Vikings vs Chiefs Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 11/3/2019
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings go to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 47. The Vikings are 6-2-0 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Chiefs are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Minnesota Vikings played the Washington Redskins and won by a score of 19-9. Running the show from under center for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 23/26 with 285 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with no picks. Dalvin Cook paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he added 1 TD during the game. He scurried for 98 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per carry. Stefon Diggs was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 143 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 20.4 yards per catch for that contest. The Minnesota Vikings ran the ball 38 times and totaled 161 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they finished with a total of 67 plays for 435 yards. On the day, the Vikings racked up a total of 22 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 74 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Minnesota gave up 15 catches on 21 attempts totaling 131 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. On the ground, the Vikings gave up 85 yards on 16 tries which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded 216 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Tony Sink on the 49ers vs Cardinals game.
Vikings are Now 6-2 After Win
The Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 26 points per contest, which has them at 10th in the NFL. As a unit, they have an average of 160 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 1st in the conference and 1st in the NFL with 3,172 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Vikings have compiled a total of 13 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the NFC North and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Vikings have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 16.5 points per game putting them 2nd in the NFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Vikings have conceded 1,796 yards. Opponents are completing 67.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 14 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD. When talking about rushing yards, Minnesota is allowing 89.4 yards per contest putting them 2nd among NFC North teams and 7th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per carry ranking them 7th in the NFC and 11th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,281 rushing yards through 8 games.
In their last game, the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Green Bay Packers and took the loss by a score of 31-24. LeSean McCoy paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 40 yards via 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Tyreek Hill led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 76 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 12.7 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Chiefs was Matt Moore who went 24/36 with 267 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up running the ball 20 times and generated 88 yards earning them an average of 4.4 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 58 plays for a total of 337 yards. For the game, the Chiefs got 21 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 30 yards. In terms of defense, Kansas City allowed 23 catches on 33 attempts for a total of 256 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. On the day, they allowed 374 yards but finished the game without a turnover. On the ground, the Chiefs allowed 118 yards on 26 attempts which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed. Josh Schonwald has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Redskins and Bills.
Chiefs are Now 5-3 After Loss
The Chiefs head into this game 5-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Chiefs have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Chiefs are ranked 1st in the division and 4th out of all the teams in the league averaging 28.3 points per game. Kansas City needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 83 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 27th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 664 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Chiefs average 393 yards per contest overall which has them at 5th among NFL teams and 3rd in the conference.
The Chiefs are conceding 22.6 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the AFC West and 17th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are conceding 232 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Chiefs sit in 6th in the AFC. They have conceded 11 passing touchdowns for this season. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 181 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 145 yards per game ranking them 30th in the league and 4th in the division. For this season, they have given up a total of 1,160 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings -3.5
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