Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 10/17/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-1.5)
Bank of America Stadium is the location where the Carolina Panthers (3-2) will compete against the Minnesota Vikings (2-3) on Sunday. Minnesota opens as 1.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 46.5.
The Minnesota Vikings head into this matchup 2-3 for this year. In their last game, the Vikings took on the Lions and notched a win by a score of 19-17. Kirk Cousins connected on 25/34 with 275 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 94.6 and finished the game with 1 interception. Justin Jefferson averaged 17.7 yds per reception by accumulating 124 yards on 7 receptions. Alexander Mattison was the rushing leader for the Vikings with 25 carries for 113 yds (4.5 yds per carry). Overall, they tallied 64 plays which converted into 384 yards. The Minnesota Vikings ran the football 28 different times and accounted for 120 yards, which had them averaging 4.3 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Vikings gave up 108 yds on 24 tries, which averages out to 4.5 yds per run allowed. Minnesota gave up 21 pass completions on 35 tries for 180 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.0%.
The Vikings have earned 1,914 total yards for this campaign. Minnesota has a total of 68 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 33 penalties for 288 yds. In terms of scoring, Minnesota has compiled 10 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. They have turned the football over 4 different times (2 interceptions and 2 fumbles). As a unit they are averaging 113.8 yards on the ground ranking this team at 15th in the NFL. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Minnesota Vikings have an average of 22.6 points per contest.
The Vikings are sitting in 9th in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 21.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per run and 130.0 rushing yards per game this season. For the year, they have allowed 650 yards on the ground through 5 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Vikings have conceded 1,194 yards which has them ranked 13th in the league. They have allowed 238.8 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 66.3%. Overall, they have relinquished 368.8 yards per game putting them 17th in the NFL. They have given up 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Panthers took a loss by a score of 21-18 when they played the Eagles. Chuba Hubbard carried the football 24 times for 101 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.2 yards per carry for Carolina. D.J. Moore was a featured target for the Panthers, hauling in 5 throws for 42 yds (8.4 yards per reception). Sam Darnold (1 TD) walked away from the game with 177 yds on 21/37 through the air while his QB rating was 44.5. He threw 3 picks and his longest pass completion was 25 yds. Carolina allowed 22 running attempts for 91 yds (4.1 yds per carry). The Panthers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 59.5%, relinquishing 182 yds on 22 for 37 through the air. The Panthers finished the game with 267 yds and they ran 70 plays (3.8 yards per play). Carolina ran the ball for 3.6 yds per attempt, finishing with 109 yds on 30 carries.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Panthers currently rank 16th in football with an average of 23.0 points per game. For the year thus far, the Panthers currently have a total of 1,278 yards via the pass together with an average of 255.6 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 13th out of all NFL teams. They hold an average of 107.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 539 yards in total. The Carolina Panthers average 363.4 yards/game which has them ranked 16th in the league. The Carolina offense has compiled 252 yds of penalties on 34 infractions, which is good for 8th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 6 picks while conceding 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 69 1st downs.
The Panthers are relinquishing 17.4 points per game, which has them ranked 3rd of all teams in the NFL. Carolina has allowed a total of 471 yards rushing (94.2 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 161.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 1st in the NFL. The Panthers defense taken the field for 269 plays, which is 1st in the league. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 87 total points. They have earned 5 turnovers (1 fumble recovery and 4 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Panthers -1.5 and over 46.5 total points
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