Pittsburgh Steelers vs Minnesota Vikings News & Picks
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Minnesota Vikings Odds
|Pittsburgh Steelers||+3 Ev||44½ -110o||+150|
|Minnesota Vikings||-3 -120||44½ -110u||-170|
**Odds as of 12/6**
The Minnesota Vikings (5-7) will host the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1) at U.S. Bank Stadium for a Week 14 matchup on Thursday Night football. In week 13, the Steelers beat Baltimore, 20-19, while the Vikings fell on the road to previously-winless Detroit, 29-27. Early NFL odds opened with Minnesota at -3, with the total at 44.5.
Pittsburgh has been humiliated recently, allowing 41 points in back-to-back road losses (Bengals and Chargers), but rebounded against a Raven team that went for the win with a failed two-point conversion in the waning seconds. Be that as it may, the defense has given up at least 100 yards rushing in nine of the dozen games.
The offense has been just as bad as of late, failing to score more than 20 points in four of the past six games. Thus, the 17 fourth-quarter points against Baltimore was certainly an aberration.
Pittsburgh, as a four-point home underdog, managed to cover after losing its previous three against the number.
Minnesota has been involved in plenty of late-game drama this season, playing 11 of 12 games decided by one score. The quick turnaround after Sunday’s inexcusable loss might help the Vikings. who remain as hard-to-figure as any team in the league, both on the field and against the number. Alexander Mattison continues to fill in nicely for the ind Dalvin Cook, ripping off 90 rushing yards and a score. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins has been fantastic in the air spreading the wealth to Justin Jefferson, who finished with 11 grabs for 182 yards and a score.
Minnesota’s defense, atrocious against the Lions, but has been better at home, allowing 19.8 points per game. The defensive unit has played poorly, giving up a whopping 382.9 yards (30th), 134.4 yards on the ground (30th), and 25.1 points per game (24th).
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