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Vikings Buccaneers Betting Preview for Week 2

Tampa Bay BuccaneersMinnesota Vikings
Sep 18, 1:00 PM | Turf of The Metrodome

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Minnesota Vikings Odds

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Another set of Week 1 losers get a chance to break the win goose egg as Tampa Bay travels to Minnesota.

The Vikes lost but covered the spread at San Diego last week while the Bucs were awful in losing at home to the Lions. The result is a slim 3-point spread favoring the Vikes.

Of note, Tampa Bay is 4-0 ATS the past four times these teams met.

View Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Vikings in this one, they're listed as 3-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 41 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings sit at No. 28 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Buccaneers are at No. 29 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Vikings will win this game 17-15.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 22-ranked offense (17 PPG) against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 19 at 27 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 28 yards per game, less than the Buccaneers give up through the air (305 YPG on average).

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 27-20 loser at home against the Lions. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Buccaneers suffered a Week 1 loss against Detroit in their last game, falling 27-20 at Raymond James Stadium.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 24-17 loser as they battled the Chargers on the road. The Vikings covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Vikings were Week 1 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-17 score against San Diego.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 6-4

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Buccaneers at Vikings trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Atlanta, Sunday, September 25
Minnesota home to Detroit, Sunday, September 25

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