Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The Minnesota Vikings head to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5.
The Vikings are 6-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Patriots are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-7-0.
Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 6-4-1 against the spread
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
11/26/18 CB Xavier Rhodes Leg is questionable Sunday vs New England
11/25/18 S Andrew Sendejo Groin is questionable Sunday vs New England
11/25/18 LB Ben Gedeon Concussion is questionable Sunday vs New England
11/25/18 TE David Morgan Knee is questionable Sunday vs New England
11/04/18 CB Mike Hughes ACL IR
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
Key New England Patriots Injuries
11/25/18 DB Nate Ebner Knee is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
11/25/18 RB Sony Michel Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
11/14/18 TE Dwayne Allen Knee is out indefinitely
11/06/18 C Brian Schwenke Foot IR
10/31/18 DB Eric Rowe Groin IR
09/26/18 LB Ja'Whaun Bentley Undisclosed IR
09/26/18 RB Rex Burkhead Neck IR
09/12/18 RB Jeremy Hill Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Braxton Berrios Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Christian Sam Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 T Isaiah Wynn Achilles IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Izzo Ankle IR
09/04/18 OL Ulrick John Foot IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 265. They have run 715 plays this year for 4,053 yards, which ranks them 11th in the NFL in total offense. The Vikings average 5.7 yards per play, which is 13th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 228 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 938 yards as a unit, which ranks 7th in the league. They've run 240 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 63 times for 520 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. Kirk Cousins has passed for 3,289 yards this year. He's completed 318 throws while attempting 447 passes for a completion percentage of 71.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.9. He averages 10.3 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 246. They have given up a total of 3,462 yards on D, which is 1st in the league. The Vikings are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 2nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 229 throws on 358 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, ranking them 7th and 19th in the league. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,432 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 279 attempts for 1,030 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the NFL against the run. The Vikings have had 69 penalties for 523 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in the league. They've allowed a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 6th in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 183 punt return yards and are averaging 8.7 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 24 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 339 yards on special teams, placing them 21st in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 24.2 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 4,749. The Minnesota Vikings have tried 24 field goals this season and made 16, which is 9th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 66.7%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,143 yards on 49 punts, averaging 43.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 1,300 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the NFL. They've run 313 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 58 times for 469 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. They are 2nd in the NFL in points scored with 307. They have run 734 plays this season for 4,270 yards, which ranks them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 5.8 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 248 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion. He has completed 262 passes on 402 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating is 96.3. He has thrown for 3,031 yards this season.
The Patriots rush defense has allowed 267 attempts for 1,185 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. New England has committed 68 penalties for 603 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36.7% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the league. They are 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 249. They have surrendered a total of 4,152 yards on D, which is 29th in the NFL. The New England Patriots are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 266 passes on 439 attempts against the New England defense this season, placing them 28th and 30th in the National Football League. The Patriots pass defense has also given up a total of 2,967 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have attempted 24 field goals this season and made 21, which is 4th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.5%. New England kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,944 yards on 42 punts, averaging 46.3 yards per punt. That places them 27th in the NFL in punting average. New England is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 98 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 17th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 24 yards. They have returned 21 kicks for 606 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 28.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 95 yards this year. They are 4th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,085.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Patriots -4.5
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