Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 11/22/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 11
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -9
U.S. Bank Stadium is the venue where Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (4-5) will play the Dallas Cowboys (2-7) on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Minnesota as 9-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.
The Dallas Cowboys head into this game 2-7 this season. The last time they took the field they faced the Pittsburgh Steelers and took the loss by a score of 24-19. Garrett Gilbert went 21/38 with 243 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Tony Pollard paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 57 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 6.3 yards per run. CeeDee Lamb was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 71 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 17.8 yards per catch in the game. The Dallas Cowboys ended up rushing 31 times and racked up 144 yards which earned them an average of 4.6 yards per run. Overall, they ran 71 plays which added up to 364 yards. For the game, the Cowboys totaled 19 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 70 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Dallas conceded 31 completions on 45 throws for a total of 309 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. On the ground, the Cowboys conceded 46 yards on 18 carries which is an average of 2.6 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 355 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Cowboys currently have 3,555 total yards over the course of this season. As a team they hold an average of 110.0 yards on the ground which is 17th in the NFL. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Dallas has amassed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Dallas Cowboys are sitting at 22.7 PPG. When talking about passing yards, the Cowboys have allowed 2,021 yards which has them sitting in 9th in the National Football League. Overall, they are conceding 381.6 yards per contest which ranks them 23rd in the league. The Cowboys are sitting in 32nd in the National Football League in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 32.2 PPG. They are allowing 5.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 157.0 rushing yards per game this season. In their 9 games played this year, they have allowed 224.6 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.9%. Overall, they have allowed 1,413 yards via the ground game in 9 games.
The Vikings step onto the field holding a record of 4-5 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Chicago Bears and notched a win by a score of 19-13. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 96 yards by way of 30 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. Justin Jefferson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 135 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 16.9 yards per catch during the game. Kirk Cousins went 25/36 with 292 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick in the game. The Minnesota Vikings ran the football 33 times and totaled 99 yards which had them averaging 3.0 yards per rush. On the day, the Vikings got 19 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 35 yards. In all, they ran 70 plays for 385 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Minnesota gave up 16 catches on 31 attempts totaling 108 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 149 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Vikings gave up 41 yards on 17 runs which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per carry allowed.
Regarding how much they score, the Vikings are 15th out of all teams in the league by tallying 26.2 points per game. For the year to this point, the Vikings have thrown for a total of 2,059 yards through the air as well as an average of 228.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 22nd in the league. They have an average of 153.6 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,382 yards in total. The Minnesota Vikings have an average of 382.3 yards per outing which has them ranked 9th in the NFL. When it comes to yards through the air, the Vikings have surrendered 2,411 yards which has them ranked 25th in the league. During the season, they are allowing 383.6 yards per game which has them ranked 24th in the National Football League. The Vikings are sitting in 23rd in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 27.4 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush and 115.7 yards on the ground per game for the year. In their 9 games played, they have allowed 267.9 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 66.5%. For the season, they have given up 1,041 running yards through 9 games.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings -9
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