|2013 NFL on CBS Week 4 Odds & Point Spread: Steelers vs. Vikings|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:00|
Steelers vs. Vikings Odds
Pittsburgh is 0-3 on the season, 0-1 on the road and 0-3 against the spread. Minnesota is 0-3 overall, 0-1 at home and 1-2 against the spread. Pittsburgh has won three straight over the Vikings. Minnesota will be considered the home team in the game.
Trends show that the Steelers are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September. Minnesota has hit the over in 9 of their last 13 games after a loss.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Pittsburgh is the slight favorite on the road, as the Steelers have a point spread of -1 at Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 42 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had this game as even, with neither team having a point spread. Since then, Pittsburgh has been made a 1-point favorite. The over/under total opened at 39.5 points but has made a quick climb up to 42 points.
Pittsburgh fell to 0-3 last Sunday night thanks to a 40-23 loss to Chicago at home. The Steelers haven’t been able to consistently produce offense as they are averaging just 310.4 yards per game overall and only 51.7 rushing yards per contest. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 848 yards and four touchdowns on the year and Antonio Brown has caught 20 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns.
The Vikings fell to 0-3 on the season with a 31-27 loss at home to the Cleveland Browns last week. The Vikings allowed the Browns to pick up 409 yards of offense despite the team playing its third-string quarterback. Defensively, Minnesota has allowed at least 31 points in all three games this season. Offensively, Adrian Peterson has rushed for 281 yards and three touchdowns while Christian Ponder has thrown for 691 yards and two scores with five interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell is listed as probable to make his NFL debut while cornerback Cortez Allen is questionable with an ankle injury. Minnesota safety Mistral Raymond is questionable because of a shoulder injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Pittsburgh, as the Steelers are getting 51% of the wagers with a point spread of -1 at Minnesota on Sunday.