Tennessee Titans vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Tennessee Titans vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -3.5
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings play the Tennessee Titans at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Minnesota opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5.
The Tennessee Titans head into this matchup 2-0 for this season. In their last game they took on the Jacksonville Jaguars and ended up getting the victory by a score of 33-30. Ryan Tannehill went 18/24 with 239 yards through the air and threw 4 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Derrick Henry paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 84 yards on 25 carries which gave him an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Jonnu Smith was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 84 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 21.0 yards per reception for that game. The Tennessee Titans rushed the ball a total of 34 times and earned a total of 123 yards which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 59 plays which gave them a total of 354 yards. For the game, the Titans racked up 23 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 30 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tennessee gave up 30 completions on 45 throws for a total of 315 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Against the run, the Titans gave up 165 yards on 27 carries which is an average of 6.1 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed 480 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
When talking about scoring points, the Tennessee Titans are averaging 24.5 points per game. As a team they average 126.5 yards via the ground game which is 13th in the National Football League. The Titans have earned 731 total yards for the year. With reference to getting in the endzone, Tennessee has earned 6 touchdowns through the air and 0 touchdowns via the ground. The Titans are sitting in 12th in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 22.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 136.0 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have allowed 272 rushing yards through 2 contests. Regarding passing yards, the Titans have conceded 531 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in football. During their 2 games played this year, they have conceded 265.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. For the season, they have surrendered 401.5 yards per contest putting them 25th in the National Football League.
The Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 0-2 this season. In their last game they took on the Indianapolis Colts and were beaten 28-11. Dalvin Cook paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 1 TD in the game. He ran for a total of 63 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per run. Justin Jefferson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 44 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 14.7 yards per catch for the game. Kirk Cousins went 11/26 with 113 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 3 interceptions in the game. The Minnesota Vikings ran the ball 18 times and added 80 yards which had them averaging 4.4 yards per run. On the day, the Vikings totaled 12 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 45 yards. For the game, they ran 47 plays which added up to 164 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota gave up 19 catches on 25 throws for a total of 203 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. In the game, they gave up a total of 354 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Vikings gave up 151 yards on 40 runs which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per carry allowed.
For the year to this point, the Vikings have thrown for a total of 343 passing yards in addition to an average of 171.5 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 32nd in the league. The Minnesota Vikings have an average of 278.5 yards per game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They are averaging 107.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 214 yards overall. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Vikings currently rank 20th out of all teams in the league with an average of 22.5 points per contest. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Vikings are allowing 567 yards which puts them in 28th in football. Overall, they are surrendering 438.0 yards/game putting them at 29th in the National Football League. The Vikings rank 31st in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 35.5 points per game. They are allowing 4.3 yards per run and 154.5 rushing yards per game for the year. During their 2 games, they have given up 283.5 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 73.9%. For the year, they have allowed 309 rushing yards through 2 games.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Titans +3.5
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