ability to keep those two games close may be what is keeping the line so slim against a 49ers team that has beaten both the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions as it runs through the NFC North to start the year.

The opening over/under of 43.5 points has held strong through most books, with two good defensive teams facing off against offenses that are more efficient than flashy.

For all of the odds on this week's NFL games and all kinds of other sports, check out Odds Shark and SB Nation's NFL Odds Page. Head over to Niners Nation and The Daily Norseman for more on the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings.

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