Dolphins at Vikings 12/16/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings
NFL: 1:00 PM EST
Dec. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : MIN -8 Total 44
The Miami Dolphins coming off an unexpected win on the final play of the game visit the Minnesota Vikings in a NFL Week 15 showdown. The Dolphins used a short pass followed by two laterals that led to Kenyan Drake running the final 52 yards to pay dirt on the game’s final play giving the Dolphins a 34-33 stunning win over the New England Patriots. The final played covered 69 yards.
Minnesota lost to Seattle 21-7 on Monday Night Football during Week 14. The Vikings offense could not find any traction the entire game. The Vikings had a pair of fourth quarter scoring chances while trailing by only one score but could not find the end zone. While its chances of winning the NFC North look bleak, the Vikings are still No. 6 in the NFC and would qualify for the postseason if the regular season ended today.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 1,578 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. The leading rusher for Miami is Frank Gore with 708 yards. The Dolphins leading receiver is Kenny Stills with 32 receptions for 504 yards and six touchdowns. Miami’s leading tackler is Kiko Alonso with 116, while Cameron Wake is the sacks leader with 4.5.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown for 3,698 yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The leading rusher is Latavius Murray with 470 yards and five touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Adam Thielen with 1,236 yards and nine touchdowns. On defense, Eric Kendricks leads the Vikings in tackles with 102, while Danielle Hunter is the sacks leader with 12.5.
Recent Betting Trends:
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Dolphins last 7 on the road
Minnesota is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 versus teams with winning records
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Vikings last 6 at home
Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Vikings -8
Although Minnesota is coming off a Monday night loss, the Vikings will be playing at home and must win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Minnesota has covered the spread in 11 of its last 13 at home versus teams with winning records on the road. Miami on the other hand, has failed to cover 9 of its last 11 on the road. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Vikings win and cover ATS 28-17.