Thursday Night Football for Week 14 features two teams that need a win. The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to take on the Minnesota Vikings, as both teams fight to overcome their injuries. Both teams have lost two of their past three games and need a win to help themselves in the wild card race. Needless to say, it’s a close game from an NFL betting perspective.
Steelers vs Vikings TNF Week 14 NFL Betting Preview and Stream
NFL Regular Season — Week 14 Thursday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1, 2-3 Away) vs. Minnesota Vikings (5-7, 3-2 Home)
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, MN
Coverage: Click here for the stream
The Steelers edged out the Baltimore Ravens last week to get a massive win. However, at 6-5-1, Pittsburgh cannot afford to lose this game. Ben Roethlisberger announced this will be his final season, so it’s possible the team rallies around him in a similar way the Ravens rallied around Ray Lewis. Hopefully the offensive line rallies extra hard, because they stink. In order for Roethlisberger to look competent, he needs protection up front.
For the Vikings, this is another game without Everson Griffen on their defensive front, which has really hurt their pass defense. In fact, Minnesota has allowed 286.3 passing yards on average over the past three weeks, which is second-worst in the NFL. On offense, the Vikings will be without Adam Thielen while Dalvin Cook is listed as questionable with his shoulder injury. If he does return, one wonders how many hits he can take from this aggressive Steelers defense.
Steelers vs Vikings Odds & Spread
Moneyline: PIT: (+142) | MIN: (-168)
Spread: PIT: +3 (-105) | MIN: -3 (-115)
Total: 43 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: PIT: (66%) | MIN: (34%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: PIT: (+13000) | MIN: (+10000)
Steelers vs Vikings NFL Betting Trends
– Pittsburgh is 5-7 against the spread (ATS) this season.
– The Over is 4-7-1 for the Steelers this season.
– Minnesota is 6-6 ATS this season.
– The Over is 7-5 for the Vikings this season.
Steelers vs Vikings Stats
– Pittsburgh is averaging 20.3 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 21 in the NFL).
– Pittsburgh is surrendering 23.8 PPG this season (No. 21 in the NFL).
– Minnesota is averaging 25.7 PPG this season (No. 11 in the NFL).
– Minnesota is surrendering 25.4 PPG this season (No. 25 in the NFL).
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Steelers vs Vikings Prediction
The Steelers vs Vikings NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.
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