Can the Arizona Cardinals get above .500 for the first time this season when they host the struggling Minnesota Vikings this Sunday? The NFL Week 11 point spread favors the Vikings by 2.5-points to beat the Cards. Kick-off on FOX this Sunday, November 20th at 1:00 PM ET from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cards/Vikings: Cardinals have lost 8 straight games at Minnesota including playoffs. Last win? 1977.. as St. Louis Cardinals
— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 18, 2016
Arizona vs Minnesota Spread, ATS Pick & TV Info
The NFL week 11 spread opened with this game as a pick’em. With bets coming in on the Vikings the spread has shited to favor Minnesota by 2.5-points. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 40.5.
What: Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1) at Minnesota Vikings (5-4)
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium
Moneyline: Minn -135
Game Total: 41
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Arizona vs Minnesota
Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat The Vikings
The Cardinals are 4-4-1 SU and 3-6 ATS this season. They barely escapted San Francisco with a 23-20 win last week. Arizona averages 22.4 points per game (20th) and allows 17.8 points per game (3rd).
Arizona averages 272.9 passing yards per game (7th). QB Carson Palmer (2444 yards, 11 TDs & 8 INTs) stats have dipped from last season mostly due to an explosive run game. He completed 30 of 49 passes for 376 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions last week. WR Larry Fitzgerald (68 rec, 687 yards, 5 TDs) had a field day against the 49ers, catching12 balls for 130 yards. The Cardinals average 109.1 rushing yards per game (14th). RB David Johnson (175 car, 760 yards, 9 TDs) struggled last week, running for 55 yards and a touchdown against the worst rushing defense in the league.
The Cardinals have the 2nd best total defense in the NFL. They allow 71.2 passing yards per game (2nd) and 100.0 rushing yards per game. Arizona has 24 sacks (8th). Safety Tyrann Mathieu expects to be ready Sunday after suffering a shoulder injury.
“My shoulder feels fine,” the Honey Badger said. “It’s stable for the moment, so I’ll continue to put it at work during practice and see where I’m at the end of the week.”
Why Bet The Minnesota Vikings To Beat The Cardinals
After starting the season 5-0, the Vikings have hit a mountain of a speedbump with four straight losses leaving them 5-4 SU and ATS. Last week, they lost 26-20 to Washington. They average 19.4 points per game (26th) and give up 16.9 points per game (1st).
Minnesota averages 232.0 passing yards per game (23rd). QB Sam Bradford (2022 yards, 11 TDs & 2 INTs) hasn’t thrown more than two touchdowns in a game this season. WR Stefon Diggs (61 rec, 710 yards, 2 TDs) had a great game last week, despite the loss. He caught 13 passes for 164 yards.
The Vikings average 69.8 rushing yards per game (32nd). Neither RBs Jerick McKinnon (81 car, 241 yards, 1 TD), nor Matt Asiata (80 car, 240 yards, 3 TDs) have been able to replace RB Adrian Peterson who is still out after knee surgery.
Minnesota has the 3rd best total defense in the NFL. They give up 212.0 passing yards per game (6th) and 97.0 rushing yards per game (10th). The Vikings have 22 sacks (11th).
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Arizona is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
- Arizona is 14-6-1 SU in its last 21 games
- Arizona is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota
- Arizona is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota
- Minnesota is 19-6 ATS in its last 25 games
- Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
This game opened pick ’em. The public is betting on the Cardinals is due to declining public trust in the Vikings, who have lost four straight for their backers. With public money on Arizona, the sharps are backing Minnesota, betting it up to a 2.5-point home favorite.
My final score prediction is Arizona 18, Minnesota 20.