In the second round of NFL playoffs we have the Vikings Vs 49ers this coming Saturday.
The Minnesota Vikings will be going for another surprise win . This when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Saturday afternoon. The game will be played at Levi’s Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 4:35 PM. ET.
Minnesota Vikings Analysis:
The Vikings were able to get past the heavily favored New Orleans Saints. This in the Wildcard round of the playoffs. The win was thanks to an impressive defensive performance and a clutch throw from Kirk Cousins on overtime. With the Vikings Vs 49ers also having a good offense, the Vikings will need another great performance from their defense and another turnover free day from Cousins.
The Vikings also did a good job running the ball. Finishing with 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Dalvin Cook, who had a breakout season for the Vikings, finished with 94 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. They will need another solid effort from him to get past the 49ers in these NFL playoffs. Can it be done?
San Francisco 49ers Analysis:
As the top seed in the conference, the 49ers had an extra week off to get some rest. Also, to prepare for their next opponents. During the regular season, they averaged 144.1 rushing yards per game, which was second in the league, so expect to see them run the ball a lot in this game.
Vikings Vs 49ers Betting Odds
The 49ers also threw the ball well when they needed to. Thanks to the play of Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy G who managed to bounce back from a significant injury that sidelined him for most of last season. However, he had a tendency to throw untimely interceptions. Also, will need to do a better job protecting the ball if he and his teammates don’t want to suffer an early exit like the Saints did. How will this impact Vikings Vs 49ers betting odds for the 2020 NFL playoffs?
San Francisco’s defense held opponents to 19.4 points per game this season and will also be counted on to help the team pick up the win.
Pick and Prediction
The 49ers are favored to win this game by 6.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 45.5.
The Vikings were able to surprise the Saints in the Wildcard game, but the 49ers will be ready for them this week. Expect the 49ers to win comfortably and cover the spread against the Vikings and take the over in this game.