Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, November 7, 2021
Venue: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
Where to Watch: Fox
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Vikings +5, Ravens -5; Over/Under: 50 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Vikings +5.5, Ravens -5.5; Over/Under: 49.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Vikings +5.5, Ravens -5.5; Over/Under: 49.5 points
Minnesota Vikings: 3-4 (2nd place, NFC North)
Baltimore Ravens: 5-2 (1st place, AFC North)
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Minnesota Vikings vs Baltimore Ravens Preview and Analysis
Minnesota Vikings: lost at home on Oct. 31 against the Dallas Cowboys 20-16.
Baltimore Ravens: lost at home on Oct. 24 against the Cincinnati Bengals 41-17.
Minnesota Vikings Analysis
The Vikings are coming into this game with a 3-4 record overall and they are 1-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Vikings have won 2 of their last 3 games coming into this one but they are coming off of a loss in their last game which snapped a 2 game winning streak that they were on. They lost their last game 20-16 against the Cowboys in a game that took the lead in quickly in the first quarter but could not do much on offense after that point and eventually allowed the Cowboys to creep back into the game and win it. Kirk Cousins played alright but did not have the best game as he completed 23/35 passes for 184 yards and 1 touchdown. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing with 78 yards on 18 carries. Adam Thielen led the receivers with 78 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions while Tyler Conklin had 57 yards on 5 receptions. Harrison Smith led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones while Cameron Dantzler was right behind him with 7 solo tackles. Eric Kendricks, Xavier Woods, and Everson Griffen all led the team in sacks with 1 each while Woods also had the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 163 points in their 7 games this season averaging 23.3 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 157 points against them allowing 22.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 394.7 YPG while their defense is allowing 367 YPG.
Baltimore Ravens Analysis
The Ravens are coming into this game with a 5-2 record overall and they are 3-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The Ravens had won 5 straight games since losing their season opener to the Las Vegas Raiders but that streak was snapped in their last game as they are coming into this one off of a loss to the Bengals. They lost that game 41-17 in a game that they kept close in the first half but let it get away from them in the second half losing badly in that game. Lamar Jackson played alright in that game but it was not his best performance as he completed 15/31 passes for 257 yards and 1 touchdown. He also led the team in rushing with 88 yards on 12 carries while Devonta Freeman scored the touchdown on the ground for them. Marquise Brown led the receivers with 80 yards and 1 touchdown on 5 receptions while Rashod Bateman also had 80 yards on 3 receptions. Anthony Averett led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles. Tyus Bowser and Calais Campbell both combined for the only sack in that game while Marlon Humphrey came up with the lone interception for them in that game. They have scored 187 points in their 7 games this season averaging 26.7 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 164 points against them allowing 23.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 417.6 YPG while their defense is allowing 382.3 YPG.
Vikings vs Ravens Prediction
The Ravens are matchup into this game as a 5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They are coming off of a bye week and have been sitting on that bad divisional loss to the Bengals for 2 weeks now. They will be angry from that loss and will be looking to take it out on the Vikings here. The Vikings have not performed well this season and have an inability to finish their games. They started their last game off strong with a TD right away but quickly faded, only scoring 1 field goal in each quarter after that. The Ravens have more talent on their side and will be looking to make up for their last loss. The best bet to place in this game is on the Ravens to cover the spread here at home.
Vikings Ravens Prediction: Our NFL Pick for Sunday, November 7, 2021 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Ravens 34 Vikings 24.
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NFL Betting Trends
Minnesota Vikings: 62-53 O/U as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 248-240 O/U in all games. 113-106 O/U as an underdog. 86-75 O/U as a road underdog. 131-113 O/U in road games.
Baltimore Ravens: 221-194 ATS in all games. 123-114 ATS as a favorite. 84-74 ATS as a home favorite. 106-96 ATS in home games. 86-68 ATS off a division game.
Minnesota Vikings: D. Hunter (DE) out for season - Pectoral injury. M. Pierce (DT) day-to-day - Elbow injury. P. Jones II (DE) day-to-day - Knee injury. J. Jefferson (WR) day-to-day - Leg injury. P. Peterson (CB) Out indefinitely - Hamstring injury.
Baltimore Ravens: M. Harrison (LB) Out indefinitely - Calf injury. J. James (T) Mid Dec - Achilles injury. D. Wolfe (DE) Ques Week 9 - Back injury. L. Murray (RB) Ques Week 9 - Ankle injury.
"Every game we just hang around, hang around, hang around, let the team hang around, instead of just putting our foot on the gas and going." - Adam Thielen on their loss to the Cowboys in their last game.
"Congratulations to the Bengals. They came into a division game on the road and played great. We were beaten soundly." - John Harbaugh after their loss to the Bengals in their last game.
WR Justin Jefferson
WR THIELEN, ADAM
TE Herndon, Christopher
QB COUSINS, KIRK
RB Cook, Dalvin
FB Ham, CJ
WR Watkins, Sammy
WR Brown, Marquise
TE Andrews, Mark
QB Jackson, Lamar
RB MURRAY, LATAVIUS
FB Ricard, Patrick
Passing: K. Cousins (1953)
Rushing: D. Cook (444)
Receiving: J. Jefferson (563)
Touchdowns: A. Thielen (6)
Passing: L. Jackson (1943)
Rushing: L. Jackson (480)
Receiving: M. Brown (566)
Touchdowns: M. Brown (6)
Minnesota Vikings: Mike Zimmer (8th season)
Baltimore Ravens: John Harbaugh (14th season)