Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
U.S. Bank Stadium
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U.S. Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 10 point favorites. The total has been set at 41. The Vikings are 9-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-6-0. The Bengals are 7-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-7-0.
Valuable Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bengals are 7-6-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 9-4-0 against the spread
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
12/10/17 DE Carlos Dunlap Chest left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
12/10/17 HB Joe Mixon Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
12/10/17 LB Nick Vigil Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
12/10/17 S Shawn Williams Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
12/10/17 LB Vontaze Burfict Arm is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
12/09/17 CB Adam Jones Groin IR
12/07/17 WR John Ross Shoulder IR
11/11/17 HB Jeremy Hill Ankle IR
11/08/17 T Jake Fisher Illness IR
10/12/17 TE Tyler Eifert Back IR
09/05/17 QB Jeff Driskel Thumb IR
08/30/17 HB Cedric Peerman Shoulder IR
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
12/10/17 TE David Morgan Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/10/17 LB Emmanuel Lamur Foot left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/10/17 T Mike Remmers Back is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/10/17 C Pat Elflein Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/10/17 T Riley Reiff Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
11/08/17 QB Sam Bradford Knee IR
10/02/17 RB Dalvin Cook ACL IR
09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals have run for 1,032 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in the league. They've run 293 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bengals have been penalized on offense 94 times for 863 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the NFL in penalties. They are 28th in the National Football League in points scored with 226. They have run 723 plays this year for 3,604 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Bengals average 5 yards per play, which is 21st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 209 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Andy Dalton has completed 236 throws while attempting 389 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He has passed for 2,747 yards this year. He averages 11.6 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 90.4.
The Bengals rush defense has given up 407 attempts for 1,717 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 81 penalties for 692 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.9% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the NFL. Cincinnati is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 271. They have given up a total of 4,491 yards on D, which is 19th in the league. The Bengals are 6th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 272 throws on 454 attempts against the Cincinnati Bengals defense this season, ranking them 12th and 22nd in the league. The Cincinnati pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,774 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bengals have tried 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 29th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 86.7%. Cincinnati Bengals kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 25 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,242 yards on 69 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 8th in the NFL in punting average. Cincinnati is 1st in the NFL in punt returns with 39. They've totaled 369 punt return yards and are averaging 9.5 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 40 yards. They have returned 28 kicks for 582 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Bengals average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 41 yards this season. They are 30th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,777.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 309. They have run 866 plays this season for 4,801 yards, which ranks them 7th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.5 yards per play, which is 12th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 280 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 1,574 yards as a team, which ranks 8th in the NFL. They've run 398 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 75 times for 743 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. Case Keenum has thrown for 2,983 yards this season. He has completed 270 passes on 404 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 96.2. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion.
Minnesota is 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 235. They have surrendered a total of 3,814 yards on D, which is 3rd in the NFL. The Vikings are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 273 passes on 450 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, placing them 14th and 17th in the National Football League. The Vikings pass defense has also given up a total of 2,666 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 305 attempts for 1,148 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. The Minnesota Vikings have committed 84 penalties for 689 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.6% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is ranked 15th in the league in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 269 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 46 yards. They have returned 23 kicks for 573 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 24.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,781. The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 32 field goals this season and made 27, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84.4%. Minnesota kickers have made 84% of their extra points, going 26 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,142 yards on 51 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings -10
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