NFL Week 12: Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers 11/29/20 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions

NFL Week 12: Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers 11/29/20 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers (4-7) at Minnesota Vikings (4-6)

NFL Football: Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)

The Line: Minnesota Vikings -4.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Minnesota Vikings host the Carolina Panthers as they meet Sunday in week 12 NFL must win game for both teams at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Carolina Panthers look for a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Carolina Panthers have split their last four road games. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 72.1 percent of his passes for 2,552 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Bridgewater has two touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. DJ Moore and Robby Anderson have combined for 1,681 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Curtis Samuel has 49 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 106.4 yards per contest, and Mike Davis leads the way with 449 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 24.7 points and 362.3 yards per game. Shaq Thompson leads the Carolina Panthers with 83 tackles, Brian Burns has six sacks and Donte Jackson has three interceptions.

The Minnesota Vikings need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Vikings have lost four of their last five home games. Kirk Cousins is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 2,461 yards, 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Cousins has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen have combined for 1,494 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph has 21 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 150.7 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 27.8 points and 382.8 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 94 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has five sacks and Eric Wilson has three interceptions.

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The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Vikings are 39-19-1 ATS in their last 59 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Vikings last 5 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

The Carolina Panthers are coming off probably their best performance of the season, as the defense pitched a shutout and PJ Walker looked highly impressive in hi first career NFL start. The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a brutal loss against the Dallas Cowboys, and they can't seem to get out of their own way at home where they've lost four of their last five games. It doesn't help the Vikings now that star wide receiver Adam Thielen is on the COVID-19 list. The Vikings are the better team from top to bottom, but it's hard to get behind them in their current form, especially after what we saw last week.

It's the Panthers and the points or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Panthers +4.5

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