Minnesota vs. Jacksonville Odds & Prediction

The fans at EverBank Field will be treated to a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars when they take their seats on Sunday.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 11, 2016
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

119 MINNESOTA -3 (-110) 39.5 (-110) -150

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Vikings -3. O/U: 39.5
PREDICTION: Vikings 20, Jaguars 16

Oddsmakers currently have the Vikings listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Jaguars, while the game’s total is sitting at 39.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS (6-6): It’s no surprise that Minnesota’s offense has buckled with the early-season injury to star running back Adrian Peterson, failing to score more than 16 points in five of its six defeats. Quarterback Sam Bradford is proving to be a solid game manager with 13 touchdown passes against only three interceptions, but he has failed to reach 250 yards passing in five of the past seven games. Even though starting safety Harrison Smith suffered a severe ankle injury against the Cowboys that could end his season, the Vikings will be relying on a defense that permits 17.4 points per game to stifle the Jaguars. Minnesota is among the league leaders in sacks (31) and interceptions (12).

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 17-15 result against the Cowboys on December 01. The Vikings covered in that game as a +3-point underdog, while the 32 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Minnesota Stats:
Team record: 6-6 SU,7-5 ATS
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

ABOUT THE JAGUARS (2-10): Jacksonville’s offense remains stuck in the mud and a big reason is the struggles of Blake Bortles, who leads the NFL in both interceptions (15) and turnovers (19). Bortles needs to find a way to connect with wideout Allen Robinson, who is averaging 51.8 yards per game following last season’s 1,400-yard campaign. An already struggling ground game is dealing with injuries to Chris Ivory (hamstring) and Denard Robinson (ankle), leaving a banged-up T.J. Yeldon to carry the load against the Vikings. The Jaguars rank second defensively against the pass with an average of 195.8 yards per game, but they have a league-low three interceptions and have forced only five fumbles.

Jacksonville Stats:
Team record: 2-10 SU,6-6 ATS
Current Streak: lost 7 straight 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

1. Bortles has had three interceptions returned for touchdowns in the last four games.
2. Vikings WR Stefon Diggs has an NFL-high 48 catches since Week 8.
3. Jacksonville is 0-5 this season at EverBank Field.

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