Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Minnesota Vikings head to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 9 point favorites. The total has been set at 42. The Vikings are 10-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-7-0. The Packers are 7-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 10-4-0.
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Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 10-4-0 against the spread
Important Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 10-4-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 7-7-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
12/18/17 WR Jarius Wright Foot left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Green Bay
12/17/17 CB Mackensie Alexander Ribs is "?" Saturday vs Green Bay
12/17/17 T Riley Reiff Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Green Bay
12/15/17 TE Blake Bell Shoulder IR
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 Green Bay Packers Injuries
12/17/17 WR Davante Adams Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Minnesota
12/17/17 CB Davon House Back is "?" Saturday vs Minnesota
12/17/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL is "?" Saturday vs Minnesota
12/06/17 CB Kevin King Shoulder IR
12/01/17 RB Ty Montgomery Wrist IR
11/07/17 T Bryan Bulaga Knee IR
11/03/17 LS Taybor Pepper Foot IR
11/03/17 S Kentrell Brice Ankle IR
10/16/17 CB Quinten Rollins Ankle IR
09/26/17 T Kyle Murphy Foot IR
09/25/17 LS Brett Goode Hamstring IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 343. They have run 927 plays this year for 5,147 yards, which ranks them 8th in the NFL in total offense. The Vikings average 5.6 yards per play, which is 9th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 298 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 1,698 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 432 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 86 times for 836 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. Case Keenum has passed for 3,219 yards this year. He's completed 290 throws while attempting 427 passes for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 98.9. He averages 11.1 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 242. They have given up a total of 3,975 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Vikings are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 2nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 287 throws on 478 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, ranking them 10th and 16th in the league. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,781 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 325 attempts for 1,194 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the NFL against the run. The Vikings have had 89 penalties for 733 yards on defense this year. That places them 6th in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.4% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 11th in the NFL in punt returns with 31. They've totaled 310 punt return yards and are averaging 10 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 46 yards. They have returned 23 kicks for 573 yards on special teams, placing them 16th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 24.9 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 6,182. The Minnesota Vikings have tried 34 field goals this season and made 29, which is 8th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.3%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 30 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,359 yards on 56 punts, averaging 42.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers have run for 1,508 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in the NFL. They've run 335 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 82 times for 642 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the league in penalties. They are 17th in the NFL in points scored with 309. They have run 871 plays this season for 4,396 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Packers average 5 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 278 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Hundley averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.5 yards per completion. He has completed 161 passes on 252 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating is 78. He has thrown for 1,534 yards this season.
The Packers rush defense has allowed 408 attempts for 1,630 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. Green Bay has committed 87 penalties for 760 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.3% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the league. They are 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 333. They have surrendered a total of 4,990 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has given up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 27th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 314 passes on 459 attempts against the Green Bay defense this season, placing them 23rd and 7th in the National Football League. The Packers pass defense has also given up a total of 3,360 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Green Bay Packers have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 14, which is 30th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77.8%. Green Bay kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,655 yards on 59 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 17th in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay is ranked 29th in the league in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 214 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 65 yards. They have returned 27 kicks for 629 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Packers average 23.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,560.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Packers+9
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