Minnesota Vikings at Cleveland Browns Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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The Minnesota Vikings head to Twickenham Stadium to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 38. The Vikings are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Browns are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-5-0.
Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Cleveland Browns are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Browns are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
10/23/17 S Andrew Sendejo Suspension 1-game suspension (eligible to return 11/12 vs. Washington)
10/22/17 CB Mackensie Alexander Hip is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/22/17 WR Michael Floyd Calf is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/22/17 C Nick Easton Calf is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/22/17 T Riley Reiff Knee injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/22/17 WR Stefon Diggs Groin is "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
10/20/17 QB Sam Bradford Knee is out indefinitely
10/02/17 RB Dalvin Cook ACL out for season
09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
09/05/17 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee PUP
Key Cleveland Browns Injuries
10/23/17 OL Joe Thomas Tricep IR
10/22/17 DB Jabrill Peppers Toe is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/22/17 LB James Burgess Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/22/17 DB Jason McCourty Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/22/17 QB Kevin Hogan Ribs is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/03/17 LB Dominique Alexander Knee IR
09/18/17 WR Corey Coleman Hand IR
09/05/17 DB Howard Wilson Knee PUP
08/23/17 LB Tank Carder ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 146. They have run 448 plays this year for 2,493 yards, which ranks them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Vikings average 5.6 yards per play, which is 11th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 872 yards as a unit, which ranks 8th in the league. They've run 205 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 43 times for 425 yards so far this year, which has them 20th in the NFL in penalties. Case Keenum has passed for 1,322 yards this year. He's completed 122 throws while attempting 190 passes for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 89. He averages 10.8 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 8th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 119. They have given up a total of 1,981 yards on D, which is 10th in the league. The Vikings are 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has allowed 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 157 throws on 245 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, ranking them 29th and 25th in the league. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,445 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 166 attempts for 536 yards this season, putting them in 5th place in the NFL against the run. The Vikings have had 48 penalties for 383 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32.5% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 14th in the NFL in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 158 punt return yards and are averaging 11.3 yards per return, which is 6th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 46 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 351 yards on special teams, placing them 6th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 25.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 5th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,085. The Minnesota Vikings have tried 18 field goals this season and made 17, which is 4th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 94.4%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 79% of their extra points, going 11 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,178 yards on 28 punts, averaging 42.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cleveland Browns have run for 646 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in the NFL. They've run 165 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Browns have been penalized on offense 58 times for 480 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the league in penalties. They are 30th in the NFL in points scored with 103. They have run 458 plays this season for 2,134 yards, which ranks them 21st in the league in total offense. The Browns average 4.7 yards per play, which is 28th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 138 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Cody Kessler averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion. He has completed 10 passes on 19 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.6%. His quarterback rating is 50.5. He has thrown for 121 yards this season.
The Browns rush defense has allowed 198 attempts for 586 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. Cleveland has committed 57 penalties for 513 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.8% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the league. They are 28th in the league in points allowed on defense with 169. They have surrendered a total of 2,133 yards on D, which is 17th in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 152 passes on 217 attempts against the Cleveland defense this season, placing them 24th and 13th in the National Football League. The Browns pass defense has also given up a total of 1,547 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cleveland Browns have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 30th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 66.7%. Cleveland kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,742 yards on 36 punts, averaging 48.4 yards per punt. That places them 5th in the NFL in punting average. Cleveland is ranked 2nd in the league in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 122 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 25 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 178 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Browns average 22.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 30 yards this year. They are 24th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,549.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Browns +7.5
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