Vikings vs. Bucs Free Pick
TAMPA, FL (The Spread) – A pair of struggling teams will square off at Raymond James Stadium today when the Buccaneers host the Vikings at 1:00PM ET.
LINE MOVEMENT: Tampa Bay opened as a 2-point home favorite but the spread has jumped to either 2.5 or 3 points depending on the sports book. The total, meanwhile, opened at 42.5 and has dropped to 42 at most sports books.
SEASON RECORDS: The Vikings are 2-5 on the year and just 3-4 against the spread, while the under is 5-2 in their seven games in 2014. On the other side, the Bucs are 1-5 and a brutal 2-4 against the spread, while the over is 4-2 in their six games.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 51% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Vikings. 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 FREE PICK: Take Tampa Bay. According to latest NFL trends, the home team is 9-3-1 against the spread in the last 13 meetings between these two teams. The Vikings are also 0-6 against the spread in their last six games versus the Bucs and 0-6 ATS in their last six games in Tampa. The Bucs, meanwhile, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games following a bye week and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
2014 NFL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -3