The unbeaten Minnesota Vikings (6-0) head to Heinz Field to battle The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2). The Vikings will look to remain undefeated and beat the defending champs in this match up that sees Roethlisberger and Favre square up for the first time ever. The Vikings are coming off a great game, beating a tough Ravens team, where Peterson rushed for 143 yards. The Steelers look to head into their bye week on a four game win streak. Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense continue to look excellent after putting up 543 total yards last week against the Browns. With Polamalu back in the line up, they will need another big week from the defense to stop Favre and this powerful Vikings offense. Betting lines, trends and predictions are listed below for this Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh week 7 match up.
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Vikings vs. Steelers Betting Line:
Minnesota Vikings +5.5 (-110)
Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 (-110)
Over 45 (-110)
Under 45 (-110)
Betting lines taken from www.Bodog.com
Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh Betting Trends:
Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games
Steelers are 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
Over is 4-0 in Steelers last 4 games as a favourite
Over is 4-0 in Vikings last 4 games overall.
Minnesota vs Pittsburgh Betting Predictions:
Final Score – Vikings 24 @ Steelers 30
Spread – Lay it down on the Steelers to cover the spread this week. This one may be the game of the week, I expect a close battle all game, with the defending champs getting it done late in the game at home. The Steelers offensive line has looked very impressive lately, giving Big Ben a ton of time to hook up with his receivers. Look for The Steelers offense to keep things rolling, Roethlisberger is second in the league with 314.5 passing yards/game, and now has two excellent healthy running backs behind him. Look for The Steelers defense, who lead the AFC in rush defense, to contain Adrian Peterson on the ground, and bring pressure up the middle all game to Brett Favre, giving The Steelers the win. Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers to cover the 5.5 point spread (-110).
Over/Under – I like the total to go over the 45 points. Look for this one to be high scoring, with two great offenses going at it. Both teams have an excellent attack on the ground, and have two quarterbacks who can put up some big numbers through the air. Combined Minnesota and Pittsburgh average 54.8 points per game. Look for both teams to bring all they’ve got on offense in order to beat one another, and bring the total in this battle over the number. Bet on the over in this game (-110).