Carolina Panthers vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 11/29/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 12
Game: Carolina Panthers vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -4.5
Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers (4-7) are headed to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Minnesota Vikings (4-6). Minnesota opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 50.5.
The Carolina Panthers head into this game 4-7 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Detroit Lions and ended up getting the victory by a score of 20-0. P.J. Walker went 24/34 with 258 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 2 picks on the day. Mike Davis led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 9 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 64 yards on 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. DJ Moore was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 127 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 18.1 yards per catch during the game. The Carolina Panthers ran the football 34 times and earned 116 yards which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per carry. In all, they ran 70 plays for 374 yards. On the day, the Panthers racked up 20 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 45 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Carolina conceded 18 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 145 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. Against the run, the Panthers conceded 40 yards on 17 attempts which is an average of 2.4 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 185 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Concerning scoring, the Carolina Panthers hold an average of 23.0 points per outing. Offensively they average 106.4 yards rushing ranking them 20th in the National Football League. The Panthers have attained 3,884 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Carolina has amassed 14 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of yards through the air, the Panthers have allowed 2,700 yards which ranks them 27th in football. Over the course of this year, they have given up 362.3 yards/contest which puts them 18th in the league. The Panthers are ranked 15th in the National Football League in relation to team defense, allowing 24.7 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 116.8 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of their 11 games, they have given up 245.5 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.9%. For the year, they have given up 1,285 rushing yards through 11 outings.
The Vikings come into this game with a record of 4-6 for this season. In their last contest they faced the Dallas Cowboys and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-28. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 115 yards on 27 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. Adam Thielen was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 123 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 15.4 yards per reception for that contest. Kirk Cousins went 22/30 with 314 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Minnesota Vikings ran the ball a total of 29 times and added 125 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per run. On the day, the Vikings totaled 24 first downs and they had a total of 8 infractions for 80 yards. In all, they ran 61 plays for 430 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota gave up 22 catches on 32 throws totaling 196 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Overall, they allowed 376 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Vikings gave up 180 yards on 31 attempts which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per carry allowed.
During the season so far, the Vikings have thrown for 2,364 passing yards as well as holding an average of 236.4 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 19th in football. The Minnesota Vikings have an average of 387.1 yards/contest ranking them 8th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 150.7 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,507 yards for this season. When it comes to how much they score, the Vikings are 13th in the league scoring 26.4 points per game. In terms of passing yardage, the Vikings have surrendered 2,607 yards which puts them in 24th in the league. Overall, they are giving up 382.8 yards/game which puts them 22nd in the National Football League. The Vikings sit in 27th in the league when it comes to team defense, conceding 27.8 points per game. They are giving up 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 122.1 rushing yards per game this year. In their 10 games played, they are conceding 260.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,221 rushing yards through 10 outings.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings -4.5
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