Author: Luke Hovhanesian
Dec 10, 2021 11:06 AM
Best bet for NFL Week 14
The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Minnesota to take on the Vikings for this cracking Thursday night contest.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings
NFL Betting Odds: Steelers $2.45 (+3.5) / Vikings $1.55 (-3.5)
This Minnesota team has so much talent, yet when closing games out they can look like the worst team in the comp.
As it stands the Vikings are 5-7 for the year and are more than likely to miss the playoffs.
To put my comments into perspective, five of their seven losses have been by 4 points or less.
It is hard to pinpoint a specific area that is weak or continuously letting the team down, so it makes it even more baffling.
Supporters must be frustrated but imagine those betting consistently getting dusted by the smallest of margins.
The Steelers are no different. A hot and cold team that can put up huge points one week and then struggle to do anything the next.
This largely comes down to Ben Roethlisberger and the game slowly catching up to him in his old age.
The star for the Steelers this year has been rookie Najee Harris. If they are to win look for him to have a big game.
Key NFL Betting Statistics
- The Steelers are 6-1-1 in decisions by eight points or less
- The Vikings are 4-7 in decisions by eight points or less
Free NFL Expert Pick: Under 45.5 Points @ 1.90
With cold weather expected and two inconsistent teams versing each other I believe the unders represents the best play.
Look for the Vikings defence to blitz often putting pressure on Big Ben's arm speed.
Vikings may also be without Dalvin Cook a major part of their offence limiting their offence.