Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
U.S. Bank Stadium
Get todays NFL Odds & Lines on this game
The Minnesota Vikings host the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 9.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.
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The Vikings have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0.
Valuable Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
10/09/18 OL Mike Iupati Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/07/18 OL Andre Smith Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/07/18 DE Markus Golden Knee is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/07/18 DT Robert Nkemdiche Foot is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/03/18 DE Arthur Moats Knee IR
09/03/18 RB D.J. Foster Knee IR
09/03/18 LB Jeremy Cash Knee IR
08/07/18 C A.Q. Shipley ACL IR
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
10/07/18 RB Dalvin Cook Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
10/07/18 CB Trae Waynes Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
10/07/18 DB Marcus Sherels Chest is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
10/07/18 T Riley Reiff Foot injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
10/07/18 DE Tashawn Bower Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
09/28/18 DE Everson Griffen Personal is out indefinitely
09/10/18 T Aviante Collins Elbow IR
09/04/18 DE Ade Aruna Knee IR
09/04/18 T Cedrick Lang Leg IR
09/04/18 DE Hercules Mata'afa Knee IR
09/04/18 FB Johnny Stanton Leg IR
09/04/18 TE Josiah Price Knee IR
08/10/18 C Nick Easton Neck IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals have run for 323 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the NFL. They've run 99 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 34 times for 241 yards so far this season, which has them 14th in the league in penalties. They are 25th in the NFL in points scored with 65. They have run 247 plays this season for 1,054 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the league in total offense. The Cardinals average 4.3 yards per play, which is 30th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 60 1st downs this year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Rosen averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 13.3 yards per completion. He has completed 29 passes on 59 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.2%. His quarterback rating is 74.5. He has thrown for 386 yards this season.
The Cardinals rush defense has allowed 174 attempts for 712 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. Arizona has committed 38 penalties for 279 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36.4% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the league. They are 19th in the league in points allowed on defense with 112. They have surrendered a total of 1,955 yards on D, which is 6th in the NFL. The Cardinals are ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 14th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 122 passes on 177 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, placing them 18th and 25th in the National Football League. The Arizona pass defense has also given up a total of 1,243 yards through the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Cardinals have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 1, which is 10th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33.3%. Arizona Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,439 yards on 30 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 6th in the NFL in punting average. Arizona is ranked 4th in the league in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 51 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 22nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 44 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 104 yards on special teams, ranking 24th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this year. They are 24th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,264.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 113. They have run 336 plays this year for 1,936 yards, which ranks them 11th in the NFL in total offense. The Vikings average 5.8 yards per play, which is 13th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 108 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 329 yards as a unit, which ranks 7th in the league. They've run 96 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 29 times for 239 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. Kirk Cousins has passed for 1,688 yards this year. He's completed 161 throws while attempting 226 passes for a completion percentage of 71.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 105.1. He averages 10.5 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 131. They have given up a total of 1,890 yards on D, which is 1st in the league. The Vikings are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Their pass defense has allowed 7.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 2nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 110 throws on 166 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, ranking them 7th and 19th in the league. The Vikings pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,393 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 124 attempts for 497 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the NFL against the run. The Minnesota Vikings have had 32 penalties for 226 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in the league. They've allowed a score on 43.9% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 6th in the NFL in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 42 punt return yards and are averaging 6 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 13 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 156 yards on special teams, placing them 21st in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 26 yards per kick return and have a long of 46 yards this season. They are 8th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,215. The Minnesota Vikings have tried 12 field goals this season and made 7, which is 9th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 58.3%. Minnesota kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 930 yards on 22 punts, averaging 42.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +9.5
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