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Steelers vs. Vikings odds, spread: Thursday Night Football picks, prediction from NFL model on 132-94 roll

The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1) and Minnesota Vikings (5-7) will kick off the Week 14 slate of games on Thursday Night Football. The Steelers ended their two-game skid and beat the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens last week, 20-19. The Vikings were defeated by the Detroit Lions, 29-27. Lions quarterback Jared Goff connected with rookie receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown for an 11-yard score as time expired to give Detroit its first win of the season. 

Kickoff from U.S. Bank Stadium is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Minnesota is favored by three points in the latest Steelers vs. Vikings odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 44. Before locking in your Vikings vs. Steelers picks, make sure to check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 14 of the 2021 season on an incredible 132-94 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Steelers vs. Vikings 10,000 times and just revealed its coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Steelers vs. Vikings:

  • Steelers vs. Vikings spread: Minnesota -3 
  • Steelers vs. Vikings over-under: 44 points 
  • Steelers vs. Vikings money line: Minnesota -170, Pittsburgh +145 
  • MIN: Over is 7-1 in Vikings’ last eight games following an against the spread loss 
  • PIT: Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games

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Why the Vikings can cover

Minnesota has one of the top offenses in the NFL, as the Vikings are ranked seventh and average 384.9 total yards per game. Despite losing to the Detroit Lions in Week 13, Minnesota had 426 total yards of offense. Kirk Cousins went 30-of-40 for 340 yards with two passing touchdowns. Running back Alexander Mattison filled in admirably for Dalvin Cook, who was out with a shoulder injury, and finished with 124 yards from scrimmage.

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson played lights-out and showcased once again why he’s among the NFL’s top receivers. Jefferson had 11 receptions for 182 yards with a touchdown. Minnesota’s offense is filled with dynamic playmakers who can do damage with the football in their hands.

Why the Steelers can cover

Pittsburgh has legitimate playmakers on both sides of the ball. On the offensive side, rookie running Najee Harris has been terrific thus far. He is fourth in the league in carries (217), sixth in rushing yards (779), and has five rushing touchdowns. Harris is also a potent receiving threat coming out the backfield with 57 receptions for 387 yards. The Alabama product is averaging 97.2 scrimmage yards per game. Diontae Johnson is the No. 1 wideout for Pittsburgh and is eighth in the league in catches (76), ninth in yards (914), and has six scores. 

Johnson is coming off his third 100-yard performance of the year. In the win against Baltimore, he had eight catches for 105 yards with two touchdowns. On the defensive side, linebacker T.J. Watt is having another sensational season. Despite missing two games, Watt is first in the NFL with 16 sacks. The two-time First-Team All-Pro dominated Baltimore in Week 13, finishing with six total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. 

How to make Steelers vs. Vikings picks 

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 49 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Steelers vs. Vikings picks at SportsLine

So who wins Vikings vs. Steelers on Thursday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Vikings vs. Steelers spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $7,200 on NFL picks, and find out.

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