Sunday, November 20, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Arizona Cardinals take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. The Cardinals are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Vikings have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
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Carson Palmer finished with 376 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 30 passes out of 49 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by David Johnson, who finished with 55 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Larry Fitzgerald was the team leader in receiving with a total of 133 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 443 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 80 yards on 23 attempts.
Sam Bradford finished with 307 yards passing for Minnesota last week. He went 31 for 40, resulting in a 78% completion percentage. The Vikings were led on the ground by Jerick McKinnon, who finished with 16 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Stefon Diggs led the team in receiving with 164 yards and 13 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Minnesota had 22 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 331 yards for the contest. The Vikings ran for 47 yards on 21 carries as a team.
Arizona scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 20th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 42 attempts for a 60% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 273 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Cardinals run for an average of 109 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the league. They also run 71 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 382 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Cardinals average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They accumulate 48.9 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 24th in the league.
Arizona allows 195 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd, and they allow 18 points per contest on defense, which ranks 5th. They give up 20 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Cardinals allow 100 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the NFL. Arizona allows 295 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 2nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 68.2 yards per game, ranking them 23rd among NFL teams.
Minnesota averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 26th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. They throw for 233 yards through the air per game, ranking them 23rd. The Vikings run for an average of 70 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 2.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 32nd on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 302 yards per game, ranking them 32nd in the league on offense. The Vikings get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 27th. They average 56.3 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 28th in the NFL.
Minnesota allows an average of 212 passing yards per game, which ranks 6th in the league. Their defense overall allows 17 points per contest, which has them ranked 1st. They give up 21 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 58% per game. The Vikings allow 97 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the NFL. Minnesota allows 309 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 3rd in the league. They force 5.4 penalties for 44 yards in each contest, ranking 1st.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/14/16 WR Larry Fitzgerald Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
11/13/16 DT Robert Nkemdiche Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
11/02/16 T Jared Veldheer Tricep IR
11/01/16 S Tyrann Mathieu Shoulder expected to miss 3-6 weeks
10/24/16 WR Jaron Brown Knee IR
10/09/16 G Evan Mathis Ankle IR
10/05/16 RB Chris Johnson Groin IR
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
11/15/16 LB Eric Kendricks Hip injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/14/16 CB Xavier Rhodes Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/13/16 T Jake Long Achilles out indefinitely
11/13/16 CB Captain Munnerlyn Leg "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/13/16 WR Laquon Treadwell Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/13/16 C Zac Kerin Hand "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/13/16 CB Marcus Sherels Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
10/11/16 OT Andre Smith Elbow IR
09/23/16 DT Sharrif Floyd Knee out indefinitely
09/21/16 T Matt Kalil Hip IR
09/19/16 RB Adrian Peterson Knee IR
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -1
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