Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship NFL Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Minnesota Vikings travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the NFC Championship game. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 39.5. The Vikings have an ATS record of 11-6-0 while their over/under record is 8-9-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 8-9-0 and they are 11-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 11-6-0 against the spread
Important Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Eagles are 11-6-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
12/30/17 LS Kevin McDermott Undisclosed IR
12/26/17 C Nick Easton Ankle IR
12/15/17 TE Blake Bell Shoulder IR
10/02/17 RB Dalvin Cook ACL IR
09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
01/14/18 S Andrew Sendejo Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
01/14/18 DT Shamar Stephen Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
12/29/17 LB Joe Walker Neck IR
12/11/17 QB Carson Wentz Knee IR
10/31/17 LB Jordan Hicks Achilles IR
10/24/17 T Jason Peters Knee IR
10/19/17 S Chris Maragos Leg IR
09/24/17 RB Darren Sproles Knee IR
09/15/17 RB Donnel Pumphrey Hamstring IR
09/11/17 K Caleb Sturgis Quad IR
01/14/18 CB Sidney Jones Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 10th in the NFL in points scored with 382. They have run 1,055 plays this season for 5,710 yards, which ranks them 11th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.4 yards per play, which is 13th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 334 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 1,957 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They've run 501 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 100 times for 949 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the league in penalties. Case Keenum has thrown for 3,547 yards this season. He has completed 325 passes on 481 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating is 98.3. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.9 yards per completion.
Minnesota is 1st in the league in points allowed on defense with 252. They have surrendered a total of 4,415 yards on D, which is 1st in the NFL. The Vikings are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has given up 5.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 2nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 324 passes on 555 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, placing them 7th and 19th in the National Football League. The Minnesota pass defense has also given up a total of 3,078 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 364 attempts for 1,337 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. The Vikings have committed 105 penalties for 928 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 27.9% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is ranked 6th in the league in punt returns with 39. They've accumulated 372 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 7th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 46 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 619 yards on special teams, ranking 21st in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 24.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 8th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,877. The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 38 field goals this season and made 32, which is 9th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84.2%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 34 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,995 yards on 71 punts, averaging 42.2 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles have run for 2,115 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in the league. They've run 473 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 116 times for 962 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the NFL in penalties. They are 3rd in the National Football League in points scored with 457. They have run 1,073 plays this year for 5,852 yards, which ranks them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Eagles average 5.5 yards per play, which is 9th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 338 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Foles has completed 57 throws while attempting 101 passes for a completion percentage of 56.4%. He has passed for 537 yards this year. He averages 9.4 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 79.5.
The Eagles rush defense has given up 337 attempts for 1,267 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 101 penalties for 917 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in the league. They've allowed a score on 27.1% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the NFL. Philadelphia is 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 295. They have given up a total of 4,904 yards on D, which is 4th in the league. The Eagles are 9th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 8th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 363 throws on 601 attempts against the Philadelphia Eagles defense this season, ranking them 26th and 31st in the league. The Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,637 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Philadelphia Eagles have tried 34 field goals this season and made 29, which is 16th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.3%. Philadelphia kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 40 for 44 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,033 yards on 68 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Philadelphia is 24th in the NFL in punt returns with 29. They've totaled 259 punt return yards and are averaging 8.9 yards per return, which is 12th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 76 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, placing them 32nd in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 19.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 13th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,695.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings -4.5
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