Cleveland Browns vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (+1.5)
The Minnesota Vikings (1-2) will play the Cleveland Browns (2-1) at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Minnesota is 1.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 49.5.
The Cleveland Browns come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Browns faced the Bears and earned the victory with a final of 26-6. Baker Mayfield went 19/31 with 246 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 97 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Kareem Hunt held an average of 12.3 yds per catch by notching 74 yards on 6 catches. Nick Chubb was the rushing leader for the Browns with 22 attempts for 84 yards (3.8 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 78 plays for 418 yards. The Cleveland Browns ended up rushing 42 times and totaled 215 yards, which came out to an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Browns gave up 46 yards on 13 attempts, which is an average of 3.5 yards per rush allowed. Cleveland conceded 6 completions on 20 tries for a total of 1 yards, and a completion percentage of 30.0%.
Regarding scoring points, the Cleveland Browns have an average of 28.7 points per game. As a team they're averaging 174.7 yards rushing which is 2nd in the National Football League. The Browns have racked up 1,230 total yards this year. Cleveland has accounted for 37 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 17 penalties for 190 yards. They have surrendered the ball 4 times (2 interceptions and 2 fumbles). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Cleveland has earned 2 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns on the ground.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Browns have allowed 545 yards which puts them in 5th in the NFL. They have allowed 181.7 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 60.0%. Overall, they are conceding 248.7 yards/outing putting them at 3rd in the National Football League. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.1 yards per rush and 67.0 yards on the ground per game for the year. During this campaign, they have allowed 201 yards via the ground game in 3 contests. The Browns are sitting in 8th in the league concerning team defense, giving up 20.0 points per game.
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The Vikings come into this game with a record of 1-2 for this year. In their last game, the Vikings took home the win by a final score of 30-17 against the Seahawks. Kirk Cousins (3 TDs) ended the game with 323 yards on 30/38 passing while his QB rating was 128.4. He didn't throw any picks and his longest completion was 28 yds. Justin Jefferson had the best day in terms of receiving for the Vikings, snagging 9 throws for 118 yds (13.1 yds per catch). Alexander Mattison ran the ball 26 times for 112 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.3 yds per attempt for Minnesota. The Vikings finished the contest with a total of 453 yds while running 73 plays (6.2 yards per play). Minnesota ran for 4.1 yards per attempt, totaling 140 yards on 34 carries. Minnesota conceded 18 running attempts for 106 yards (5.9 yds per carry). The Vikings pass defense gave up a completion rate of 71.9%, surrendering 283 yards on 23 out of 32 passing.
The Minnesota Vikings average 425.0 yards per contest which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They maintain an average of 128.0 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 384 yards for the season. The Minnesota offense has racked up 172 yards of penalties on 19 infractions, which has them ranked 19th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 0 picks while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 46 first downs. Over the course of the season thus far, the Vikings have thrown for a total of 891 passing yards along with holding an average of 297.0 throwing yards per game, putting them at 7th in football. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Vikings are sitting 8th in football holding an average of 29.0 points per game.
The Vikings are giving up 26.0 points per game, which has them in 20th of all teams in the league. Minnesota has given up a total of 358 yards rushing (119.3 yards/game) as well as 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air and 290.3 yards/outing, ranking them 27th in the NFL. The Vikings defense taken the field for 180 plays, which is good for 9th in the league. This year, they have relinquished 78 total points. They have totaled 2 turnovers (2 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Browns -1.5
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