Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 11/14/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 10
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-3)
SoFi Stadium is where the Los Angeles Chargers (5-3) will go up against the Minnesota Vikings (3-5) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 51.5.
The Minnesota Vikings head into this matchup 3-5 for this year. In their last contest, the Vikings went up against the Ravens and ended up losing by a score of 34-31. Dalvin Cook led the offense in rushing for the Vikings with 17 attempts for 110 yds (6.5 yds per attempt). Justin Jefferson held an average of 23.0 yards per catch by accounting for 69 yds on 3 receptions. Kirk Cousins went 17/28 with 187 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 104.3 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. In the running game, the Vikings gave up 247 yards on 45 tries, which is an average of 5.5 yds per rush allowed. Minnesota relinquished 27 pass completions on 41 attempts for 253 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.9%. When all was said and done, they tallied 52 plays for 318 yds. The Minnesota Vikings ended up running the ball 24 times and accounted for 131 yards, earning them an average of 5.5 yards per tote.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Minnesota Vikings hold an average of 24.3 points per outing. As a team they have an average of 124.9 yards via the ground game ranking them 9th in the National Football League. The Vikings have earned 3,081 total yards for the year. Minnesota has 96 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 59 penalties for 550 yards. They have turned the football over 5 different times (2 interceptions and 3 fumbles). In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Minnesota has amassed 16 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns via the ground.
Concerning yards through the air, the Vikings have conceded 1,976 yards which puts them in 11th in the league. They have relinquished 247.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.9%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 383.6 yards per contest which puts them 27th in the league. They have granted 12 touchdowns by air in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 4.8 yards per rush on the ground and 136.6 yards on the ground per game for the year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,093 running yards through 8 games. The Vikings rank 17th in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 23.9 PPG.
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The Chargers head into this game 5-3 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Chargers got the victory with a final of 27-24 against the Eagles. Austin Ekeler ran the football 17 times for 59 yds, finishing the game with 3.5 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Keenan Allen was one of the featured targets for the Chargers, snagging 12 footballs for 104 yds (8.7 yds per catch). Justin Herbert (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 356 yds on 32/38 through the air while his quarterback rate was 123.2. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.37 yards. Los Angeles surrendered 39 attempts on the ground for 176 yards (4.5 yards per rush). The Chargers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.7%, surrendering 155 yards on 11 for 17 passing. The Chargers finished the game with a total of 445 yards while running 65 plays (6.8 yards per play). Los Angeles ended up running for 3.3 yds per carry, finishing the game with 89 yards on 27 attempts.
The Los Angeles Chargers maintain an average of 384.9 yards/game which has them sitting 10th in football. They maintain an average of 102.5 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 820 yards for this season. The Los Angeles offense has 502 yds of penalties on 52 violations, ranking them 20th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 6 picks while letting opponents recover 2 fumbles and they have been able to earn 116 1st downs. During the season to this point, the Chargers have earned 2,259 yards via the pass as well as an average of 282.4 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 5th in the league. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Chargers are sitting 14th in football holding an average of 24.9 PPG.
The Chargers are surrendering 25.1 PPG, which has them in 23rd of all teams in the league. Los Angeles has allowed a total of 1,293 yards on the ground (161.6 yards/game) in addition to 11 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 197.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. The Chargers defense has taken part in 509 plays, which ranks 10th in the league. In total, they have allowed 201 points in total. Their defense has earned 10 takeaways (4 fumbles and 6 interceptions) on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers -3
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