Week 2 of the NFL schedule features a Vegas line on the Vikings versus Steelers NFL picks contest. The big question about this Vikings vs Steelers matchup is... Will the Minnesota Vikings defense contain WR Antonio Brown?
That’s the question on NFL odds makers minds, as we head to Heinz Field to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Minnesota Vikings in a featured week 2 NFL picks matchup, both 1-0 teams are coming off wins in Week 1 of the 2017 NFL schedule
According to the current Vegas line and point spreads, the Vikings are a +6(-110) point road dog versus the Steelers listed as -6(-110) point spread favorite. Vegas odds makers have listed the total for this week 2 NFL picks contest at 45.5 (-110) and 76% of bettors are taking the 45.5 point UNDER at -110.
The Steelers showcased Brown’s receiving talents as he racked up 11 receptions for 183 yards against the Cleveland Browns. The Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has to make Brown earn every yard is this week 2 matchup. If Rhodes can contain Brown then Le’Veon Bell can add to his 47 all purpose yards this season. Jesse James did his part with 6 receptions totalling 41 yards and the games 2 touchdowns. QB Ben Roethlisberger passed for 263 yards completing 24 of his 36 attempts. Roethlisberger will be at home where he will face QB Sam Bradford who had 346 passing yards completing 27 of his 32 attempts. Bradford clearly had a better pass completion percentage in Week 1.
Unlike Big Ben, Bradford spread the ball around. RB Dalvin Cook had 22 carries for 127 yards and WR Adam Thielen had 9 receptions for 157 yards. WR Stefan Diggs had 7 receptions for 93 yards and McKinnon and TE Rudolph each saw 3 targets.
Head to head comparison shows offensively the Vikings average 470 all purpose yards and 29 points per game while the Steelers average 290 yards and 21 points per game. The Vikings also lead the NFL in 3rd down success. Defensively, Minnesota allows 344 total yards per game with 284 of them to receivers, whereas Pittsburgh allows 237 yards with 180 of those to the passing game.
If you believe in stats or don’t, this matchup is sure to bring some excitement to the week 2 NFL schedule. These two teams have met 16 times in NFL regular season history and the Vikings lead 9-7 but the Vikings have totalled 380 points in those games vs the 310 totalled by the Steelers.
In this regular season head to head its any teams game. Which team wants the victory the most?
|AWAY||Vegas Betting Trends||HOME|
| Minnesota Vikings|| 93%|
|< Moneyline >|| 7%|
@ +5.5 [-110]
|< Point Spreads >|| 22%|
@ -5.5 [-110]
@ OV 45.5 [-110]
|< Over/Under >|| 75%|
@ UN 45.5 [-110]
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