Account of their finishing one win away from the Super Bowl two years ago have expectations been high for Minnesota. The arrival of quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2018 only added fuel to the fire. Last week at New Orleans it was Cousins that came up clutch in a 26-20 NFL betting overtime playoff win. San Francisco has a hot quarterback on its own with Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers are one of the most balanced and complete teams in the NFL this year. Most important of all Minnesota and San Francisco were both in the black for the 2019 season.
Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers
|Date and Time:||Saturday, January 11, 2020, 4:35 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California|
|Vikings vs. 49ers TV Coverage:||NBC|
Minnesota Vikings Vs. San Francisco 49ers Overview
San Francisco has a regular-season sportsbook record of 13-3 straight up, 9-6-1 vs. the line with 8-7 over the total. Overall NFL metrics have the 49ers ranked second for scoring offense and second for total defense. San Francisco ranked second in the NFL for rushing yardage. Specifically, that is a major component of their success with complementary football.
By contrast, the Vikings regular-season record is 10-6 straight up, 9-7 vs. the odds with 9-7 over the total. Minnesota ranks eight for scoring offense and sixth for points allowed. Kirk Cousins and the defense complemented each other for a profound improvement in 2019.
Key Vikings: QB Kirk Cousins (69.1% COMP, 3603 YDS, 8.1 AVG, 26 TD, 6 INT, 28 SACK, 107.4 RTG), RB Dalvin Cook (250 ATT, 1135 YDS, 4.5 AVG, 13 TD), WR Stefon Diggs (63 REC, 1130 YDS, 17.9 AVG, 6 TD), DE Danielle Hunter (70 TACKLES, 14.5 SACKS), PK Dan Bailey (27-29 FG, 40-44 SP)
Key 49ers: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (69.1% COMP, 3978 YDS, 8.4 AVG, 27 TD, 13 INT, 36 SACK, 102.0 RTG), RB Raheem Mostert (137 ATT, 772 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 8 TD), TE George Kittle (85 REC, 1053 YDS, 12.4 AVG, 5 TD), DE DeForest Buckner (62 TACKLES, 7.5 SACKS, 3 INT, 1 TD), PK Robbie Gould (23-31 FG, 41-42 XP)
Minnesota and San Francisco against the Spread
The Vikings are:
- 5-2 against the spread in their last seven away games
- 5-1 over the total on the road
- 3-7 on the board in their last 10 games as a dog
- 3-5 under the total when getting points
- 2-7 on the board at San Francisco
- 5-3 over the total in away games vs, the 49ers
The 49ers are:
- 3-5-1 against the spread in their last nine home games
- 5-1 over the total at Levi’s Stadium
- 5-14-1 in their last 20 games as a favorite
- 6-1-1 over the total when laying points
- 3-5 on the board in their last eight games vs. the Vikings
- 1-6 under the total head to head vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Betting Pick
As was previously noted the Vikings have had their share of struggles at San Francisco. Additionally, Minnesota has been an unreliable dog. The complete nature of the 49ers team is a definite NFL betting advantage.
Vikings vs. 49ers NFL Betting Pick: San Francisco 49ers
Vikings vs. 49ers NFL Betting Score Prediction: 49ers 27, Vikings 17