|NFL Thursday Night Football Bucs vs. Vikings Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012 15:45|
Bucs vs. Vikins Week 8 Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Vikings are 6.5-point favorites over the Buccaneers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 42.5 points. Tampa Bay is 2-4 overall and 0-2 on the road, while Minnesota is 5-2 overall and 4-0 at home.
Line Movement: The Vikings opened as a 5.5-point favorite but the spread has been bet up to 6.5 or 7 at some books. The total has also been bet up from 41.5 to 42.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 51% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Buccaneers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Tampa Bay. According to latest NFL trends, Tampa Bay is 4-0 ATS L43 in series. Minnesota is 2-6 ATS L8 in Week 8. Last year: Tampa Bay (+2) over MINNESOTA, 24-20. The Vikes took care of business last week against an Arizona team that lacks a quality quarterback and running game. Now they face a quarterback in Josh Freeman, who is playing much better as of late. He threw for three touchdowns and 420 yards last week against New Orleans. The Vikes are facing the 31st-ranked pass defense, but the have the 27th-ranked pass offense. Christian Ponder is more of a game-manager which means the Vikes are a good team but aren’t going to put up a huge number offensively.
2012 NFL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS +6.5ATSSportsline.com has been providing winning sports picks since 1992. Want more from ATS Consultants? Click Free Picks to get daily winners delivered directly to your inbox with no obligation!