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Vikings Vs Jaguars Spread & ATS Pick

The Minnesota Vikings have a favorable matchup as they face the two-win Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday. The Week 14 NFL Vikings Vs Jags betting spread favors the Minnesota by 3.5-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 11th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Minnesota Vikings Vs Jacksonville Jaguars Spread & ATS Pick

What: Minnesota Vikings (6-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10)
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: EverBank Field
Spread: Vikings -3.5
Moneyline: Minnesota -185 vs Jacksonville +160
Game Total: 39.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Minnesota vs Jacksonville

Why Bet The Minnesota Vikings To Beat The Jaguars

The Minnesota Vikings are 6-6 SU and 7-5 ATS after losing 17-15 to the Dallas Cowboys last week. They average 19.4 points per game (26th) and allow 17.4 points per game (4th).

The Vikings average 224.4 passing yards per game (25th). QB Sam Bradford (2662 yards, 13 TDs & 3 INTs) was forced out of the game against Dallas due to an undisclosed injury. He’s expected to play on Sunday. WR Stefon Diggs (75 rec, 806 yards, 2 TDs) hasn’t caught a touchdown on his last four outings. Minnesota averages 72.4 rushing yards per game (32nd). RB Jerick McKinnon (115 car, 357 yards, 1 TD) averages just 3.1 yards per carry. RB Matt Asiata (96 car, 317 yards, 5 TDs) has been used in goal-line situations.

Minnesota has the third-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 200.0 passing yards per game (4th) and 103.5 rushing yards per game (17th). The Vikings have 31 sacks this season (4th). Harrison Smith has 84 tackles, and Danielle Hunter has 9.5 sacks.

Why Bet The Jacksonville Jaguars To Beat The Vikings

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been disappointing this season sitting at 2-10 SU and 6-6 ATS. They average 18.7 points per game (27th) and give up 26.1 points per game (26th).

"I share the frustration with our fans and this team," Jags head coach Gus Bradley said Monday. "It’s difficult. It’s difficult. I believe so strongly in these guys in this locker room and this staff and what’s taking place here. But like I said, it’s not OK, and I’m not going to make excuses for what took place.

The Jags average 233.0 passing yards per game (22nd). QB Blake Bortles (2930 yards, 20 TDs & 15 INTs) has thrown six interceptions in the last five games and could be in for a long day against the Vikings. WR Allen Robinson (56 rec, 622 yards, 6 TDs) broke out last season but has put up pedestrian numbers this season. WR Marqise Lee (49 rec, 615 yards, 2 TDs) has emerged as the second-best target in the passing game. Jacksonville averages 101.1 rushing yards per game (22nd). RB T.J. Yeldon (103 car, 373 yards, 1 TD) leads a lousy running offense.

The Jaguars have the 4th best total defense in the league. They allow 196.0 passing yards (2nd) and 115.6 rushing yards. Jacksonville has recorded 26 sacks this season (14th). Paul Posluszny leads the team with 97 tackles, and Yannick Ngakoue has 6.0 sacks.

Betting Trends For This Matchup:

  • Minnesota is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Jacksonville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Jacksonville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Vikings Vs Jaguars ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

The public is backing Minnesota all the way and I don’t blame them. The wiseguys snapped up the Vikings at -3, but are split at -3.5.

My final score prediction is Minnesota 20, Jacksonville 13.

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