What are the similarities between the Steelers and the Vikings?
The Detroit game was the most Minnesota loss of the Mike Zimmer era, which says so, so much. Both the Steelers and Vikings are similar in many respects.
What are the odds for Vikings vs Steelers Week 14?
Let’s take a look at the Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Week 14 matchup, the NFL odds, and make a pick and prediction. Spread: Vikings -3 (Odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook)
What time does the Steelers vs Vikings kick off?
Kickoff from U.S. Bank Stadium is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Steelers vs. Vikings odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets. Both teams made statements last week about their playoff chances.
What are the Vikings’ betting trends in their last 10 games?
The Vikings are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite. Find more NFL betting trends for Steelers vs. Vikings. Our predictions are compiled from the analysis of the spread and total and are indications of where we are leaning for this game.
Who is predicted to win Steelers or Vikings?
Minnesota is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Steelers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 44.5.
Who is favored to win between the Steelers and the Browns?
The SteelersThe Steelers are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Browns vs. Steelers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 43.
Who is favored to win Vikings today?
Minnesota is a seven-point favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Bears odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 47. Before you make any Bears vs.
What is the point spread on the Steelers Vikings game?
-3.5Steelers vs. Vikings spread: Minnesota -3.5.
Is Roethlisberger retiring?
PITTSBURGH — After 18 seasons as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement Thursday morning. In a video posted to his Twitter account, Roethlisberger announced what became obvious over the final weeks of the 2021 season.
Can Steelers Make playoffs 2021?
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are officially headed to the 2021 NFL postseason. The Steelers put themselves in position to fill the AFC’s final Wildcard spot with their win over the Baltimore Ravens. They also got themselves some major help with the Jacksonville Jaguars defeating the Indianapolis Colts, 26-11.
Are the Vikings favored to win?
The Vikings are considered favorites in this matchup (indicated by -125), requiring a $125 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back).
Are the Vikings favored?
the Vikings. Minnesota is favored by 4.5 points in the latest Vikings vs. Bears odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 44.
Can the Vikings make the playoffs 2021?
EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings will not be among the league’s 14 playoff teams, as Minnesota was bounced from postseason contention Sunday night. Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that he still plans to play the starters in the season finale against the Bears in Week 17.
Who has a better defense Steelers or Vikings?
Pittsburgh ranks 23rd in DVOA (20th offense, 27th defense), well behind the 11th-ranked Vikings. The Steelers are also outside the top 20 in EPA per play on both sides of the ball.
Who is favored to win the Steelers game?
the SteelersCaesars Sportsbook lists the Steelers as 2.5-point home favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 43 in the latest Steelers vs. Browns odds. Before you make any Browns vs.
Who wins Steelers Vikings?
Vikings beat Steelers 36-28, deny last-play pass in end zone. MINNEAPOLIS — — Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith ripped off his helmet once the victory was finally secured, after a 29-point lead on the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the third quarter evaporated into yet another teeth-clenching finish.
Steelers WR Dionte Johnson OVER 80.5 receiving yards (-130)
Johnson has been on a tear as of late, going for at least 83 yards in each of his last four games and in five of his last six. He hasn’t been targeted fewer than 11 times since Week 9 and against a Vikings defense that has been terrible against the pass and has allowed the sixth-most yards after the catch this season.
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson OVER 93.5 receiving yards (-114)
WR Adam Thielen won’t play in this one due to a high ankle sprain suffered in Week 13 against the Lions. That leaves Jefferson as QB Kirk Cousins ‘ go-to receiver, which was certainly the case on Sunday in Detroit.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger OVER 22.5 pass completions (-120)
The Vikings allow a completion rate of 62.3% to opposing quarterbacks, not a particularly high number but it’s only slightly below Roethlisberger’s season average of 64.8%. He’s thrown at least 30 passes in each of his last six games and completed at least 21 in all of them, too.
Vikings TE Tyler Conklin OVER 39.5 receiving yards (-114)
Conklin should see significantly more targets and opportunities tonight with Thielen being out. He was targeted a season-high nine times last week and caught seven passes for 56 yards. He’s topped 40 yards in five other games, too.
Steelers vs. Vikings betting trends
Minnesota can score, but they can also concede points quite freely. They have been a part of back-and-forth games all season long. As a result, they’re 7-5 on over/unders and have hit overs in their last three games (an average of 60 points per game).
Steelers vs. Vikings prediction
This will be a tough matchup for the Vikings with the loss of Thielen and no Cook. Alexander Mattison is one of the best No. 2 backs in the league. He can do a solid job as the starter in the absence of Cook, but Pittsburgh’s front won’t make that easy.
Steelers vs. Vikings all-time series
The Steelers and Vikings have played 18 times in their long history of being NFL franchises. They have split the series 9-9, so barring an overtime tie, someone will hold the new advantage for a while. The Steelers have won four of five matchups going back to 2001. The Steelers won 26-9 at Pittsburgh in 2017.
