Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 11/1/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay -3
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (1-5) go to Lambeau Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Green Bay Packers (5-1). The odds on this matchup have Green Bay as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 57.5.
The Minnesota Vikings head into this game 1-5 for this year. In their last game they played the Atlanta Falcons and took the loss by a score of 40-23. Kirk Cousins went 24/36 with 343 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He gave away 3 picks on the day. Alexander Mattison led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 26 yards via 10 carries which meant he averaged 2.6 yards per carry. Justin Jefferson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 166 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 18.4 yards per catch for the game. The Minnesota Vikings ended up running the ball 13 times and earned 32 yards which earned them an average of 2.5 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 50 plays which added up to 365 yards. In the game, the Vikings earned 19 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 30 yards. When discussing the defense, Minnesota gave up 30 catches on 40 throws for a total of 363 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. In the running game, the Vikings gave up 99 yards on 37 attempts which means they had an average of 2.7 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 462 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Minnesota Vikings are averaging 25.8 PPG. As a team they're averaging 139.2 yards on the ground ranking them 6th in the National Football League. The Vikings have tallied 2,245 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Minnesota has amassed 11 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to passing yards, the Vikings have conceded 1,720 yards which has them ranked 23rd in the league. In total, they have allowed 413.7 yards/game putting them 28th in football. The Vikings are ranked 30th in the National Football League regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 32.0 points per game. They are giving up 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 127.0 rushing yards per game for the season. In their 6 games, they are allowing 286.7 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.2%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 762 rushing yards through 6 outings.
The Packers step onto the field holding a record of 5-1 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Houston Texans and ended up getting the win by a score of 35-20. Jamaal Williams led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 77 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.1 yards per tote. Davante Adams was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 196 yards on 13 catches. He had an average of 15.1 yards per reception during the game. Aaron Rodgers went 23/34 with 283 yards passing and completed 4 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Green Bay Packers ran the ball 27 times and generated 96 yards earning them an average of 3.6 yards per rush. For the contest, the Packers racked up a total of 22 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 40 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 61 plays which gave them a total of 379 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay allowed 29 completions on 39 throws totaling 286 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.0%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 365 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Packers allowed 79 yards on 22 attempts which means they had an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
For the season to this point, the Packers have thrown for a total of 1,569 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 261.5 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 14th in the league. The Green Bay Packers are averaging 393.7 yards/outing which has them sitting 8th in the league. They have an average of 132.2 run yards per game and have rushed for 793 yards in total. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Packers rank 2nd in the league holding an average of 32.8 points per outing. The Packers sit in 19th in the National Football League in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 26.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 110.0 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. Overall, they have given up 660 yards via the ground game in 6 contests. In terms of yards via the pass, the Packers have conceded 1,442 yards which ranks them 10th in the NFL. During their 6 games played this year, they have conceded 240.3 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 71.0%. For the year, they are giving up 350.3 yards per outing ranking them 11th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers -3
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