Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay -6
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (6-6) travel to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5). Minnesota opens this game as 6-point underdogs. The total is set at 47.5.
The Minnesota Vikings head into this game 6-6 this year. The last time they took the field they played the Jacksonville Jaguars and earned the win by a score of 27-24. Kirk Cousins went 28/43 with 305 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He gave away 1 interception in the game. Dalvin Cook paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 120 yards on 32 carries which had him averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Justin Jefferson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 121 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 13.4 yards per reception for the game. The Minnesota Vikings ended up rushing 38 times and earned a total of 145 yards which had them averaging 3.8 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 85 plays for a total of 420 yards. Overall, the Vikings racked up 30 first downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 41 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota conceded 28 catches on 42 throws totaling 266 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. In the running game, the Vikings conceded 124 yards on 25 tries which means they had an average of 5.0 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they conceded 390 yards and forced 4 turnovers.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Minnesota Vikings hold an average of 26.6 points per outing. As a unit they average 145.7 yards on the ground which is 6th in the league. The Vikings have earned 4,678 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Minnesota has totaled 26 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns on the ground. The Vikings rank 26th in the NFL regarding team defense, conceding 27.4 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 121.0 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,452 rushing yards through 12 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Vikings have surrendered 3,140 yards which ranks them 26th in the NFL. Over the course of their 12 games, they are giving up 261.7 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 65.5%. In total, they are conceding 382.7 yards/game which ranks them 24th in the National Football League.
The Buccaneers head into this game 7-5 for this year. The last time they took the field they took on the Kansas City Chiefs and took the defeat by a score of 27-24. Ronald Jones II paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 34 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 66 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 7.3 yards per run. Rob Gronkowski was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 106 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 17.7 yards per catch for that contest. Tom Brady went 27/41 with 345 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up running the ball 13 times and totaled 75 yards which earned them an average of 5.8 yards per attempt. On the day, the Buccaneers totaled 20 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 57 yards. On the day, they totaled 55 plays which added up to 417 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Tampa Bay gave up 37 catches on 50 throws for a total of 456 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.0%. For this contest, they gave up 543 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Buccaneers gave up 87 yards on 20 runs which is an average of 4.4 yards per attempt allowed.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Buccaneers are ranking 6th out of all teams in the league with an average of 28.7 PPG. For the season to this point, the Buccaneers have thrown for a total of 3,197 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 266.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 10th out of all NFL teams. They have an average of 96.3 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,156 yards overall. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers maintain an average of 362.8 yards per game which is good for 18th in the NFL. The Buccaneers are ranked 11th in the NFL regarding team defense, giving up 23.3 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush on the ground and 74.2 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 890 rushing yards through 12 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Buccaneers have conceded 3,069 yards which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. Over the course of their 12 games played this season, they have surrendered 255.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 69.7%. During the season, they are conceding 329.9 yards per game which puts them 7th in football.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings +6
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