Minnesota Vikings vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, 11/7/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Ravens (-6)
The Minnesota Vikings (3-4) are en route to M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday where they will compete against the Baltimore Ravens (5-2). Minnesota is 6-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 49.5.
The Minnesota Vikings head into this game 3-4 for this season. In their last game, the Vikings played the Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-16. Dalvin Cook was the leader on the ground for the Vikings with 18 totes for 78 yds (4.3 yds per carry). Adam Thielen averaged 13.0 yds per catch by accounting for 78 yards on 6 receptions. Kirk Cousins went 23/35 with 184 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 88.3 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Vikings gave up 118 yds on 23 attempts, which calculates to 5.1 yds per run allowed. Minnesota gave up 17 pass completions on 41 tries for 188 yds, and a completion percentage of 41.5%. At the end of the game, they ran 61 plays which gave them 278 yds. The Minnesota Vikings ran the football 24 different times and accrued 101 yds, which came out to an average of 4.2 yards per tote.
The Vikings have earned 2,763 total yards this year. Minnesota has accounted for 90 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 51 penalties for 443 yds. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Minnesota has compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 5 times (2 picks and 3 fumbles lost). As a unit they're holding an average of 124.0 yards in the run game which is 10th in the NFL. When it comes to scoring, the Minnesota Vikings are averaging 23.3 points per game.
When talking about yards through the air, the Vikings have allowed 1,723 yards which ranks them 9th in football. They have conceded 246.1 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.2%. During this campaign, they have given up 367.0 yards per game putting them at 20th in football. They have allowed 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 6 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 120.9 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. Overall, they have allowed 846 yards via the ground game in 7 games. The Vikings sit in 12th in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 22.4 points per game.
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The Ravens come into this matchup with a record of 5-2 for this year. In their last game, the Ravens took a defeat with a final score of 41-17 when they faced the Bengals. Tyler Huntley walked away from the game with 39 yards on 5/11 through the air while his QB rating was 54.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 3.55 yds. Devonta Freeman carried the ball 4 times for 14 yards, ending the contest with 3.5 yds per carry for Baltimore. Rashod Bateman was a featured target for the Ravens, snagging 3 passes for 80 yards (26.7 yards per catch). Baltimore ran the ball for 4.8 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 115 yds on 24 attempts. The Ravens finished the contest with 393 yards while they ran 71 plays (5.5 yards per play). The Ravens passing defense conceded a completion rate of 60.5%, relinquishing 409 yards on 23 for 38 passing. Baltimore relinquished 24 running attempts for 111 yds (4.6 yards per carry).
The Baltimore Ravens average 417.6 yards/outing which has them ranked 3rd out of all teams in the league. They maintain an average of 149.4 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,046 yards for the year. The Baltimore offense has racked up 385 penalty yds on 40 violations, which is good for 26th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 5 interceptions while letting opponents recover 3 fumbles and they have been able to earn 92 first downs. For the season thus far, the Ravens have thrown for a total of 1,877 yards through the air along with an average of 268.1 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 9th in the NFL. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Ravens are ranking 8th out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 26.7 points per contest.
The Ravens are conceding 23.4 PPG, which has them sitting 17th of all teams in the league. Baltimore has allowed a total of 603 rushing yards (86.1 yards per contest) as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have allowed the opposition 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 296.1 yards per outing, which has them in 32nd in the NFL. The Ravens defense has participated in 427 plays, which is good for 3rd in the NFL. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 164 points in total. Their defense has earned 7 takeaways (2 fumbles and 5 interceptions) so far this season.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens -6
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