Broncos vs Vikings Picks, Predictions, Week 11 Odds 11/17/2019
Game: Denver Broncos vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -10.5
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings play the Denver Broncos at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Denver opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 38.5. The Broncos are 3-6-0 ATS and 3-6-0 when betting on the total. The Vikings are 5-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Denver Broncos played the Cleveland Browns and earned the victory by a score of 24-19. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Brandon Allen who went 12/20 with 193 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Phillip Lindsay paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 40 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He scurried for 92 yards by way of 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 10.2 yards per carry. Noah Fant was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 115 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 38.3 yards per reception for the game. The Denver Broncos ran the ball 20 times and racked up 127 yards which earned them an average of 6.4 yards per run. For the game, they finished with a total of 43 plays for 302 yards. For the contest, the Broncos earned 13 first downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 55 yards. In terms of defense, Denver allowed 27 completions on 42 attempts for a total of 261 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. On the ground, the Broncos allowed 90 yards on 29 attempts which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 351 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Guy Bruhn has a pick for the contest between the Patriots and Eagles.
Broncos are 3-6 After Win
The Broncos come into this game with a record of 3-6 this year. 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 currently sit at 13th in the conference and 27th in the NFL with 2,803 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Broncos currently have a total of 8 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 17 points per contest, putting them 28th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 112 rushing yards per game which is 9th in the conference.
The Broncos have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 18.9 points per game putting them 3rd in the AFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Broncos have allowed 1,819 yards. Opponents are completing 63.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.8 yards per attempt. They have conceded 7 passing TDs and 6 rushing TDs. In discussing yards on the ground, Denver is giving up 107.6 yards per contest which has them at 2nd in the AFC West and 17th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush which has them at 5th in the AFC and 10th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,007 rushing yards through 9 contests.
In their last outing, the Minnesota Vikings took on the Dallas Cowboys and earned the victory by a score of 28-24. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 97 yards by way of 26 carries which had him averaging 3.7 yards per tote. Dalvin Cook was the receiving yardage leader by earning 86 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 12.3 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 23/32 with 220 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Minnesota Vikings rushed the ball a total of 36 times and earned a total of 153 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 69 plays for 364 yards. For the contest, the Vikings racked up 27 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 35 yards. When discussing the defense, Minnesota gave up 28 catches on 47 throws totaling 393 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. For this contest, they conceded 443 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Vikings gave up 50 yards on 22 carries which gave them an average of 2.3 yards per attempt allowed. for the game between NFL pick ATS from Tony Sink on the Cardinals vs 49ers game.
Vikings Improve to 7-3 After Win
The Vikings come into this game with a record of 7-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Vikings have one of the average offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Vikings are currently ranked 1st among NFC North teams and 9th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 26.2 points per game. Minnesota is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 153 rushing yards per game, putting them 3rd among NFL teams. As a team, they have a total of 1,530 rushing yards through 10 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Vikings average 384 yards per contest overall putting them 8th in the NFL and 5th among NFC teams.
The Vikings are conceding 18.2 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the division and 5th among NFL teams. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the NFL. They are giving up 242 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Vikings are ranked 9th among NFC teams. They have allowed 18 passing TDs for the 2019 season. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 182 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 91 yards per game ranking them 7th among NFL teams and 1st among NFC North teams. This season, they have allowed 912 rushing yards and 2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings -10.5
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