Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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MetLife Stadium is the venue for the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.
The Jets are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-2-0. The Vikings are 3-2-1 ATS and their over/under record is 3-3-0.
Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 3-2-1 against the spread
Important New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The New York Jets are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
10/15/18 CB Mike Hughes ACL is out for season
10/14/18 S Andrew Sendejo Groin is questionable Sunday vs NY Jets
10/14/18 RB Dalvin Cook Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs NY Jets
10/14/18 DE Tashawn Bower Ankle is questionable Sunday vs NY Jets
10/14/18 T Riley Reiff Foot is questionable Sunday vs NY Jets
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
Key New York Jets Injuries
10/15/18 S Marcus Maye Hand is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/15/18 WR Quincy Enunwa Ankle left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/15/18 WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. Groin is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/14/18 CB Buster Skrine Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/14/18 WR Charone Peake Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/14/18 LB Kevin Pierre-Louis Foot is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/14/18 CB Trumaine Johnson Quad is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
10/03/18 LB Josh Martin Head IR
09/26/18 WR ArDarius Stewart Ankle IR
09/04/18 RB Elijah McGuire Foot IR
08/15/18 T Ben Ijalana Shoulder IR
08/03/18 S Rontez Miles Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings have run for 524 yards as a unit, which ranks 7th in the league. They've run 128 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 38 times for 291 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 140. They have run 406 plays this year for 2,347 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 128 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Kirk Cousins has completed 185 throws while attempting 260 passes for a completion percentage of 71.2%. He has passed for 1,921 yards this year. He averages 10.4 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 102.7.
The Vikings rush defense has given up 144 attempts for 558 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 256 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.1% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the NFL. Minnesota is 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 148. They have given up a total of 2,159 yards on D, which is 1st in the league. The Vikings are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has allowed 7.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 2nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 131 throws on 197 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 1,601 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Vikings have tried 14 field goals this season and made 9, which is 9th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 64.3%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,155 yards on 27 punts, averaging 42.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL in punting average. Minnesota is 6th in the NFL in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 68 punt return yards and are averaging 6.8 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 20 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 173 yards on special teams, placing them 21st in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 24.7 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 2,686.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets are 24th in the NFL in points scored with 165. They have run 365 plays this season for 2,043 yards, which ranks them 28th in the league in total offense. The Jets average 5.6 yards per play, which is 19th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 99 1st downs this year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 782 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in the NFL. They've run 173 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jets have been penalized on offense 37 times for 279 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the league in penalties. Sam Darnold has thrown for 1,346 yards this season. He has completed 107 passes on 179 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 83.7. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 12.6 yards per completion.
New York is 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 139. They have surrendered a total of 2,286 yards on D, which is 25th in the NFL. The Jets are ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has given up 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 154 passes on 244 attempts against the New York defense this season, placing them 11th and 21st in the National Football League. The Jets pass defense has also given up a total of 1,634 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 153 attempts for 652 yards this year, putting them in 24th place in the league against the run. The New York Jets have committed 33 penalties for 266 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 30.4% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New York is ranked 7th in the league in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 237 punt return yards and average 21.5 yards per return, which is 32nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 78 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 206 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets average 18.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 28 yards this year. They are 28th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,571. The New York Jets have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 16, which is 18th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94.1%. New York kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,241 yards on 26 punts, averaging 47.7 yards per punt. That places them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jets +3
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