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UNDERs the Story When Vikings and Steelers Collide

After a pair of victories set the tone for their respective seasons, the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will look to keep the good times rolling in their Week 2 clash at Heinz Field.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Steelers’ last 12 games in the early afternoon.
  • The Steelers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Vikings’ last 14 games in Week 2.

Xbet opened the black and gold as 6-point home chalk with a total of 45.5.

The Vikings resembled the same team that rattled off five consecutive wins to start the 2016 campaign in this year’s debut of Monday Night Football, handily beating the New Orleans Saints 29-19. The 470 offensive yards the Vikings collected was the most by the franchise in nearly three years.

Sam Bradford has been heavily scrutinized in his NFL career, but he seems to be finally comfortable in Minnesota. The signal-caller finished with 346 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-32 passing, while wideouts Stefon Diggs (93 yards, two touchdowns) and Adam Thielen (nine catches, 157 yards) also had banner days.

Vikings bettors will be happy to see the team travelling to the Steel City, as Minny is a profitable 3-1 ATS in its last four trips to Pittsburgh. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be a cakewalk at the betting window, however, as Minnesota dropped five of its last six road games SU and ATS to end the 2016 season.

The Steelers battled through a surprisingly close game with the downtrodden Browns in the season opener, as Ben Roethlisberger and company escaped Northeast Ohio with a 21-18 victory. In what was easily the most hilarious football stat of the week, Big Ben now owns more victories at FirstEnergy Stadium than any Browns quarterback. Such is life in the Factory of Sadness.

Pittsburgh is always tough to beat at home, and their stats at Heinz Field from a year ago speak for themselves. The Steelers went 7-2 SU and 5-3-1 ATS in front of their hometown fans in 2016, including a 30-12 playoff win over the Miami Dolphins in their last appearance there.

After going UNDER against the Browns, bettors banking on low-scoring affairs will want to pay attention to this contest. In the last eight meetings between Pittsburgh and Minnesota, the UNDER is 6-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers sat as 4.5-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total has been pegged by the oddsmakers at GTbets.eu at 45.

OddsShark analytical formulas picked a 27-17 win for the Steelers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Vikings will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 1-0 against the spread this season, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-1 ATS. Minnesota is 1-0 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Pittsburgh is 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Steelers sit at No. 6 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Minnesota Vikings are at No. 12 on that chart.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Vikings got 3 passing scores out of Sam Bradford en route to a 29-19 win over the Saints on Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Pittsburgh won its last game, 21-18 over Cleveland on Sunday, behind a 182-yard receiving performance from Antonio Brown at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 24
Pittsburgh at Chicago, Sunday, September 24