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NFL Week 13 Pick- Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons

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Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings Both Streaking

The Minnesota Vikings aim to keep things rolling in the right direction this Sunday. They have a key road game against the Atlanta Falcons. Game time from Mercedes-Benz Stadium is set for 1 p.m. on FOX.

BetAnySports has opened the Falcons as three-point home favorites with the total set at 47. The line now has the Falcons as 2-point favorites. The total has crept up to 48.5.

Vikings Going for 8th Straight Win and 7th Straight Cover

Minnesota moved to 9-2 straight-up on the year with last Thursday’s 30-23 victory against Detroit. They covered as a 2.5-point road favorite. It was its seventh win in a row and the six-straight cover for Minnesota. The win moved them to 8-3 against the spread.

The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing 45-point line. The total has gone OVER in four of the Vikings’ last five games. They stay on the road this week with a 3-2 record ATS in five previous road games this year.

Fifth-year quarterback Case Keenam has the Vikings currently eighth in the NFL in scoring with 24.6 points per game. Last week they moved to fifth in average yards gained (375.7). He ended the game against the Lions with 282 yards passing and two touchdown throws. Keenum has passed for 2,476 yards and 14 touchdowns this season against five interceptions while completing 66.1 percent of his 330 attempts.

Atlanta Falcons Going for 4th Straight Win

Atlanta has been able to turn things around with a three-game winning streak (SU and ATS) after posting a 1-4 SU record in its previous five games. It failed to cover in all five contests. The net result is a 7-4 SU mark that has the Falcons just one game off the pace in the highly competitive NFC South title race. They are 5-6 ATS on the year and the total has gone OVER in three of their last five games on BetAnySports’ closing line.

With an average of 31.7 points in its current three-game run, Atlanta’s offense has regained its early season form that made it one of the highest scoring teams in the NFL. Overall, this offense is 11th in the league with 24.1 PPG and it moves to sixth in total offense. Matt Ryan is back on track with five touchdown throws against just one pick in his last three games and Julio Jones is coming off a 12-reception performance against Tampa Bay on Sunday for 253 yards and two scores.

This Sunday’s conference showdown should be a highly entertaining game between a pair of playoff contenders in the NFC, but only one can come away with the SU win. While I will refrain from making a pick as to which team covers ATS at BetAnySports, I will go with the OVER on the current 48.5-point total line.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Minnesota9-28-324.6417.736.915-13-26-53-33-2
Atlanta7-45-624.0920.913.183-22-45-62-33-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MIN15.2516.38-1.13
ATL15.5115.390.12

Yards Per Pass

NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MIN11.069.691.37
ATL11.529.182.34
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MIN3.953.360.59
ATL4.444.430.01
Team Records

Minnesota Vikings

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall9-25-14-18-35-13-224.6417.736.91
vs Conf7-14-13-06-24-12-125.6317.138.50
vs Div3-10-03-12-20-02-223.0020.502.50
Last 33-01-02-03-01-02-030.6720.0010.67

Atlanta Falcons

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall7-43-24-25-63-22-424.0920.913.18
vs Conf6-13-03-15-23-02-228.4320.577.86
vs Div0-10-00-10-10-00-117.0020.00-3.00
Last 33-02-01-03-02-01-031.6719.3312.34

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense24.64820.9113
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense230.0015205.6012
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense115.2010103.0014
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense24.091117.735
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense255.2011220.4012
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense134.00893.206

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Minnesota5-54-5-14-623.30137.504.3432.4062.35210.50348.001.50
Atlanta5-55-4-14-621.90132.904.8532.7062.69220.60353.501.90

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 29, 2015MINATL20-1019117436511162133293
Sep 28, 2014ATLMIN28-4112328841122413175580
Nov 27, 2011MINATL14-24641622260892463351
Dec 21, 2008ATLMIN24-179812422201551953504
Sep 9, 2007ATLMIN3-249616926521391633021
Oct 2, 2005MINATL10-30631982613285833680
Oct 5, 2003MINATL39-2616623339911043364403
Dec 1, 2002ATLMIN30-2422715237931392303693
Sep 12, 1999MINATL17-141151842990812783593
Jan 17, 1999ATLMIN30-2711031742721022493512

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