The Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers will kick off the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday afternoon. San Francisco is the top overall seed in the NFC, and it will be taking on the sixth-seeded Vikings in this game.
Minnesota should have plenty of momentum, while the San Francisco 49ers should be well-rested.
Minnesota finished the regular season with a record of 10-6 to earn a playoff spot. The Vikings upset the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round to get a chance to play the 49ers.
San Francisco won the NFC West with a 13-3 record during the regular season, and it was one of the biggest surprises in the NFL.
BetAnySports has the 49ers as seven-point favorites over the Vikings.
Vikings at 49ers Overview
The 49ers average over 144 rushing yards per game, and they will run the ball often. San Francisco doesn’t really have a dominant running back, but it has plenty of players that can carry the load.
The 49ers also have a dominant defense this season, and they can get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Defensive end Arik Armstead leads the team with 10 sacks, and he should have a great performance in this game.
San Francisco will need a great performance from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to win this game, but he definitely doesn’t have to do this on his own.
Minnesota can run the ball as well, but all of its production comes from running back Dalvin Cook. Cook was one of the best running backs in the NFL this season, but he will be facing a top defense.
The Vikings will have to throw the ball to win this game, and that is going to put some pressure on Kirk Cousins. Cousins proved he could be clutch in the Wild Card Round, but he will have to be solid again.
Minnesota’s rush defense will be tested in this game, but it should be up to the challenge.
Vikings at 49ers Free Game Prediction
This feels like one of the most interesting games of the weekend, and it should be extremely tight throughout.
Minnesota has a dominant defense, and Cousins has finally proven that he can win a big game.
San Francisco will run the ball all game against the Vikings, but it will need its defense to show up as well. The 49ers will find a way to advance, but it won’t be easy.
Head to BetAnySports and take the Minnesota Vikings +7.0 to cover in this game.