NFL Week 14 Expert Picks: Minnesota At Jacksonville

Posted by Peter Brennan on Wednesday,December 7, 2016 5:23, EST in

The Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars will both be looking to pick up a much-needed victory when they square off on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET, live from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The NFL Week 14 betting line favors the Vikings by 3.5 points and this game will air live on FOX.

In Depth Analysis On The NFL Week 14 Expert Picks: Vikings At Jaguars

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: EverBank Field
TV: FOX
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
Spread: Minnesota -3.5 / Total: 40

 

 

Why Bet The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings (6-6 SU, 7-5 ATS) have lost two straight and four of their last five games, but put up a helluva’ fight in their heartbreaking 17-15 loss to Dallas on Thursday night while covering the NFL betting line as a 3-point underdog.

Minnesota has had big trouble scoring the ball ever since offensive coordinator Norv Turner abruptly quit after Week 5, but the Vikings do have an elite defense that ranks fourth in points allowed (17.4 ppg). The Minnesota Vikings have lost four straight road games, but veteran quarterback Sam Bradford is completing an incendiary 71.2 percent of his passes for 2,662 yards with 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs and tight end Adam Thielen have combined for 1,463 receiving yards and five touchdowns while tight end Kyle Rudolph has caught a team-high 54 passes.

Why Bet The Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10 SU, 6-6 ATS) have lost seven straight games and looked as incompetent as ever in their humbling 20-10 loss to Denver this past weekend while failing to cover the spread as a 3.5-point underdog. The Jaguars have lost six of their last seven home games with underachieving quarterback Blake Bortles completing just 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,930 yards with 20 touchdowns and a whopping 15 interceptions this season.

Wide receivers Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee have combined for 1,237 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while running back T.J. Yeldon has rushed for a team-high 373 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 26.1 points per game.

 

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Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Vikings have an aggressive defense that I fully expect to harass pitiful Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles into at least one costly turnover and likely two.

Minnesota is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games while Jacksonville has gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven games and 1-4 SU in their last five against the Vikes. Still, it doesn’t take a bunch of ATS statistics to realize that the lowly Jags are inn trouble in this contest.

Simply put, I have no doubt whatsoever that Minnesota will get the easy win and ATS cover!

My final score prediction is Minnesota 24 Jacksonville 10