Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Bank of America Stadium
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The Carolina Panthers host the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Carolina as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42. The Panthers have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 7-5-0 against the spread. The Vikings have an ATS record of 9-3-0 while their over/under record is 6-6-0.
Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 9-3-0 against the spread
Important Carolina Panthers Betting Trends
The Carolina Panthers are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Carolina Panthers are 7-5-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
12/03/17 T Mike Remmers Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
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 Carolina Panthers Injuries
12/03/17 TE Greg Olsen Foot is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
12/03/17 C Ryan Kalil Neck is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
12/02/17 OL John Theus Illness IR
12/01/17 DE Charles Johnson Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 12/31 vs Atlanta)
11/14/17 WR Curtis Samuel Ankle IR
11/03/17 DB Demetrious Cox Ankle IR
10/04/17 WR Damiere Byrd Forearm IR
09/30/17 LB Jeremy Cash Calf IR
09/04/17 WR Brenton Bersin Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings have run for 1,474 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the NFL. They've run 377 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 73 times for 713 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. They are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 285. They have run 795 plays this season for 4,445 yards, which ranks them 5th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.6 yards per play, which is 10th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 259 1st downs this year, placing them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Case Keenum averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion. He has completed 243 passes on 360 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating is 98.6. He has thrown for 2,703 yards this season.
The Vikings rush defense has allowed 269 attempts for 932 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. Minnesota has committed 78 penalties for 641 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.1% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the league. They are 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 204. They have surrendered a total of 3,469 yards on D, which is 2nd in the NFL. The Vikings are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 8th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 260 passes on 425 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, placing them 18th and 26th in the National Football League. The Minnesota pass defense has also given up a total of 2,537 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 24, which is 11th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.7%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 25 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,011 yards on 48 punts, averaging 41.9 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in the NFL in punting average. Minnesota is ranked 24th in the league in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 215 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 46 yards. They have returned 21 kicks for 529 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 25.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,303.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Carolina Panthers are 16th in the National Football League in points scored with 269. They have run 774 plays this year for 3,944 yards, which ranks them 19th in the NFL in total offense. The Panthers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 241 1st downs this season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Carolina has run for 1,533 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the league. They've run 361 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Panthers have been penalized on offense 61 times for 509 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. Cam Newton has passed for 2,583 yards this year. He's completed 228 throws while attempting 377 passes for a completion percentage of 60.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 83. He averages 11.3 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Carolina is 11th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 238. They have given up a total of 3,571 yards on D, which is 6th in the league. The Panthers are 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 12th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 249 throws on 389 attempts against the Carolina defense this season, ranking them 12th and 6th in the league. The Panthers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,508 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 263 attempts for 1,063 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. The Carolina Panthers have had 74 penalties for 677 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in the league. They've allowed a score on 30.8% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Carolina is 2nd in the NFL in punt returns with 35. They've totaled 288 punt return yards and are averaging 8.2 yards per return, which is 17th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 60 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 468 yards on special teams, placing them 18th in kick return yardage. The Panthers average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 33 yards this season. They are 15th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,889. The Carolina Panthers have tried 24 field goals this season and made 23, which is 13th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 95.8%. Carolina kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 24 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,386 yards on 51 punts, averaging 46.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings +1
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