Vikings vs. Jaguars: Week 12 NFL Betting Preview – December 6, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 1, 2020

The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10) are  underdogs in a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) on Sunday, December 6, at U.S. Bank Stadium. The contest’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 1, 2020, 1:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Betting the total (over/under)

  • The points total average for Vikings games this season is 54.3, 2.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Games involving the Jaguars this year have averaged 50.2 points per game, a 1.8-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score more than 52 in eight games (72.7% of matchups).
  • Jacksonville’s contests have gone over 52 points on five occasions (45.5% of games).
  • The two teams average a combined 47.1 points per contest, 4.9 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Vikings are the 13th-highest scoring team in the NFL this year. The Jaguars have scored the 28th-most points.
  • These two teams combine to allow 57.2 points per game, which is 5.2 greater than the total for this matchup.
  • Minnesota is the league’s 27th-ranked scoring defense while Jacksonville is the 30th-ranked.
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Vikings Betting Insights

  • Minnesota is 6-5 against the spread.
  • Minnesota’s games have hit the over in eight out of 11 opportunities this season (72.7%).

Jaguars Betting Insights

  • Jacksonville has a losing 5-6 record against the spread.
  • Six Jacksonville’s 11 games this year have gone over the point total (54.5% of its opportunities).

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When the Vikings Have the Ball

  • The Vikings have averaged three fewer points per game this season (26.5) than the Jaguars have allowed (29.5).
  • When they meet or go over their scoring average this season, Minnesota is 4-3 and 4-3 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville is 1-4 overall and 4-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 29.5 points.
  • The Vikings average 387.1 total yards per game this season, 28.5 yards fewer than the 415.6 allowed by the Jaguars.
  • The Vikings average 6.4 yards per play while the Jaguars allow 6.3 per play.
  • When the Minnesota offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 2-3 overall and 4-1 against the spread this season.
  • When the Jacksonville defense allows less than their season average for total yards, they are 3-3 against the spread and 0-6 overall.
  • The Vikings have averaged 145.7 yards per game on the ground this season, just 9.5 yards more than the Jaguars have allowed to opposing rushing attacks (136.2).
  • In games where the Minnesota rushing attack puts together at least their season average this season, the Vikings are 3-2 overall and 5-0 against the spread.
  • When Jacksonville holds opposing teams to 136.2 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 4-3 against the spread and 1-6 overall.
  • The Vikings have turned the ball over 1.7 times per game this season, while the Jaguars have averaged one takeaway per contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.7 times or fewer this season, Minnesota is 3-1 overall and 3-1 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville’s record this season when they force more than one turnover: 4-4 ATS, 1-7 overall

When the Jaguars Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars put up 7.1 fewer points per game (20.6) than the Vikings surrender (27.7).
  • When Jacksonville scores at least 20.6 points, it is 4-2 against the spread and 1-5 overall.
  • This season, Minnesota has a 4-3 record against the spread and a 4-3 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 26.5 or fewer points.
  • The Jaguars average 49.8 fewer yards per game (332.2), than the Vikings give up per matchup (382). On average, the Jaguars gain 5.3 yards per play, while the Vikings allow 5.8 per play.
  • In games Minnesota holds its opponents to 382 or fewer yards, it has a 2-3 record ATS and a 2-3 record overall.
  • This season, the Jaguars rack up 101.2 rushing yards per game, 19.5 fewer per game than the Vikings allow per contest (120.7).
  • When Jacksonville rushes for at least 101.2 yards, it had a 4-1 ATS record and a 0-5 overall record.
  • Minnesota is 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall when holding opponents to 120.7 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Jaguars turn the ball over 1.5 times per game, 0.3 more turnovers per game than the 1.2 the Vikings force on average.
  • Jacksonville has a 4-2 record against the spread and a 1-5 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.5 times or less.
  • This season, Minnesota has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall when it forces at least 1.2 turnovers.

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Vikings Players to Watch

  • Kirk Cousins has thrown for 2,768 yards while completing 68.1% of his passes (218-of-320), with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 11 games this year (251.6 yards per game).
  • Dalvin Cook has rushed for a team-leading 1,130 yards on 219 attempts (113.0 yards per game) while scoring 13 touchdowns. He also averages 25.5 receiving yards per game, grabbing 29 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown.
  • This season, Alexander Mattison has rushed for 338 yards on 74 carries (30.7 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Rookie Justin Jefferson has hauled in 52 passes to lead the team with 918 yards with six touchdowns. He has been targeted 72 times and averages 83.5 yards per game.
  • Kyle Rudolph’s statline this year shows 28 grabs for 334 yards and one touchdown. He averages 30.4 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 35 times.
  • D.J. Wonnum has collected three sacks, four TFL, and 13 tackles over 10 games.
  • Eric Kendricks has a team-high 106 tackles, four TFL, and three interceptions in 11 games.

Jaguars Players to Watch

  • Jake Luton has thrown for 624 yards while completing 54.5% of his passes (60-of-110), with two touchdowns and six interceptions in three games this year (208 yards per game).
  • Rookie James Robinson has ran for 890 yards on 194 carries (80.9 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns. He also averages 25.5 receiving yards per game, grabbing 36 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. has 33 catches for 354 yards (39.3 per game) and one touchdown in his rookie season.
  • Keelan Cole has been targeted 59 times and has 39 catches to lead the team with 497 yards (45.2 ypg) with four touchdowns this season.
  • Dawuane Smoot has 2.5 sacks, three TFL, and 13 tackles over 11 games.
  • So far this year, Joe Schobert has racked up 92 tackles, three TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Myles Jack has one interception, 74 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and three passes defended in nine games this season.

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