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Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 8 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Minnesota Vikings


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, well rested following a bye in Week 7, return to action on Sunday to take on the struggling Minnesota Vikings. The Bucs, SU and ATS losers in their last four at home, own the NFL's worst defense, surrendering a whopping 34 points per game, with the OVER prevailing in their last four.

The Vikings will try to rebound from a last-second 17-16 loss to Buffalo. Minnesota has been held to 10 or fewer points in four of its last six games, and has scored more than 20 points just twice in its last 10 overall against the Bucs. The Vikings are winless, SU and ATS, in their last five visits to Tampa Bay.

Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors who were going with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this one found them listed as -2-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 41.5 for Sunday.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 19-12 result in favor of the Vikings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-5 overall and 2-4 ATS against the spread, while the Vikings are 2-5 and 3-4 ATS. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 4-2 on the OU, and Minnesota is 2-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 32 and the Minnesota Vikings at No. 27 heading into this contest.

How Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 22.86 PPG. The Buccaneers aerial game is averaging 217 yards per game, less than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 219.71 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Vikings own the league's No. 17-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113.5 yards per game when on the road. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jerick McKinnon tore up the turf for 103 rushing yards in the latest Vikings game, a 17-16 loss to the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Mike Glennon handled the Ravens defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 314 yards and 2 scores, but Tampa Bay still lost to Baltimore 48-17.

Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
Minnesota is 1-11-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Washington, Sunday, November 2nd
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Sunday, November 2nd