Divisional Round: Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers

Blitzalytics Gambling Guide

Minnesota Vikings San Francisco 49ers

10-6 6th Seed 13-3 1st Seed NFC West Div. Champs

Offensive PPG (25.4) Offensive PPG (29.9)

Defensive PPG (18.9) Defensive PPG (19.4)

Offensive YPG - 353 (133 Rush, 220 Pass) Offensive YPG - 378 (141 Rush, 237 Pass)

Defensive YPG - 342 (108 Rush, 234 Pass) Defensive YPG - 282 (113 Rush, 169 Pass)


ATL 28-12 @GB 16-21 @TB 31-17 @CIN 41-17

OAK 34-14 @CHI 6-16 PIT 24-20 CLE 31-3

@NYG 28-10 PHI 38-20 @LAR 20-7 @WAS 9-0

@DET 42-30 WAS 19-9 CAR 51-13 @ARZ 28-25

@KC 23-26 @DAL 28-24 SEA 24-27 ARZ 36-26

DEN 27-23 @SEA 30-37 GB 37-8 @BAL 17-20

DET 20-7 @LAC 39-10 @NO 48-26 ATL 22-29

GB 10-23 CHI 19-21 LAR 34-31 @SEA 26-21

NO 26-20

Key Players

K. Cousins 69.1% 3603 yds. 26TD-6INT J. Garappolo 69.1% 3978 yds. 27TD-13INT

D. Cook 250 Carries 1135 Yards 13 TDs R. Mostert 137 Carries 772 Yards 8 TDs

S. Diggs 63 Catches 1130 Yards 6 TDs G. Kittle 85 Catches 1053 Yards 5 TDs

D. Hunter 70 Tack. 18 TFL 14.5 Sacks A. Armstead 54 Tack. 13.5 TFL 10 Sacks

An. Harris 6 INTs R. Sherman 3 INTs


Mackensie Alexander (Knee) - Out Dee Ford (Quadricep/Hamstring) - Questionable

Jayron Kearse (Toe/Knee) - Doubtful Kentavious Street (Knee) - Questionable

Adam Thielen (Ankle) - Questionable

Blitzalytics Analysis

Line San Francisco (-7) Over/Under 45 Against the Spread - Minnesota (10-7) San Francisco (9-7)

The Vikings are coming off a stunning upset of New Orleans in the Superdome. The balanced offense and attacking defense proved to be too much for the Saints. They are going to need all that and more against the Mike Shannahan led 49ers. Something else that the Vikings will need to account for is the defense which is in the top 10 in yards allowed and points allowed. Injuries will not be an issue in the game as the injury reports look clean.

The Degenerate Menace Says: Ok, so I did say in the Wild Card preview that Captain Kirk was not going to win against the Saints because he doesn’t win big games. My bad. I did say he was going to cover though. The Vikings are 7-2 against the spread in away games this year so that is going to be hard to look past. San Francisco does have the propensity to lay a stinker or two (see Washington and Atlanta) and they will probably be a bit nervous in this game as it will be the biggest game they have played in the Bay Area in a long time. I will call for another Vikings cover, although I wouldn’t be surprised if they win outright.

Predicted Score: San Francisco 23 - Minnesota 21

Written by Jeremy Dennis