2021 Steelers vs Vikings Predictions for Thursday Night Football

2021 Steelers vs Vikings Predictions for Thursday Night Football

Week 14 features several teams fighting for an NFL playoff spot. Two of those teams meet on Thursday night football when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Minnesota Vikings. If the 2021 Steelers vs Vikings predictions are based on last week, they may seem easy. The Steelers held on to beat the Ravens and the Vikings lost to the Lions. But each week is different and that is why you have to tread carefully when making picks on Thursday night.

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Thursday Night Football Odds and Trends

The Steelers had a big win last week, but they are on the road on a short week and because of that the Steelers are +3 point underdogs. The Vikings may have lost to the lowly Lions, but 59 percent of the early bets are on Minnesota to win and cover this game. This is due to home-field advantage and the fact that the Steelers are 0-5 against the spread after a game where they covered the spread and won.

Are the Steelers Back?

The Steelers have been hard to figure out this year. Ben Roethlisberger has been inconsistent, the defense is up and down and they have had some very bad games. When they beat division rival Baltimore in a revenge game, many considered it a “lucky” win with the botched two-point conversion. This game is huge for Pittsburgh and they were still talking about it after the game.

Purple and Black and Blue

The Vikings are a very good football team, but injuries are concerning. Running back Dalvin Cook and wide receiver Adam Thielen are hurting and are both big pieces of the offense. The Steelers defense can get after the quarterback and Kirk Cousins will need every weapon in his arsenal if he hopes to win this week.

2021 Steelers vs Vikings Predictions

Big Ben announced his retirement and you can guarantee that he will do everything in his power to make the playoffs. His poise and confidence is back and the Steelers need him right now. The Vikings are a bad bet at 6-13 ATS in the last 19 games overall and 2-7 ATS at home. The wrong team is favored in this game. Good coaching by Mike Tomlin will avoid the hangover and the Viking’s weak secondary and injuries on offense will allow the Steelers to win.

Steelers +3


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