Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 11/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 11
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (+1)
U.S. Bank Stadium is where the Minnesota Vikings (8-1) will take on the Dallas Cowboys (6-3) on Sunday. Minnesota opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 47.
The Dallas Cowboys come into this game with a record of 6-3 for this year. In their last contest, the Cowboys took on the Packers and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-28. Dak Prescott finished 27/46 with 265 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 78.6 and ended the contest with 2 picks. CeeDee Lamb averaged 13.6 yds per catch by totaling 150 yards on 11 catches. Tony Pollard led the offense in rushing for the Cowboys with 22 attempts for 115 yards (5.2 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they had 79 plays which totaled 421 yards. The Dallas Cowboys ran the rock 31 different times and accounted for 159 yards, which earned them an average of 5.1 yds per attempt. Against the rush, the Cowboys conceded 207 yds on 39 tries, which is an average of 5.3 yds per run allowed. Dallas allowed 14 pass completions on 20 tries for 208 yards, and a completion rate of 70.0%.
The Cowboys have tallied 2,998 total yards this season. Dallas has tallied 94 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 64 infractions for 501 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Dallas has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 different times (7 interceptions and 2 fumbles). As a team they're holding an average of 134.6 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 8th in the National Football League. Regarding scoring, the Dallas Cowboys are averaging 23.4 points per contest.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Cowboys have allowed 1,635 yards which puts them in 3rd in the NFL. They are giving up 181.7 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 65.5%. Overall, they have surrendered 324.8 yards/game ranking them 11th in the league. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 4.8 yards per run and 143.1 rushing yards per game for the year. For the season, they have allowed 1,288 rushing yards through 9 outings. The Cowboys are ranked 6th in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 18.2 points per contest.
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The Vikings head into this game 8-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Vikings walked away with a victory by a final of 33-30 when they played the Bills. Kirk Cousins (1 touchdown) finished the game with 357 yards on 30/50 through the air while his quarterback rating was 71.8. He threw 2 interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 7.1 yards. Dalvin Cook carried the rock 14 times for 119 yards, ending the contest with 8.5 yards per carry for Minnesota. Justin Jefferson was the best receiver for the Vikings, grabbing 10 throws for 193 yards (19.3 yards per catch). Minnesota ran the ball for 5.9 yards per carry, totaling 147 yds on 25 attempts. The Vikings finished the game with a total of 481 yds on 79 plays (6.1 yds per play). The Vikings secondary allowed a completion percentage of 67.4%, surrendering 311 yds on 29 for 43 through the air. Minnesota gave up 27 rush attempts for 175 yards (6.5 yds per rush).
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Vikings currently rank 8th out of all teams in the NFL with an average of 25.1 points per outing. For the season thus far, the Vikings have racked up 2,239 passing yards as well as an average of 248.8 passing yards per game, putting them at 7th in football. They are averaging 107.0 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 963 yards in total. The Minnesota Vikings average 355.8 yards/game which has them sitting 11th in the NFL. The Minnesota offense has 377 penalty yards on 47 violations, which is good for 27th in football in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 8 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 2 fumbles and they have been able to earn 121 first downs.
They have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 262.9 yards/outing, which has them sitting 29th in the league. Minnesota has conceded a total of 1,065 rushing yards (118.3 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns by ground this season. They have earned 18 takeaways (8 fumbles recovered and 10 interceptions) for the year. The Vikings defense has been on the field for 585 plays, which is good for 17th in football. Overall, they have conceded 191 points in total. The Vikings are giving up 21.2 points per game, which has them ranked 14th in football.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings +1
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