Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Week 12 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/23/2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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The Minnesota Vikings travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45. The Vikings have an ATS record of 7-3-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Lions have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 5-4-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 5-4-1 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
11/19/17 S Andrew Sendejo Hamstring is "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
11/19/17 DE Brian Robison Back is "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
11/19/17 T Mike Remmers Concussion is "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
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 Detroit Lions Injuries
11/19/17 RB Dwayne Washington Hip is "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
11/19/17 DE Ezekiel Ansah Back is "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
11/19/17 LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
11/19/17 CB Jamal Agnew Knee injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
11/10/17 T Greg Robinson Ankle has been released
10/12/17 DT Haloti Ngata Elbow IR
10/06/17 G Zac Kerin Knee IR
09/26/17 G Joe Dahl Leg IR
09/11/17 P Kasey Redfern Knee IR
09/05/17 DE Kerry Hyder Jr. Achilles IR
09/05/17 RB Mike James Concussion IR
09/04/17 P Sam Martin Foot PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 241. They have run 659 plays this season for 3,725 yards, which ranks them 5th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.7 yards per play, which is 8th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 209 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 1,233 yards as a team, which ranks 8th in the NFL. They've run 305 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 58 times for 588 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the league in penalties. Case Keenum has thrown for 2,194 yards this season. He has completed 197 passes on 300 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His quarterback rating is 93.7. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion.
Minnesota is 4th in the league in points allowed on defense with 172. They have surrendered a total of 2,905 yards on D, which is 5th in the NFL. The 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 224 passes on 361 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, placing them 24th and 27th in the National Football League. The Minnesota pass defense has also given up a total of 2,128 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 232 attempts for 777 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. The Vikings have committed 63 penalties for 532 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.5% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is ranked 22nd in the league in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 191 punt return yards and average 10.6 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 11th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 25.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 6th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,432. The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 26 field goals this season and made 23, which is 6th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88.5%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 20 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,615 yards on 39 punts, averaging 41.4 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 808 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in the league. They've run 241 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 60 times for 570 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the NFL in penalties. They are 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 271. They have run 634 plays this year for 3,384 yards, which ranks them 16th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5.3 yards per play, which is 17th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford has completed 227 throws while attempting 360 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He has passed for 2,760 yards this year. He averages 12.2 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 98.4.
The Lions rush defense has given up 260 attempts for 1,142 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 66 penalties for 582 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.1% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the NFL. Detroit is 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 234. They have given up a total of 3,545 yards on D, which is 23rd in the league. The Lions are 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 20th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 218 throws on 347 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, ranking them 19th and 16th in the league. The Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,403 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Detroit Lions have tried 24 field goals this season and made 21, which is 8th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 87.5%. Detroit kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,878 yards on 43 punts, averaging 43.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 380 punt return yards and are averaging 16.5 yards per return, which is 1st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 88 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 262 yards on special teams, placing them 28th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 17.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 11th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,210.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Vikings -3
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