Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 11/21/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 11
Game: Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (+2.5)
The Minnesota Vikings (4-5) will compete against the Green Bay Packers (8-2) at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Green Bay opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 49.
The Green Bay Packers head into this game 8-2 for this year. In their last contest, the Packers played the Seahawks and went home with a win by a final score of 17-0. AJ Dillon led the offense in rushing for the Packers with 21 attempts for 66 yards (3.1 yards per carry). Davante Adams had an average of 11.1 yards per reception by notching 78 yards on 7 catches. Aaron Rodgers went 23/37 with 292 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 75.5 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Packers gave up 75 yds on 16 attempts, which is an average of 4.7 yds per rush surrendered. Green Bay gave up 20 pass completions on 40 attempts for a total of 133 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Overall, they ran 70 plays for 393 yds. The Green Bay Packers ran the ball 32 different times and recorded 106 yds, earning them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt.
The Packers have racked up 3,394 yards in total over the course of this season. Green Bay has accumulated 124 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 43 infractions for 414 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Green Bay has totaled 18 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 9 different times (5 picks and 4 fumbles). As a team they're averaging 109.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 19th in the NFL. Concerning putting points on the board, the Green Bay Packers are sitting at 21.6 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Packers have conceded 2,027 yards which ranks them 5th in the league. They have conceded 202.7 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.3%. For the season, they have yielded 309.9 yards per outing which puts them 3rd in the NFL. They have given up 15 touchdowns via the pass as well as 8 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 107.2 rushing yards per contest for the season. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,072 running yards through 10 outings. The Packers rank 3rd in the NFL regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 18.0 PPG.
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The Vikings head into this game 4-5 for this season. For their last game, the Vikings walked away with a victory by a final of 27-20 when they played the Chargers. Dalvin Cook carried the rock 24 times for 94 yards, finishing the contest with 3.9 yds per attempt for Minnesota. Justin Jefferson was the best receiver for the Vikings, snagging 9 throws for 143 yards (15.9 yds per catch). Kirk Cousins (2 TDs) ended the game with 294 yards on 25/37 through the air while his QB rate was 109.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.95 yds. Minnesota conceded 19 attempts on the ground for 82 yds (4.3 yards per carry). The Vikings pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 58.8%, surrendering 171 yards on 20 out of 34 passing. The Vikings finished with 381 yds while they ran 72 plays (5.3 yds per play). Minnesota ran for 3.1 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 103 yards on 33 attempts.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Vikings are 14th out of all teams in football maintaining an average of 24.6 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Vikings have earned 2,360 yards through the air as well as an average of 262.2 passing yards per outing, ranking them 9th in the NFL. They are averaging 122.4 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 1,102 yards for this season. The Minnesota Vikings have an average of 384.7 yards per contest which has them sitting 7th out of all teams in the league. The Minnesota offense has 668 penalty yds on 69 violations, which is 5th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 2 interceptions while conceding 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 110 1st downs.
The Vikings are giving up 23.4 PPG, which puts them in 16th of all teams in the NFL. Minnesota has allowed a total of 1,175 yards via the ground game (130.6 yards per outing) as well as 8 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have allowed the opposition 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 238.6 yards per outing, which has them sitting 14th in football. The Vikings defense has participated in 597 plays, ranking them 18th in the league. Overall, they have relinquished 211 total points. Their defense has compiled 12 turnovers (4 fumbles and 8 picks) on the year.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Packers -2.5
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