Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers, NFL Playoffs Divisional Round. The Vikings took a heavy blow in New Orleans. The team won against the big favorites the Saints. That victory was difficult, the Vikings won in overtime. But here they are, looking for another victory to keep moving forward. The 49ers also had a great season, surpassed the Seahawks and had time to rest before this phase.
Minnesota Vikings: We can take down favorites.
The Vikings won against the Saints 26-20 on the road. The team was underdog with +7.0 in the spread. But the team went out of their way to contain the Saints attack in New Orleans. The first quarter was a 3-3 draw, but the Vikings won the second 10-7 and the third 7-0. The Saints tied and took the game to overtime. The Vikings won with just 6 more points.
On the road the team is scoring an average of 26.4 points per game, 29.8 rushes with 135 rush yards, 21 completed passes for 239.2 pass yards. The defense allows up to 21.6 points per game, 25 rushes with 103.9 rush yards, 25.1 completed passes for 249.6 pass yards. Dalvin Cook is the running back star with 1135 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Kirk Cousins 69.14% for 307 completed passes, 3602 yards, 26 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, 107.4 overall rating. 31 personal rushes for a single touchdown. Against the Saints, Cousins launched 242 pass yards, 61.29% for 19/31 completed passes with a single touchdown. That game was nothing remarkable for him, but it was enough to win.
San Francisco 49ers: Favorites for everything.
The 49ers have a huge advantage for this game. The team at home has a positive record with 6-2-0. The last home victory was against Rams 34-31. The most important defeat was against the division rival Seahawks 24-27 at home. The last game against the Vikings was last season in Minnesota, the 49ers lost 24-16. But those were not the 49ers with the new strategy of 2019-2020.
At home the 49ers are scoring an average of 32.4 points per game, 29.5 rushes with 143.4 rush yards, 21.4 completed passes for 231.6 pass yards. The defense allows up to 19.6 points with 23.8 rushes and 108.9 rush yards, 20.6 completed passes for 157.9 pass yards. The strong man of the 49ers is the WR George Kittle with 1053 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Jimmy Garoppolo 69.12% for 329 completed passes, 3978 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, 102 overall rating. 46 personal rushes for a single touchdown this season. In the last home game Jimmy threw 2 interceptions and a single touchdown, but that was enough to beat the Rams 34-31.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers 01/11/2020 is: take the OVER 45.5 (TOTALS).
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