Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/19/2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
U.S. Bank Stadium
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The Los Angeles Rams head to U.S. Bank Stadium to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 46. The Rams are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-3-0. The Vikings are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-0.
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Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 6-3-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
11/13/17 G Rodger Saffold Ankle is probable Sunday vs. Minnesota11/12/17 LB Connor Barwin Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota11/12/17 TE Derek Carrier Illness is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota11/12/17 LB Robert Quinn Illness is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota11/09/17 RB Malcolm Brown Knee is out indefinitely11/03/17 S Cody Davis Thigh IR09/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR09/04/17 TE Temarrick Hemingway Leg IR
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
11/13/17 QB Case Keenum None has been named the starter Sunday vs. LA Rams11/13/17 DE Everson Griffen Foot is probable Sunday vs. LA Rams11/12/17 G Jeremiah Sirles Knee is "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams11/12/17 T Mike Remmers Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams11/08/17 QB Sam Bradford Knee IR10/02/17 RB Dalvin Cook ACL IR09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams are 1st in the National Football League in points scored with 296. They have run 573 plays this year for 3,500 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Rams average 6.1 yards per play, which is 4th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 183 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 1,159 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in the league. They've run 276 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 62 times for 519 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the NFL in penalties. Jared Goff has passed for 2,385 yards this year. He's completed 172 throws while attempting 281 passes for a completion percentage of 61.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.5. He averages 13.9 yards per completion and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Los Angeles is 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 162. They have given up a total of 2,899 yards on D, which is 14th in the league. The Rams are 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 172 throws on 300 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense this season, ranking them 4th and 13th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,837 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 237 attempts for 1,062 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the NFL against the run. The Rams have had 56 penalties for 402 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 27% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is 4th in the NFL in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 193 punt return yards and are averaging 7.7 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 30 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 556 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Rams average 29.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this season. They are 2nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,339. The Los Angeles Rams have tried 29 field goals this season and made 28, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 96.6%. Los Angeles Rams kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,478 yards on 31 punts, averaging 47.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings have run for 1,062 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the NFL. They've run 270 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 51 times for 523 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the league in penalties. They are 10th in the NFL in points scored with 217. They have run 586 plays this season for 3,274 yards, which ranks them 10th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.6 yards per play, which is 9th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Case Keenum averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.3 yards per completion. He has completed 170 passes on 262 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating is 92.6. He has thrown for 1,914 yards this season.
The Vikings rush defense has allowed 215 attempts for 732 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. Minnesota has committed 55 penalties for 472 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.7% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league. They are 4th in the league in points allowed on defense with 165. They have surrendered a total of 2,651 yards on D, which is 4th in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 201 passes on 324 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, placing them 20th and 23rd in the National Football League. The Vikings pass defense has also given up a total of 1,919 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 22, which is 5th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 95.7%. Minnesota kickers have made 81% of their extra points, going 17 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,478 yards on 36 punts, averaging 41.1 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in the NFL in punting average. Minnesota is ranked 21st in the league in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 182 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 46 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 432 yards on special teams, ranking 8th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 25.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 8th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,972.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings -2.5
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