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NFL Free Pick & Prediction: Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers 1/11/2020

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The Minnesota Vikings visit Levi’s Stadium on Santa Clara, California on Saturday to play the San Francisco 49ers in one of two NFC divisional season finisher games. The Vikings arrived at this game by overcoming the New Orleans Saints 26-20 in extra time in their special case matchup. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins tossed a 43-yard go to Adam Thielen that put the ball on the two-yard line were Cousins hurled the triumphant touchdown to Kyle Rudolph on third and objective.

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Vikings vs 49ers Free Pick & Prediction:

During the ordinary season, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins tossed for 3,603 yards, 26 touchdowns and six capture attempts. Dalvin Cook drove all Minnesota rushers with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns. The main collector was Stefon Diggs with 1,130 yards and six touchdowns and Erik Kendricks drove Minnesota in handles with 110.

San Francisco completed the customary season with the best record in the NFC at 13-3 and a first-round bye in the postseason. San Francisco’s resistance was its vital aspect for winning this season. The 49ers have Nick Bosa, who will disturb both running and passing plays and guarded end Dee Ford is relied upon to come back from damage. The running match-up for San Francisco was No. 2 in the class with a normal of 144.1 yards for per game and a NFL driving 23 touchdowns.

During the standard season, San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tossed for 3,978 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 captures. Raheem Mostert drove the 49ers in hurrying 772 yards and eight touchdowns. George Kittle was the main recipient with 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. The main tackler for San Francisco was Fred Warner with 118.

Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers game breakdown:

The Vikings:

Kirk Cousins at long last did it. He won his first vocation season finisher game when the Vikings crushed the Saints out and about by a score of 26-20 in OT on Sunday. In the OT he hit Adam Thielen with a lovely 43-yard go down to the two and afterward hit Kyle Rudolph with a TD go to win it. The Saints never observed the ball in the additional session. It wouldn’t be a New Orleans’ season finisher game in the event that it wasn’t fashioned with contention as the Vikings may have pulled off hostile pass impedance on that last play. All things considered, it was the third year that the holy people were taken out of the end of the season games on the last play of the game. Two of those occasions were against the Vikings. The Minnesota protection played very well in the challenge and their offense was at full quality. It appeared with Dalvin Cook and Thielen both making huge plays all through the game.

The 49ers: 

The San Francisco 49ers had a harsh season a year ago as they lost QB Jimmy Garoppolo right off the bat and were always unable to recoup. This year, he has been solid all year and has driven the Niners to the main seed in the NFC. The Niners come in positioned fourth in all out offense and second in scoring setting up 29.9 ppg. They are only thirteenth in passing however Garoppolo has had a strong season, tossing for 3978 yards with 27 TDs and 13 INTs. He needs to eliminate the missteps, particularly against this barrier. The run game has been extremely solid, positioning second in the association and Tevin Coleman, Matt Brieda, and Raheem Mostert all have scrambled for at any rate 544 yards. This is an exceptionally profound RB corps. The 13 successes for the 49ers are the most since 2011 and their appearance in the end of the season games is the first for the establishment since 2013.

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Important Matchups in this game:

Vikings Rush vs. 49ers Defense

The Vikings have been one of the better hurrying groups in the alliance and they are presently solid with both Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison back. Cook missed a few games down the stretch yet returned to scramble for 94 yards and two TDs against the Saints in a week ago’s success. In spite of missing two games this year, Cook scrambled for 1135 yards and 13 TDs during the ordinary season. Alexander Mattison missed the last three rounds of the ordinary season and he played in 11 games in general, scrambling for 462 yards and a TD. At the point when sound, he is a generally excellent commendation to Cook.

Mike Boone rose late in the season as a reasonable third choice. He scrambled for 148 yards and a TD in Minnesota’s finale against the Bears. Boones has run for 273 yards and three TDs on the year. The Vikings had 136 yards on the ground a week ago and that was against the fourth positioned run guard of the Saints. The Vikings have scrambled for 310 yards in their last two games and they have arrived at the midpoint of 135 ypg out and about this year. Minnesota needs the ground game to have a decent appearing as it will slacken up the main pass resistance of the Niners.

The Niners have not fared well against the run for this present astonishingly in positioned seventeenth in that office, surrendering 1126.6 ypg on the ground up until now. They are additionally 23rd in adversary yards per endeavor normal at 4.5. Those are bad numbers, particularly since the Niners are going to confront a generally excellent Minnesota ground assault. The Niners have battled against the go generally, so on the off chance that they can not stop the run in this one they could be in a tough situation. San Fran has permitted quite recently 95.3 ypg hurrying over their last three games while permitting 108.9 ypg at home. Groups have run for 4.6 yards per endeavor against San Fransisco in their home games up until now.

Some Notable Trends of Vikings and 49ers:

  • Minnesota is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 road games.
  • Minnesota is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 vs. NFC
  • The underdog is 5-2 against the spread the last seven games in this series
  • San Francisco is 6-19-1 against the spread in their last 26 games as a favorite.
  • San Francisco is 6-19-1 against the spread in their last 26 games as a home favorite.
  • San Francisco is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last 6 games on grass

Final Score Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 27,  Minnesota Vikings 24

PICK: Minnesota Vikings +7.5 (-120)

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