Minnesota Vikings vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 9/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indianapolis -3
Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts play the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Minnesota opens this game as 3-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 47.
The Minnesota Vikings come into this game with a record of 0-1 this season. In Week 1 they went up against the Green Bay Packers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 43-34. Kirk Cousins went 19/25 with 259 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Dalvin Cook paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards and he tallied 2 TD's during the game. He rushed for 50 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 4.2 yards per tote. Adam Thielen was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 110 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 18.3 yards per catch for that game. The Minnesota Vikings ran the football 22 times and totaled 134 yards earning them an average of 6.1 yards per rush. In all, they ran 49 plays for 393 yards. In the game, the Vikings had a total of 25 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 20 yards. In terms of defense, Minnesota allowed 32 catches on 44 throws totaling 364 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. On the ground, the Vikings allowed 158 yards on 32 carries which is an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 522 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
Dalvin Cook has accumulated 2,154 yards on the ground in 30 games played in his career. His average when carrying the ball sits at 4.6 and he has carried the ball 469 total times. He's rushed for 19 TD's with a long carry of 36 yards. Cook is running for 71.8 yds on the ground per contest thus far in his career. Thielen has hauled in 4,425 yards as a receiver in 91 games for his career. He's hauled in 329 balls thrown his way which means he averages 13.4 yards per catch. His longest catch of his career went for 71 yds and he's been able to catch 69.4% of the balls thrown in his direction. Thielen (27 touchdowns through the air) has an average of 48.6 yds per game receiving and he averages 3.6 receptions per game throughout his career.
The Colts step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 for this season. In Week 1 they played the Jacksonville Jaguars and were beaten 27-20. Nyheim Hines led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 12 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He ran for 28 yards via 7 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per carry. Parris Campbell led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 71 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 11.8 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Colts was Philip Rivers who went 36/46 with 363 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. The Indianapolis Colts ran the ball 22 times and earned 88 yards giving them an average of 4.0 yards per run. For the contest, the Colts got 27 1st downs and they had 5 infractions for 80 yards. In all, they totaled 69 plays for a total of 445 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Indianapolis allowed 19 catches on 20 throws totaling 150 yards, and a completion percentage of 95.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 241 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. In the running game, the Colts allowed 91 yards on 23 tries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed.
T.Y. Hilton has totaled 8,651 receiving yards in 119 games for his career. He's caught 556 passes which averages 15.6 yards per catch. His longest catch of his career went for 87 yards and he's been able to catch 58.2% of the passes thrown in his direction. Hilton (45 touchdowns) has an average of 72.7 yds per game receiving and he averages 4.7 catches per game in his career. Up to now in his career, Jack Doyle is sitting with 18 touchdowns and has a long catch of 26 yards. His receptions per game and yards per contest average are 2.4 and 22.0 yards. He has tallied 2,225 yards and has an average of 9.0 yards per catch. His catch percentage sits at 73.4% and he earned that by catching 246 of the 335 passes that went in his direction. Jack Doyle has taken the field in 101 games throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Colts -3
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