Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings 10/26/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Vikings (2-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-5)
NFL Football: Sunday
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2 -- Over/Under: 41.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Minnesota Vikings face off on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in a NFC NFL Football matchup.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off of a bye week and look to improve on their 1-5 start to the season. Mike Glennon took over for the injured Josh McCown completing 57 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Doug martin has been ineffective rushing for just 2.9 yards per carry and Bobby Rainey is averaging 4.9 yards. Vincent Jackson is the Buccaneers leading reciver with 25 catches and two touchdowns and Mike Evans has 21 catches. The Tampa Bay defense is dead last in points allowed and yards allowed per game and they are minus two in turnover ratio. Lavonte David has 66 tackles, Mark Barron has 45 tackles, and Danny Lansanah has two interceptions. Tampa Bay just has too many holes to fill.
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The Minnesota looked like they were going to get a win on Sunday but they let it get away in the final seconds and took the loss in Buffalo to fall to 2-5 for the season. The Vikings are 32nd in passing offense as Teddy Bridgewater has completed 61.1 percent of his passes with one touchdowns and five interceptions. Matt Asiata is averaging 3.6 yards per carry on the ground and Jerick McKinnon is averaging 5.1 yards per carry as the Viking sorely miss Adrian Peterson. Greg Jennings has 26 catches, Jarius Wright has 22 catches, and Cordarrelle Patterson has 19 as Minnesota has talent, just not results. The Vikings defense allows 22.9 points and 337.9 yards per game which both rank them 14thin the NFL and Robert Blanton leads the team in tackles with 53, Anthony Barr has 46 tackles, and Harrison Smith has three interceptions. This looks to be a lost year for the Vikings.
Tampa Bay is 6-2 against the spread following a bye week, 3-8 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-6 against the spread following a loss. Minnesota is 7-2 against the spread following a loss, 6-0 against the spread following a game that they gained less than 150 yards, and 1-7-1 against the spread in October games. Minnesota hasn’t covered the point spread in their last six games against Tampa Bay.
We have two bad teams here and the loser is at a disadvantage as they will be drafting lower (hey, never too early to start thinking about those things), but the Bucs are the better team right now as it is sort of a homecoming from Bridgewater who is from Florida, but South Florida, but Tampa Bay gets the win and cover.
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