Vikings vs Cowboys Picks, Predictions, Week 10 Odds 11/10/2019
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings head to AT&T Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Dallas Cowboys. Minnesota opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 47. The Vikings are 6-3-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Minnesota Vikings faced the Kansas City Chiefs and were defeated 26-23. Dalvin Cook paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 71 yards on 21 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per carry. Laquon Treadwell led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 58 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 19.3 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 19/38 with 220 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. The Minnesota Vikings rushed the ball a total of 27 times and earned 96 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per rush. For the game, the Vikings earned 17 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 25 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 66 plays for a total of 308 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Minnesota conceded 25 completions on 35 throws totaling 230 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. Against the run, the Vikings conceded 147 yards on 18 attempts which is an average of 8.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up 377 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Josh Schonwald has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Saints and Falcons.
Vikings Now 6-3 After Loss
The Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 6-3 for 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 26 points per game, ranking them 11th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 153 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the NFC. For total yards, they currently sit at 3rd among NFC teams and 5th in the league with 3,480 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Vikings have compiled a total of 16 passing TDs and 12 rushing TDs. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Vikings have one of the best defenses in the league, giving up 17.6 points per game ranking them 2nd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Vikings have allowed 2,026 yards. Teams are completing 68.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 15 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs. When talking about rushing yards, Minnesota is allowing 95.8 yards per game putting them 2nd in the division and 9th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush which has them at 10th among NFC teams and 18th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,377 rushing yards through 9 games.
In their last game, the Dallas Cowboys played the New York Giants and earned the victory by a score of 37-18. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 22/35 with 257 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He threw 1 interception on the day. Ezekiel Elliott paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 139 yards via 23 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Amari Cooper was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 80 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Dallas Cowboys ended up rushing 30 times and added 172 yards giving them an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Cowboys earned a total of 24 first downs and they totaled 10 infractions for 104 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 65 plays for 429 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas gave up 26 completions on 41 tries for a total of 171 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. In the running game, the Cowboys gave up 100 yards on 22 runs which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 271 yards and earned 3 turnovers. Another game you may want to bet on is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Chiefs vs Titans game.
Cowboys End Up at 5-3 After Win
The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 5-3. Dallas has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 149 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 4th in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,194 rushing yards through 8 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Cowboys average 437 yards per game overall ranking them 1st among NFL teams and 1st among NFC teams. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Cowboys are currently ranked 1st in the division and 5th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 28.4 points per contest.
The Cowboys are conceding 17.8 points per game which puts them at 1st in the NFC East and 5th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the NFL. They are allowing 221 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cowboys currently sit at 2nd in the conference. They have allowed 7 passing TDs for this season. In discussing points given up, they have given up 142 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 97 yards per game ranking them 11th in the NFL and 2nd in the division. This season, they have given up a total of 778 rushing yards and 7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -3
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