Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -3.5
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Green Bay opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 46.5.
The Packers ended the year with a 13-3 record. They earned 5,528 yards in total over the course of last season. Offensively they maintained an average of 112.2 yds via the ground game, which ranked them 15th in the National Football League. In discussing getting in the endzone, Green Bay totaled 26 touchdowns via the pass and 18 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the Packers were averaging 23.5 points per contest. In terms of yards through the air, the Packers gave up 3,721 yards which had them ranked 14th in the league. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 120.1 rushing yards per game last season. They gave up 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 15 touchdowns via the ground game. In total, they allowed 1,921 rushing yards through 16 games. Overall, they allowed 352.6 yards/contest which had them sitting 18th in the league. The Packers were ranked 9th in the NFL regarding team defense, giving up 19.6 points per game.
For his NFL career, Rodgers has passed for 46,946 yds with 364 touchdowns and 84 interceptions. Over the course of his time in the league, he's been sacked 448 times for a total of 2,968 yds lost behind the line of scrimmage. He has a quarterback rating of 95.4 with a TD percentage of 6.0% and an interception rate of 1.4%. His longest pass during his time in the league is 74 yds and he's passing for 259.4 yards per contest. Aaron Rodgers has completed 3,913 of his attempted career 6,061 tosses for a completion percentage of 64.6%. Davante Adams (44 TD's) has an average of 60.4 yds per contest receiving and he averages 5.0 receptions per contest in his career. His longest catch of his career went for 66 yards and he's been able to snag 62.1% of the balls thrown to him. He's hauled in 431 balls thrown his way which averages 12.1 yards per catch. Adams has totaled 5,194 yards as a receiver in 86 games throughout his career.
The Vikings finished the year having a 10-6 mark. They had an average of 133.3 yards per game via the rush and toted the ball for 2,133 yards in total. For the previous season, the Vikings had a total of 3,523 yards through the air as well as an average of 220.2 passing yards per contest, which was ranked 23rd in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings were averaging 353.5 yards per contest which had them sitting 16th in the league. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Vikings sat 8th out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 25.4 points per contest. The Vikings allowed 18.9 PPG, ranking them 5th of all teams in the league. Overall, they relinquished 303 total points. Minnesota allowed a total of 1,728 yards on the ground (108.0 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns rushing last season. They conceded 23 touchdowns through the air in addition to gave up 233.6 yards per outing, which had them sitting 15th in the league.
Kirk Cousins has connected on 2,104 of his attempted career 3,146 passes for a completion percentage of 66.9%. His longest completion during his time in the NFL was for 66 yds and he's passing for 259.2 yards per outing. For his NFL career, Cousins has passed for 24,107 yds with 155 touchdowns and 71 picks. His quarterback rating is 107.4 with a TD percentage of 4.9% and an interception rate of 2.3%. Over the course of his time in the NFL, he's been sacked 174 times totaling 1,315 yds lost. Dalvin Cook has coughed up the ball 7 times in his career and his longest run is 36 yds. He is gaining 72.6 yards per game and has gotten into the endzone 17 different times while carrying the ball. He has been handed the ball 457 different times to the tune of 4.6 YPC. To this point in his career, Cook has stepped onto the gridiron in 29 games and has gained 2,104 yards on the ground.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Vikings -3.5 and over 46.5 total points
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