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The point spread for Thursday Night’s contest between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings opened up at -6.5 on Monday morning in favor of the Vikings at Sportsbook.ag. As of Wednesday night, the line has not moved. The total opened up at 42 and has been bet up an inch to 42.5. Right now, 63% of the betting public is on the Vikings and 56% are on the under. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Buccaneers are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 road games.
Buccaneers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Vikings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
Vikings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Over is 4-1 in Buccaneers last 5 road games.
Over is 7-2 in Buccaneers last 9 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 5-0 in Vikings last 5 games on fieldturf.
Under is 5-1 in Vikings last 6 games overall.
Prediction: Tampa Bay has the 31st ranked pass defense in the league, which means Christian Ponder and Percy Harvin could have a field day. Tampa averages almost 25 points a game themselves, so I believe the total of 42.5 is a little low for this matchup. Take the over.