Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 11/28/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 12
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-3)
The Minnesota Vikings (5-5) are en route to Levi's Stadium on Sunday where they will go up against the San Francisco 49ers (5-5). San Francisco opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 47.
The Minnesota Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 for this year. In their last contest, the Vikings stepped onto the field against the Packers and went home with a win by a final score of 34-31. Kirk Cousins went 24/35 with 341 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 128.4 and finished the game with no interceptions. Dalvin Cook was the rushing leader for the Vikings with 22 attempts for 86 yards (3.9 yds per carry). Justin Jefferson had an average of 21.1 yds per reception by earning 169 yards on 8 catches. The Minnesota Vikings ended up rushing 29 different times and accumulated 90 yds, which came out to an average of 3.1 yds per attempt. For the game, they tallied 66 plays for 408 yds. Minnesota gave up 23 completions on 33 tries for a total of 372 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.7%. On the ground, the Vikings conceded 95 yards on 19 tries, which is 5.0 yds per run allowed.
Regarding scoring, the Minnesota Vikings have an average of 25.5 PPG. As a unit they average 119.2 yards in the run game which ranks them 11th in the league. The Vikings have racked up 3,870 yards in total over the course of this year. Minnesota has accounted for 127 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 72 infractions for 693 yards. They have turned the ball over 6 times (2 interceptions and 4 fumbles). When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Minnesota has totaled 21 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns via the ground.
The Vikings are ranked 22nd in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 24.2 points per game. They are giving up 4.8 yards per tote and 127.0 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have conceded 1,270 yards via the running game in 10 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Vikings have surrendered 2,519 yards which puts them in 19th in the National Football League. They have yielded 251.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.3%. For the year, they are allowing 378.9 yards per outing ranking them 28th in football. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns by air and 8 touchdowns running the ball.
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The 49ers come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 for this year. The last time they took the field, the 49ers got the victory with a final of 30-10 against the Jaguars. Jimmy Garoppolo (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 176 yards on 16/22 through the air while his quarterback rate was 126.3. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8 yards. Brandon Aiyuk was the top contributor in the passing game for the 49ers, bringing in 7 balls for 85 yards (12.1 yards per catch). Jeff Wilson ran the ball 19 times for 50 yds, ending the game with 2.6 yards per attempt for San Francisco. The 49ers finished with 333 yards while they ran 66 plays (5.0 yds per play). San Francisco ran for 4.1 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 171 yards on 42 attempts. San Francisco surrendered 16 rushing attempts for 54 yards (3.4 yds per carry). The 49ers secondary gave up a completion rate of 64.0%, surrendering 146 yds on 16 out of 25 through the air.
The San Francisco 49ers average 359.3 yards per game ranking them 13th out of all teams in the league. They average 123.2 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,232 yards in total. The San Francisco offense has totaled 640 yards of penalties on 58 violations, which is 25th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 6 interceptions while losing 8 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 114 1st downs. During this campaign so far, the 49ers have compiled 2,361 passing yards as well as holding an average of 236.1 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 15th out of all NFL teams. Concerning putting points on the board, the 49ers rank 16th in the league averaging 24.6 points per game.
The 49ers are surrendering 22.2 points per contest, ranking them 11th in football. San Francisco has conceded a total of 1,159 yards rushing (115.9 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 13 touchdowns via the pass and 202.4 yards per game, which puts them in 3rd in football. The 49ers defense has been on the field for 605 plays, which is 4th in the NFL. This season, they have surrendered 222 total points. Their defense has totaled 9 turnovers (5 fumbles and 4 interceptions) on the year.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Vikings +3
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