Vikings vs Jets Prediction: Week 13 Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – December 4, 2022

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The New York Jets (7-4) travel to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, December 4, 2022 to challenge the Minnesota Vikings (9-2).

Vikings vs. Jets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing the Vikings as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Vikings have -150 odds to pick up the win, while the Jets are listed at +130 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 44.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Vikings vs. Jets Live?

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

Betting Preview

Vikings

With 390.7 yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks second-worst in the NFL, the Vikings have been forced to lean on their 17th-ranked offense (340.3 yards per contest) to keep them in games. The Vikings are compiling 23.8 points per game on offense (12th in NFL), and they rank 21st defensively with 23.4 points allowed per game.

The Vikings have the seventh-ranked passing offense this season (240.9 passing yards per game), and they’ve been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking worst with 276.1 passing yards allowed per game. The Vikings rank 26th in run offense (99.4 rushing yards per game) and 14th in run defense (114.6 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.

The Vikings rank 20th in third-down efficiency (39.5%) on offense and 21st in third-down conversion rate allowed (40.6%) on defense this year. Despite having a bottom-five defense in terms of yards per play that ranks second-worst in the NFL (6.1 yards per play allowed), the Vikings have played better offensively, ranking 18th in the NFL by averaging 5.3 yards per play. The Vikings own the third-best turnover margin in the NFL at +6, forcing 18 turnovers (sixth in NFL) while turning it over 12 times (eighth in NFL).

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Jets

The Jets have been keeping opposing offenses in check on defense, giving up only 308.8 total yards per contest (fourth-best). Offensively, they rank 21st by racking up 325.6 total yards per game. The Jets have been keeping opposing offenses in check on defense, allowing just 17.8 points per contest (fifth-best). On offense, they rank 18th by accumulating 20.9 points per game.

The Jets rank 22nd in the NFL with 211 passing yards per game on offense, and they rank eighth with 197.5 passing yards ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball. In terms of rushing, the Jets rank 20th in the NFL on offense (114.6 rushing yards per game) and 12th defensively (111.3 rushing yards allowed per game).

The Jets’ third-down offense has been a bottom-five unit this season, compiling a 34.4% third-down percentage, which ranks fourth-worst in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 16th with a 39.6% third-down rate allowed. The Jets rank 18th in the NFL with 5.3 yards per play, but they’ve been lifted up by their defense, which ranks second-best by giving up only 4.8 yards per play. With 15 forced turnovers (10th in NFL) and 13 turnovers committed (13th in NFL) this season, the Jets rank eighth in the NFL with a turnover margin of +2.

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Vikings vs. Jets Injury Report

Vikings

Player Pos. Injury Status
Ben Ellefson TE Groin Out
Christian Darrisaw OT Concussion Out

Jets

Player Pos. Injury Status
Michael Carter RB Ankle Doubtful
Duane Brown OT Shoulder Questionable
Cedric Ogbuehi OT Groin Out

Vikings vs. Jets Betting Analysis

Vikings Betting Insights

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The Vikings have gone 5-6-0 against the spread this season. In games they have played as 3-point favorites or more, the Vikings have an ATS record of 2-4.

Vikings games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under six times this season. The Vikings won five of the eight games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (62.5%).

The Vikings had a 4-3 record last year (winning 57.1% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -150 or shorter.

Jets Betting Insights

The Jets have compiled a 7-4-0 record against the spread this season. In games they were an underdog in by 3 points or more so far this year, the Jets went 5-4 against the spread.

Games involving Jets have hit the over four times this season. This season, the Jets have won five out of the nine games in which they’ve been the underdog.

The Jets have a record of 5-4, a 55.6% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +130 or more by sportsbooks this season.

Vikings vs. Jets Against The Spread & Betting Records

Vikings

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 46 46.8 45.2
Implied Total AVG 25 25.3 24.6
ATS Record 5-6-0 3-3-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-5-0 4-2-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 8-0 5-0 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 0-1 1-1

Jets

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 41.5 43 39.8
Implied Total AVG 23.5 24.7 22.2
ATS Record 7-4-0 3-3-0 4-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-7-0 2-4-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 5-4 2-3 3-1

Players to Watch

Vikings

  • Kirk Cousins has passed for 2,760 yards (seventh in the NFL), 17 touchdowns (ninth in the NFL) and nine interceptions this year. He averages 250.9 yards per game and 6.7 per attempt, while completing 65% of his passes.
  • In addition to his passing stats, Cousins has 49 rushing yards (third on the Vikings), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Justin Jefferson‘s 1,232 receiving yards this season (second in the NFL) have come from 116 targets and 81 receptions (third in the NFL). He’s averaging 112 receiving yards and 7.4 catches per game, with five receiving touchdowns.
  • Dalvin Cook has 841 rushing yards (sixth in the NFL) with six touchdowns (76.5 yards per game across 11 games).
  • Cook also has 26 receptions, 160 yards and one TD through the air.
  • T.J. Hockenson averages 4.7 receptions and 53.4 yards per game, and has 587 total receiving yards and 52 catches. He’s gotten 77 total targets, and has caught four touchdown passes.
  • On defense, Jordan Hicks has three sacks (fourth on the Vikings) to go with 92 tackles and one interception in 2022.
  • Eric Kendricks has four TFL and 86 tackles.
  • Danielle Hunter has put up 45 tackles, 11 TFL, and eight sacks so far this year.
  • This season, Za’Darius Smith has 32 tackles, 13 TFL, and 8.5 sacks.

Jets

  • This year, Garrett Wilson has 49 receptions for 628 yards with four receiving touchdowns. He has been targeted 79 times and averages 4.5 catches per game in 11 games played.
  • In seven games, Zach Wilson has 1,279 passing yards, while throwing four touchdowns against five interceptions and completing 55.6% of his passes.
  • Zach Wilson also has one rushing touchdown and 94 rushing yards (fourth on the Jets).
  • James Robinson is averaging 41.5 rushing yards per game this season (415 total yards), while scoring three rushing touchdowns.
  • Robinson’s stat sheet includes 11 receptions (1.1 per game) on 14 targets for 51 yards (5.1 per game) and two receiving touchdowns.
  • Michael Carter has scored three touchdowns on the ground, while running for 370 total yards (3.7 per attempt and 33.6 per game).
  • Carter also has 209 receiving yards (19 per game) on 28 catches (2.5 per game). He has been targeted 36 times while he is still looking for his first receiving touchdown.
  • C.J. Mosley has intercepted one pass to go with 108 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and five passes defended in 2022.
  • Quinnen Williams’ stat sheet includes 39 tackles, seven TFL, eight sacks, and two passes defended.
  • During the 2022 season, Quincy Williams has 60 tackles, six TFL, and two sacks through nine games.
  • Ahmad Gardner has intercepted two passes in addition to 48 tackles, three TFL, and 13 passes defended.

Vikings vs. Jets Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is the Vikings, and we expect that Jets will cover the spread (Vikings -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 44.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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