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Vikings vs. Jets - 12/7/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Jets (2-10) at Minnesota Vikings (5-7)
Date & Time Sunday December 7, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -5.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5
TV Channel
CBS
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The Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets face off on Sunday in Week 14 NFL action.

The Minnesota Vikings have had a tough season on and off of the field but even so their 5-7 record is a sign of improvement and a team that we may want to keep an eye on next season. The Vikings offense is averaging 19.4 points and a 30th ranked 300.8 yards per game and they are led by QB eddy Bridgewater who has completed 61.1 percent with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Jerick McKinnon leads the Vikings in rushing with 538 yards and Greg Jennings is Minnesota’s leading receiver with 45 catches and four touchdowns. The Vikings defense allows 21.4 points and a 10th best 342.9 yards per game and they are plus one in turnover ratio. Robert Blanton has 84 tackles, Chad Greenway has 75 tackles, and Harrison Smith and Anthony Barr each have 70 tackles. The Vikings have a nice young group of talented playmakers and next season they should have Adrian Peterson back as well.

The New York Jets are having a miserable season and they are coming off of another bad loss blowing a 4th quarter lead against the Dolphins on Monday Night. The Jets offense has been pathetic averaging just 15.8 points and 311.5 yards per game and led by QB Geno Smith who has completed 57.4 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Chris Ivory as rushed for 641 yards and five touchdowns and Eric Decker has 49 catches. The Jets defense is allowing 26.6 points and 322 yards per game and they are minus 12 in turnover ratio. Demario Davis has 91 tackles, Davis Harris has 90 tackles, and Dawan Landry has 83 tackles. The Jets are in the market for a new Head Coach more than likely.

Minnesota is 4-0 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 5-1 against the spread in heir last six games, and 3-8 against the spread following a win. New York is 3-7 against the spread following a loss, 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games against a team with a losing home record. New York has covered the point spread in their last four games against Minnesota.

This seems like a big number but the Jets are that bad so I am with the public here fading the Jets. 

Pick:
Minnesota Vikings -5.5

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