Vikings vs. Panthers: NFL Betting Preview – November 29, 2020

Posted By Staff on November 24, 2020

The Minnesota Vikings (4-6) are  favorites heading into their matchup on Sunday, November 29, against the Carolina Panthers (4-7). The over/under is set at  for the game.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of November 24, 2020, 1:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • Games involving the Panthers this year have averaged 47.7 points per game, a 0.8-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score more than 48.5 in eight games (80% of matchups).
  • In five (45.5%) games this season, the Panthers have combined with their opponents to go over 48.5 points.
  • These two teams score a combined average of 49.4 points per game, higher than the total for this matchup by 0.9 points.
  • The Vikings are the 13th-highest scoring team in the league this year. The Panthers have scored the 21st-most points.
  • These two teams allow a combined 52.5 points per game, four higher than the total for this matchup.
  • Carolina has allowed the 15th-fewest points in NFL play this season, while Minnesota has given up the 27th-fewest.
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Vikings Betting Insights

  • Most of Minnesota’s games this year — seven out of 10 — have hit the over (70%).
  • Minnesota is 6-4 against the spread.
  • The Vikings are just 0-1 ATS when playing as at least four-point favorites.

Panthers Betting Insights

  • Carolina’s games have gone over the point total in five out of 11 opportunities this season (45.5%).
  • Carolina has a 6-5 record against the spread.

When the Vikings Have the Ball

  • The Panthers defense has allowed 24.7 points per game this season, 1.7 points less than the 26.4 the Vikings have scored.
  • In games where Minnesota scores at least 26.4 points this season, they are 3-3 overall and 4-2 against the spread.
  • When the Carolina defense allows 24.7 points or fewer this year, the Panthers have pieced together a 4-1 overall record and a 4-1 record against the spread.
  • The Vikings hold a 25.2-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Panthers defense this season (387.1 to 361.9).
  • The Vikings average 6.5 yards per play while the Panthers give up 5.7 per play.
  • In contests where the Minnesota offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 4-1 against the spread and 2-3 overall.
  • When the Carolina defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season they are 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
  • The Panthers have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 116.3 yards per game in 2020 compared to the 150.7 yards the Vikings offense has averaged on the ground per contest.
  • When Minnesota rushers gain at least a combined 150.7 yards this season, they are 3-2 overall and 5-0 against the spread.
  • When Carolina holds opposing teams to 116.3 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • The Vikings have turned the ball over 1.6 times per game this season, while the Panthers have averaged 1.3 takeaways per contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.6 times or fewer this season, Minnesota is 3-1 overall and 3-1 against the spread.
  • Carolina is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall this season when they force at least 1.3 turnovers in a game.

When the Panthers Have the Ball

  • The Panthers put up 23 points per game, 4.8 fewer than the Vikings give up per contest (27.8).
  • When Carolina puts up at least 23 points, it is 4-2 against the spread and 2-4 overall.
  • Minnesota has a 4-2 record against the spread and a 3-3 record overall in games when it allows opponents to score 26.4 points or less.
  • The Panthers rack up 29.7 fewer yards per game (353.1), than the Vikings allow per outing (382.8). On average, the Panthers gain 5.8 yards per play, while the Vikings give up 5.8 per play.
  • In games Minnesota holds its opponents to 382.8 or fewer yards, it has a 2-2 record ATS and a 1-3 record overall.
  • The Panthers rush for 106.3 yards per game, 15.8 fewer per game than the 122.1 the Vikings allow per outing.
  • When Carolina rushes for at least 106.3 yards, it recorded a 3-3 ATS record and a 3-3 overall record.
  • Minnesota is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall when holding opponents to 122.1 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Panthers turn the ball over 1.1 times per game, only 0.1 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.2 the Vikings force on average.
  • Carolina is 5-3 against the spread and 3-5 overall when it turns the ball over 1.1 or fewer times.
  • When it forces 1.2 or more turnovers, Minnesota has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall.

Vikings Players to Watch

  • Kirk Cousins leads the team with 2,461 passing yards (246.1 yards per game) and has a 66.9% completion percentage this year (184-of-275) while throwing 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 games.
  • Dalvin Cook has ran for a league-leading 1,069 yards on 201 carries (118.8 yards per game) while scoring 13 touchdowns in nine games. He also averages 26.0 receiving yards per game, grabbing 25 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown.
  • This season, Alexander Mattison has run for 332 yards on 72 carries (33.2 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • In his rookie season, Justin Jefferson has 45 catches (on 59 targets) for 848 yards (84.8 per game) and four touchdowns.
  • Kyle Rudolph has added 21 grabs for 266 yards and one touchdown in 10 games. He averages 26.6 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 27 times.
  • D.J. Wonnum has three sacks, four TFL ,and 12 tackles over nine games.
  • Eric Kendricks has racked up 94 tackles, two TFL, and two interceptions so far this year.
  • Harrison Smith has intercepted three passes to lead the team while adding 51 tackles, one TFL, and six passes defended.

Panthers Players to Watch

  • Mike Davis has churned out 449 rushing yards (40.8 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns. He has added 49 catches for 305 yards (27.7 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Curtis Samuel has added 112 rushing yards on 26 carries (11.2 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground. He also has 49 catches for 445 yards (44.5 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • D.J. Moore has been targeted 80 times and has 46 catches for 863 yards (78.5 ypg) and four touchdowns.
  • Robby Anderson’s statline this year shows 71 catches for 819 yards and one touchdown. He puts up 74.5 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 97 times.
  • Brian Burns has registered a team-leading five sacks, while adding five TFL and 42 tackles over 11 games.
  • This year, Shaq Thompson has collected 86 tackles and four TFL ,and leads the team in tackles.
  • This season, Juston Burris has one interception, 34 tackles, three TFL, and four passes defended.

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