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Minnesota Vikings vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 14

By Squawka NFL

Published: 18:16, 9 December 2021

Oddsmakers give the Minnesota Vikings (5-7) the advantage on Thursday, December 9, 2021 against the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1). Minnesota is favoured by 3 points. The over/under is set at 43.

Vikings vs Steelers predictions

Squawka predictions for Vikings vs Steelers
ATS Total Score prediction
Vikings (-3) Over (43) Vikings 28 Steelers 19

Last three results

Vikings recent betting insights

  • In its past three contests, Minnesota has one win against the spread, and is 1-2 overall.
  • In its past three contests, Minnesota has gone over the total.
  • The Vikings have averaged a total of 47.8 combined points over their last three games, 4.8 greater than this matchup’s over/under of 43.

Steelers recent betting insights

  • In its past three games, Pittsburgh has two wins against the spread, and is 2-1 overall.
  • Pittsburgh has gone over the total once in its past three contests.
  • The Steelers and their opponents have combined to score an average of 43.8 combined points in their last three games, 0.8 more than the 43 over/under in this matchup.

Vikings vs Steelers head-to-head

Pittsburgh has a 4-1 advantage over Minnesota in the past five matchups between these two squads. Pittsburgh totaled 119 points in those five outings compared to Minnesota’s 79.

Vikings vs Steelers betting odds

Vikings vs Steelers betting information
Favourite Spread Favourite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Vikings -3 -110 -110 43 -115 -105

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Vikings vs Steelers betting insights

Vikings trends

  • Minnesota is 6-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Vikings are winless against the spread when they are 3-point favourites or more (0-4).
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total seven times this season.
  • This year, the Vikings rack up just 1.9 more points per game (25.7) than the Steelers surrender (23.8).
  • Minnesota is 6-3 against the spread and 4-5 overall in games when it scores more than 23.8 points.
  • The Vikings average 384.9 yards per game, 20.8 more yards than the 364.1 the Steelers give up per outing.
  • Minnesota is 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 overall when the team amasses over 364.1 yards.

Steelers trends

  • Pittsburgh has gone 6-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 3-point underdogs or more, the Steelers have an ATS record of 5-2.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total four times out of 13 chances this year.
  • The Steelers put up 20.3 points per game, 5.1 fewer than the Vikings allow (25.4).
  • Pittsburgh is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall when the team puts up more than 25.4 points.
  • The Steelers average 56.8 fewer yards per game (325.2) than the Vikings give up per contest (382.0).
  • In games that Pittsburgh piles up more than 382.0 yards, the team is 1-1 against the spread and 1-0-1 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Vikings and Steelers
Vikings Stats Steelers
282.3 Pass yards 250.0
271.3 Pass yards against 252.0
113.3 Rush yards 86.9
131.5 Rush yards against 130.9
+6 Turnover differential -3

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Player betting tips

Vikings top players

  • Kirk Cousins has thrown for 3,353 yards (305-for-446), with 25 touchdowns and three interceptions (279.4 YPG).
  • Cousins has had a passing touchdown in all 12 games this year, with multiple passing TDs in nine of them.
  • Dalvin Cook has 171 attempts for a team-high 773 rushing yards (64.4 per game) and four touchdowns. He also has 27 catches for 202 receiving yards (16.8 per game).
  • Cook has rushed for a score in four of his games this year, but is yet to score more than once in a single contest.
  • Justin Jefferson has 78 receptions for a team-high 1,209 yards (100.8 per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • Jefferson has had a touchdown catch in six games this year, out of 12 games played, but has had multiple TD receptions only once.
Select player props for the Minnesota Vikings
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Kirk Cousins 292.5 (-115) 2.5 (+108) 8.5 (-108)
Dalvin Cook 89.5 (-112) 22.5 (-110)
Justin Jefferson 0.5 (-149) 90.5 (-116)

Steelers top players

  • Ben Roethlisberger has 2,758 passing yards (229.8 per game) and a 64.8% completion percentage, throwing 16 touchdown passes and six interceptions.
  • Najee Harris has churned out a team-high 779 rushing yards (64.9 per game) and scored five touchdowns. He has tacked on 57 catches for 387 yards, also tops on the team, with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Benny Snell Jr. has rushed for 56 yards on 17 carries (4.7 yards per game).
  • Diontae Johnson has reeled in 76 passes for a team-high 914 yards and six touchdowns. He has been targeted 120 times, and averages 76.2 yards per game.
  • Chase Claypool has chipped in with 39 receptions (on 72 targets) for 660 yards and one touchdown.
Select player props for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Ben Roethlisberger 247.5 (-115)
Najee Harris 67.5 (-117) 25.5 (-110)
Diontae Johnson 2.5 (-105) 75.5 (-118)

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