Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/23/2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
U.S. Bank Stadium
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U.S. Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 16.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 38.5.
The Vikings are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Bills are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 0-2-0 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 Buffalo Bills Injuries
09/17/18 RB LeSean McCoy Ribs injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/16/18 CB Phillip Gaines Elbow injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/16/18 WR Ray-Ray McCloud Knee is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/16/18 DE Shaq Lawson Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/16/18 RB Taiwan Jones Head injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/16/18 CB Taron Johnson Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/04/18 P Cory Carter ACL IR
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
09/16/18 RB Dalvin Cook Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
09/16/18 DB Marcus Sherels Chest left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
09/16/18 C Pat Elflein Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
09/16/18 T Rashod Hill Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
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
08/03/18 LB Kentrell Brothers Suspension 4- game suspension (elgible to return 10/7 vs Philadelphia)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills have run for 167 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in the league. They've run 44 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 16 times for 131 yards so far this year, which has them 23rd in the NFL in penalties. They are 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 23. They have run 121 plays this year for 446 yards, which ranks them 29th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills average 3.7 yards per play, which is 27th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 27 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Allen has completed 24 throws while attempting 48 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. He has passed for 319 yards this year. He averages 13.3 yards per completion and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 61.
The Bills rush defense has given up 60 attempts for 226 yards this season, putting them in 29th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 15 penalties for 123 yards on defense this year. That places them 10th in the league. They've allowed a score on 50% of possessions on defense, which is 25th in the NFL. Buffalo is 18th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 78. They have given up a total of 718 yards on D, which is 26th in the league. The Bills are 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 17th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 49 throws on 65 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense this season, ranking them 30th and 29th in the league. The Buffalo pass defense has also surrendered a total of 492 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 10th in the NFL in points scored with 53. They have run 139 plays this season for 823 yards, which ranks them 11th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.9 yards per play, which is 13th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 184 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They've run 50 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 15 times for 122 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the league in penalties. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 669 yards this season. He has completed 55 passes on 84 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 108.7. He averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 12.2 yards per completion.
Minnesota is 1st in the league in points allowed on defense with 45. They have surrendered a total of 678 yards on D, which is 1st in the NFL. The Vikings are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 2nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 45 passes on 75 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, placing them 7th and 19th in the National Football League. The Vikings pass defense has also given up a total of 490 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 49 attempts for 188 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. The Minnesota Vikings have committed 10 penalties for 75 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 41.7% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings -16.5
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