Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings NFL Point Spread Picks 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
U.S. Bank Stadium
Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders travel to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 42.5. The Raiders are 1-1-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Vikings are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
09/16/19 WR Dwayne Harris Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/15/19 G Richie Incognito Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/15/19 DT Corey Liuget Knee is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/15/19 WR J.J. Nelson Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/11/19 S Johnathan Abram Rotator Cuff IR
09/03/19 DT Justin Ellis Knee IR
09/03/19 RB Isaiah Crowell Achilles IR
09/03/19 CB Nevin Lawson Suspension is out the first 4 games of the season
09/03/19 QB Nathan Peterman Elbow IR
08/09/19 G Gabe Jackson MCL is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
09/16/19 CB Mackensie Alexander Elbow is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/15/19 LB Ben Gedeon Groin is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/15/19 CB Mike Hughes Knee is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/15/19 C Pat Elflein Knee is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/03/19 TE David Morgan Knee PUP
09/03/19 CB Holton Hill Suspension is out the first 8 games of the season
08/09/19 DE Tashawn Bower Achilles IR
In their last game, the Oakland Raiders took on the Kansas City Chiefs and lost 28-10. Josh Jacobs paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 51 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 99 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he was running for 8.3 yards per carry. Darren Waller led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 63 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 10.5 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Raiders was Derek Carr who went 23/38 with 198 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He tossed 2 interceptions on the day.
The Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among AFC West teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yardage, they sit in 12th among AFC teams and 23rd in the league with 664 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Raiders currently have a total of 2 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 17 points per contest, ranking them 25th in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 113.5 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the AFC.
The Raiders have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 22 points per contest putting them 10th in the AFC. In terms of yards rushing, Oakland is allowing 63 yards per game ranking them 1st among AFC West teams and 5th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the AFC and 4th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 227 yards rushing through 2 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Raiders have allowed 682 yards. Teams are completing 68.0% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.5 yards per attempt. They have allowed 5 passing TDs and 0 rushing TDs.
The last time they took the field, the Minnesota Vikings played the Green Bay Packers and lost 21-16. Leading the way at QB for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 14/32 with 230 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 picks during the game. Dalvin Cook paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 75 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 154 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 7.7 yards per run. Adam Thielen was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 75 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 15.0 yards per reception in the game.
The Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 1-1. Minnesota has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 185 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 3rd in the league. As a team, they have a total of 370 rushing yards through 2 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Vikings average 345 yards per game overall putting them 20th in the NFL and 11th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Vikings are ranked 1st in the NFC North and 12th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 22 points per game.
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The Vikings are conceding 16.5 points per contest which puts them at 3rd among NFC North teams and 7th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the NFL. They are giving up 231.5 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Vikings are currently ranked 6th in the conference. They have allowed 4 passing touchdowns for the 2019 season. In regard to points given up, they have given up 33 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are giving up 108.5 yards per game ranking them 15th in the league and 2nd in the NFC North. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 217 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Raiders +7.5
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