Three things to watch
Roethlisberger has played well because he’s locked into a healthy and confident Johnson, who’s been consistent making plays and cutting down on drops. He’s acting like the No. 1 wideout he was drafted to be with the body type and playing style of Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders.
Stats that matter
37 vs. 36. The Steelers lead the NFL as a team with 37 sacks. The Vikings are second with 36 sacks. They both can rush the passer with several players, outside and inside. Although the Vikings have had good pass protection for Cousins, they will be missing first-round left tackle Christian Darrisaw (ankle) for another game.
Steelers vs. Vikings prediction
The Steelers are playing well and will carry over their confidence from the Ravens takedown and will be prepared to win another tight contest vs. another purple-clad team. Pittsburgh has more matchups across the board to like, and will take advantage of a weakened run defense well with Harris to complement making more big pass plays than Minnesota.
Get ready for the Week 14 opener with our gambling breakdown of Steelers-Vikings
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings will get us started in Week 14 as these two clubs meet on “Thursday Night Football” tonight from Minneapolis. Both of these teams are coming off games last Sunday that went down to the wire. For Pittsburgh, they were on the winning side of things as they were able to fend off the Ravens.
How to watch
Date: Thursday, Dec. 9 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)
TV: Fox/ NFL Network | Stream: fuboTV ( try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Vikings -3, O/U 43.5
This line opened at Vikings -4. However, that number has dipped a full point since Minnesota handed the Detroit Lions its first win of the season in Week 13. It fell to Vikings -3.5 on Sunday evening and was down to Vikings -3 by Monday morning where it currently sits.
Player props to consider
Diontae Johnson total receiving yards: Over 81.5 (-115). The volume alone makes this an attractive number for Johnson. He’s seeing 12.8 targets per game over the last month and is averaging 96 yards per game over that stretch.
Steelers vs. Vikings Matchup
The public perception of this injury report likely favors the Steelers, but I’m not so sure that’s the case.
NFL Pick: Steelers vs. Vikings
With 51% of the bets and 72% of the money on the Steelers ( check real-time public betting data here ), I’ll fade the public and go with the Vikings at -3 — they’re playing much better than their record suggests and should survive without Thielen (for at least this one game) thanks to Jefferson.
Three Things to Watch
1. Pass rush vs. pass rush
One thing that both of these teams do well is get to opposing quarterbacks — they rank first (Steelers, 37) and second (Vikings, 36) in the NFL in sacks. Pittsburgh’s pass rush is essentially a one-man wrecking crew with linebacker T.J. Watt, the league’s leader in sacks (16), coming in strong off the edge.
With both teams struggling to run the football, that puts added pressure on both Kirk Cousins and Ben Roethlisberger to make throws. The Steelers’ line is an absolute mess as they’re down to their fifth-string left guard, so I’d assume the Vikings will bring a lot more pressure on Big Ben than they did against Goff last week.
Steelers-Vikings Betting Analysis And Pick
How are the Vikings going to respond after their playoff hopes took a blind-side hit last week against 0-10-1 Detroit? Probably not too well. Since 2000 there have been eight instances in which a team lost to a squad that was winless with at least 10 defeats. In their next game, they went a collective 0-8 ATS, 2-6 SU.
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Steelers vs Vikings odds
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Steelers at Vikings betting preview
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Steelers vs Vikings picks and predictions
Our predictions are compiled from the analysis of the spread and total and are indications of where we are leaning for this game.
Our best bet is the play that we like the most for this game, which we would actually put some of our bankroll behind.
Steelers at Vikings Odds, Spread and Lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.Lines last updated at 9:47 a.m. ET. 1. Money line:Steelers +135 (bet $100 to win $135) | Vikings -170 (bet $170 to win $100) 2. Against the spread (ATS):Steelers +3.5 (-125) | Vikings -3.5 (+102) 3. Over/Under (O/U):43.5 (O: -115 | U: -105) Watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon with a Prim…
Steelers vs. Vikings Key Injuries
Steelers 1. CB Joe Haden(foot) out 2. G B.J. Finney(back) out 3. LB Robert Spillane(knee) out 4. DE Isaiah Buggs(ankle) out Vikings 1. WR Adam Thielen(ankle) out 2. OT Christian Darrisaw(ankle) out 3. RB Dalvin Cook(shoulder) questionable 4. LB Blake Lynch(hip) questionable 5. C Cameron Bynum(ankle) questionable
Steelers vs. Vikings Odds, Lines, Predictions and Picks
Steelers 23, Vikings 20
- Money line
I find it somewhat shocking that given their respective results that Minnesota remains a favorite. While the Vikings are getting a lot of players back that they didn’t have last week, including LB Eric Kendricks, LB Anthony Barr and CB Patrick Peterson, they’re still shorthanded on offense, which …