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Vikings take on Falcons in Week 12 contest

Minnesota VikingsAtlanta Falcons
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Turf of Georgia Dome

Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD6-4

The Minnesota Vikings try to salvage something of the 2011 season by visiting the Falcons in Week 12 NFL betting action and it's a place where they have won in the past.

The Vikes have won four of five trips to Georgia since 1991, but lost their last time in 2005. Atlanta meanwhile continues to be a solid UNDER bet at home (7-2 past 9 at Georgia Dome).

The Vikings have struggled as an underdog, going 2-14 SU their past 16 times in that situation.

View Minnesota vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Falcons and the No. 23-ranked Vikings, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 25-16 result in favor of the Falcons.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 14-ranked offense (23.5 PPG) against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 30 at 27.1 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 248.4 yards per game, less than the Vikings give up through the air (259.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 105.8 yards per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 27-21 loser at home against the Raiders. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Christian Ponder passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Raiders, who won 27-21 on Sunday.

The Falcons were a 23-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Titans. They earned a push of the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors. Matt Ryan throttled the Titans defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 316 yards and 1 scores as Atlanta handed Tennessee a 23-17 defeat.

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3

A few Vikings at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Denver, Sunday, December 4
Atlanta at Houston, Sunday, December 4

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