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Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – NFL – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1) are 3-point underdogs heading into their matchup on Thursday, December 9, 2021 against the Minnesota Vikings (5-7). The over/under is 44.5 for this game.

Vikings vs. Steelers Predictions

Vikings Vs. Steelers Odds

Vikings vs Steelers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Vikings -3 -118 -102 44.5 -111 -109 -174 +146

Vikings and Steelers: Last Three Games

  • Minnesota is 1-2-0 against the spread and 1-2 overall over its past three contests.
  • The final combined score of the past three Vikings games has surpassed the set total every time.
  • The past three Vikings games averaged 3.3 more points (47.8) than this matchup’s point total.
  • Pittsburgh is 2-1-0 against the spread in its past three games, and has a 1-2 straight-up record in those contests.
  • Twice in those three games, the final combined score has surpassed the set total.
  • The past three Steelers games averaged 0.5 more points (45.0) than this matchup’s over/under.

Vikings and Steelers: Betting Trends

  • Minnesota has gone 6-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Vikings have not covered the spread when playing as at least 3-point favorites (0-4).
  • Minnesota games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this season.
  • The Vikings are 2-3 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 40% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -174 or shorter, Minnesota has a 1-2 record (winning just 33.3% of its games).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Vikings’ implied win probability is 63.5%.
  • Pittsburgh has covered the spread in a game five times this season (5-7-0).
  • The Steelers are 4-2 ATS when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
  • Pittsburgh games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this year.
  • This season, the Steelers have been the underdog seven times and won four of those games.
  • Pittsburgh has entered six games this season as the underdog by +146 or more and is 3-3 in those contests.

Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Minnesota games have hit the over on this game’s 44.5-point over/under nine times.
  • This season, four games Pittsburgh played finished with a combined score over 44.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 46 points per game, 1.5 points more than the point total of 44.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams give up a combined 49.2 points per game, 4.7 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Vikings have seen a 49.6 average over/under in their games this season, 5.1 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 1.0 point more than the average over/under in Steelers’ games this season (43.5 points).

Vikings Players to Watch

  • Kirk Cousins is ninth overall among all players and eighth among all quarterbacks with 237.6 fantasy points (19.8 per game).
  • Justin Jefferson’s 163.7 total fantasy points (an average of 13.6 per game), are good enough to place him 29th overall and third among receivers.
  • So far this season, Adam Thielen averages 10.7 fantasy points per game on the way to 128.8 total fantasy points. That makes him the 51st-ranked fantasy player overall and the 10th-ranked receiver.
  • Dalvin Cook is the 59th-ranked fantasy player — and the 17th-ranked running back — with 121.5 fantasy points. He averages 10.1 fantasy points per game.

Steelers Players to Watch

  • So far this season, Najee Harris is 32nd overall among all players and eighth among all running backs with 158.6 fantasy points (13.2 per game).
  • Ben Roethlisberger’s 156.8 total fantasy points (an average of 13.1 per game), are good enough to rank him 22nd among quarterbacks and 33rd overall.
  • Diontae Johnson is eighth among receivers and 49th overall after scoring 129.0 fantasy points (averaging 10.8 per game) so far this season.
  • Chase Claypool has put together the 112th-ranked fantasy season (37th among receivers) with 77.4 fantasy points, averaging 6.5 per game.

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