Vikings vs Steelers in London betting
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Minnesota Vikings|
A pair of 0-3 teams hook up when the Minnesota Vikings tangle with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon at London’s Wembley Stadium (1 pm ET, CBS).
In the early betting the Vikes, who just gave up a late score to lose to the lowly Browns, were favored by 2.5 points over the Steelers, who just lost at home to another NFC North team, the Bears. No early line as posted, bookmark our NFL odds pages to get it first.
Supporters of the Steelers have seen them go 0-3 and 0-3 ATS so far this season, while the Vikings are at 0-3 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Vikings are 3-0, while the Steelers are 1-2.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Vikings and the No. 21-ranked Steelers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 18-12 result in favor of the Vikings.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 40-23 result against the Bears on September 22. The Steelers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 63 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their latest action on Sunday at $Stadum, Christian Ponder rumbled through the Cleveland defense for 2 TDs in a losing cause as Cleveland won 31-27.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 27 PPG, against a Steelers defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 25.33 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 215.67 yards per game, more than the Steelers secondary allows through the air, 182.67 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Steelers own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 119.5 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Steelers at Vikings trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Pittsburgh at New York, Sunday, October 13th
Minnesota at Carolina, Sunday, October 13th