New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings - 12/4/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Vikings (9-2) vs New York Jets (7-4)

Game Info: Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings -3 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings face off on Sunday in an NFL showdown at U.S. Bank Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2018 it was the Vikings that secured the 37-17 victory. 

The Jets come into this game with a 7-4 record overall, and they have gone 7-4 against the spread, After the offense was struggling the Jets made a quarterback change last week bringing in Mike White, and that led to strong results. The Jets put up 31 points against the Chicago Bears, and that led to the 21-point victory. Mike White completed 22 of his 28 passes for 315 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The Jets are averaging 20.9 points, while their defense is giving up 17.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 4th best in the NFL. Michael Carter is dealing with an ankle injury and is doubtful for this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Vikings, who sit with a 9-2 record, and they have gone 5-5-1 against the spread. In the last game against the New England Patriots, the Vikings scored 33 points, and that led to the seven point victory. Kirk Cousins had another big game, finishing with 299 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. No one has figured out how to slowdown Justin Jefferson, and he had nine carries for 139 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings are averaging 23.8 points, while their defense is giving up 23.9 points per game. Star tackle Christian Darrisaw is still dealing with a concussion and has been ruled out for this game. 

The Vikings are 0-4 in their last four games in Week 13. The over is 4-0 in the Viking's last four games as a home favorite. The Vikings are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.

This game is going to come down to Sauce Gardner and Justin Jefferson. Gardner is a talented cornerback, but Jefferson is too tough of a matchup for him. The Vikings' offense are going to have another big game on the backs of Jefferson and that is going to be the difference as the Vikings are going to get the job done. Back the Vikings against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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