Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The Minnesota Vikings head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Vikings are 8-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Falcons are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-6-0.
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Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 8-3-0 against the spread
Important Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 5-6-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
11/26/17 T Mike Remmers Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
11/08/17 QB Sam Bradford Knee IR
10/02/17 RB Dalvin Cook ACL IR
09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
11/26/17 CB Brian Poole Back left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
11/26/17 CB Desmond Trufant Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
11/26/17 RB Devonta Freeman Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
11/26/17 T Ty Sambrailo Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/31/17 LB Jordan Tripp Concussion IR
10/03/17 DE Jack Crawford Bicep IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 8th in the National Football League in points scored with 271. They have run 732 plays this year for 4,133 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Vikings average 5.6 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 237 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 1,369 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in the league. They've run 346 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 67 times for 662 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the NFL in penalties. Case Keenum has passed for 2,476 yards this year. He's completed 218 throws while attempting 330 passes for a completion percentage of 66.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 96.2. He averages 11.4 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 5th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 195. They have given up a total of 3,194 yards on D, which is 5th in the league. The Vikings are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 8th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 244 throws on 396 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 26th in the league. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,364 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 247 attempts for 830 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the NFL against the run. The Vikings have had 71 penalties for 586 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32.8% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 23rd in the NFL in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 205 punt return yards and are averaging 10.3 yards per return, which is 4th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 46 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 478 yards on special teams, placing them 12th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 25.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,910. The Minnesota Vikings have tried 28 field goals this season and made 24, which is 7th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.7%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 82% of their extra points, going 23 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,786 yards on 43 punts, averaging 41.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 1,285 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the NFL. They've run 290 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 68 times for 617 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. They are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 265. They have run 668 plays this season for 4,107 yards, which ranks them 6th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 6.1 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 230 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion. He has completed 244 passes on 361 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating is 97.2. He has thrown for 2,884 yards this season.
The Falcons rush defense has allowed 283 attempts for 1,253 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. Atlanta has committed 71 penalties for 624 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 16th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.3% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the league. They are 13th in the league in points allowed on defense with 230. They have surrendered a total of 3,540 yards on D, which is 10th in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 249 passes on 391 attempts against the Atlanta defense this season, placing them 24th and 24th in the National Football League. The Falcons pass defense has also given up a total of 2,287 yards through the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 24 field goals this season and made 21, which is 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.5%. Atlanta kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,471 yards on 33 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in the NFL in punting average. Atlanta is ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 122 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 16th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 612 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 21.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,954.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -2.5
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