Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/24/2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
U.S. Bank Stadium
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U.S. Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The Vikings are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Buccaneers are 1-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
09/17/17 LB Devante Bond Knee "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/17/17 LB Kwon Alexander Hamstring left game "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/07/17 RB Doug Martin Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 10/5 vs. NE Patriots)
09/05/17 DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Knee IR
09/01/17 DT DaVonte Lambert Wrist IR
07/30/17 DE Jacquies Smith Knee PUP
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
09/17/17 G Danny Isidora Knee "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/17/17 QB Sam Bradford Knee "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/17/17 DB Tramaine Brock Groin "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
09/05/17 WR Michael Floyd Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/09 vs Chicago)
09/05/17 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have run for 117 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in the league. They've run 34 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 4 times for 34 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 29. They have run 67 plays this year for 311 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers average 4.6 yards per play, which is 25th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this season, ranking them 31st overall as an offensive unit. Jameis Winston has completed 18 throws while attempting 30 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 204 yards this year. He averages 11.3 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 91.5.
The Buccaneers rush defense has given up 16 attempts for 20 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 59 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in the league. They've allowed a score on 11.1% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the NFL. Tampa Bay is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 310 yards on D, which is 1st in the league. The Buccaneers are 14th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 31 throws on 45 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, ranking them 5th and 3rd in the league. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also surrendered a total of 290 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tried 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 2 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 146 yards on 3 punts, averaging 48.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NFL in punting average. They are averaging 17 yards per return, which is 3rd in the league. They are 32nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 338.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 38. They have run 123 plays this season for 707 yards, which ranks them 9th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.7 yards per play, which is 9th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 37 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 220 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 50 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 16 times for 181 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. Case Keenum has thrown for 167 yards this season. He has completed 20 passes on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 65.9. He averages 4.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 yards per completion.
Minnesota is 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 45. They have surrendered a total of 679 yards on D, which is 25th in the NFL. The Vikings are ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 50 passes on 72 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, placing them 27th and 25th in the National Football League. The Vikings pass defense has also given up a total of 517 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 53 attempts for 162 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. The Minnesota Vikings have committed 16 penalties for 124 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 55% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is ranked 22nd in the league in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 23 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 15th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 160 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 26.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 4th in the league in all-purpose yards with 916. The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 15th in the National Football League. Minnesota kickers have made 50% of their extra points, going 2 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 351 yards on 8 punts, averaging 43.9 yards per punt. That places them 24th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings
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