Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/10/2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
New Era Field
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The Buffalo Bills host the Minnesota Vikings at New Era Field on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 36. The Bills had an over/under record of 12-4-0 and they were 6-10-0 against the spread last year. The Vikings had an ATS record of 9-7-0 while their over/under record was 7-9-0.
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Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Minnesota Vikings were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills were 12-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Buffalo Bills were 6-10-0 against the spread last year
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
07/30/17 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee PUP
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
07/30/17 S Colt Anderson Foot PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings ran for 1,205 yards as a team last year, which ranked 32nd in the NFL. They ran 380 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings were penalized on offense 103 times for 882 yards last season, which had them 22nd in the league in penalties. They were 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 327. They ran 1,006 plays last season for 5,041 yards, which ranked them 28th in the league in total offense. The Vikings averaged 5 yards per play, which was 29th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 303 1st downs last year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Bradford averaged 7.0 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 yards per completion last season. He completed 395 passes on 552 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.6%. His QBR last year was 59.0 while is quarterback rating was 99.3. He threw for 3,877 yards.
The Vikings rush defense allowed 404 attempts for 1,711 yards last year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. Minnesota committed 99 penalties for 825 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 5th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which was 10th in the league. They were 6th in the league in points allowed on defense with 307. They surrendered a total of 5,038 yards on D, which was 3rd in the NFL. The Vikings were ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense gave up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 2nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 332 passes on 548 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense last season, placing them 7th and 10th in the National Football League. The Minnesota pass defense also gave up a total of 3,327 yards through the air, which was 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills were 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 399 last year. They ran 1,012 plays for 5,666 yards, which ranked them 16th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 12th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 328 1st downs last season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo ran for 2,630 yards as a unit, which ranked 1st in the league. They ran 492 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills were penalized on offense 112 times for 960 yards last year, which had them 9th in the NFL in penalties.
Buffalo was 16th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 378. They gave up a total of 5,712 yards on D, which was 19th in the league. The Bills were 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 306 throws on 511 attempts against the Buffalo defense last season, ranking them 1st and 1st in the league. The Buffalo Bills pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,582 yards in the air, which was 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 469 attempts for 2,130 yards last season, putting them in 29th place in the NFL against the run. The Bills had 106 penalties for 884 yards on defense last year. That placed them 10th in the league. They allowed a score on 38.8% of possessions on defense, which was 22nd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings +1
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