Thursday, December 10, 2015
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Minnesota Vikings take on the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday at University of Phoenix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.
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Teddy Bridgewater finished his last game with 118 yards through the air for Minnesota. He completed 17 passes out of 28 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Adrian Peterson, who finished with 18 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Mike Wallace was the team leader in receiving with a total of 43 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Minnesota got a total of 9 first downs by way of 1 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 48 total plays for 125 yards for the game. The Vikings ran for 31 yards on 16 attempts.
Carson Palmer finished his last game with 356 yards through the air for Arizona. He completed 26 passes out of 40 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by David Johnson, who finished with 99 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. John Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 113 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Arizona got a total of 29 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 18 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 79 total plays for 524 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 175 yards on 36 attempts.
Minnesota is scoring 20 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19 passes on 30 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 179 yards per game through the air as well. The Vikings are running for an average of 137 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 316 yards per game. The Vikings are averaging 19 first downs per game and they accumulate 56.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties.
Minnesota allows 227 passing yards per game and 19 points per contest on defense. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Vikings allow 116 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for a 4.5 average per play. Minnesota allows 343 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.1 penalties for 58.7 yards per game.
Arizona averages 32 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 299 yards through the air per game thus far. The Cardinals run for an average of 120 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season. They also run 66 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 420 yards per game. The Cardinals get an average of 24 first downs per game and they average 46.3 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties.
Arizona allows an average of 228 passing yards and 19 points per contest. They give up 21 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 58% per game. The Cardinals allow 89 rushing yards per contest on 22 carries for a 4 average per rush. Arizona allows 317 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 9.1 penalties for 84.2 yards in each contest.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 2-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 8-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/08/15 S Antone Exum Shoulder IR
12/08/15 S Robert Blanton Knee "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
12/07/15 LB Anthony Barr Groin "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
12/07/15 S Harrison Smith Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
12/06/15 S Andrew Sendejo Knee "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
12/06/15 DT Linval Joseph Foot "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
11/10/15 LB Audie Cole Ankle IR
10/28/15 CB Jabari Price Shoulder IR
10/28/15 C John Sullivan Back out indefinitely
10/23/15 DT Shamar Stephen Toe IR
08/16/15 T Phil Loadholt Achilles IR
12/08/15 RB Andre Ellington Toe doubtful Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 DE Frostee Rucker Ankle doubtful Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 TE Jermaine Gresham Knee "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 CB Jerraud Powers Calf doubtful Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 LS Mike Leach Knee probable Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 S Rashad Johnson Ankle probable Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 RB Stepfan Taylor Shoulder probable Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/08/15 S Tony Jefferson Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/06/15 DE Cory Redding Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/06/15 G Earl Watford Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
12/01/15 RB Chris Johnson Leg IR - designated to return
11/26/15 LB LaMarr Woodley Chest IR
10/15/15 S Chris Clemons Hamstring IR
10/13/15 LB Kenny Demens Knee out indefinitely
09/10/15 TE Ifeanyi Momah Knee out indefinitely
09/04/15 DL Corey Peters Achilles IR
09/04/15 LB Daryl Washington Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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