Mims Thursday Night Football Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins, Najee Harris props
The Thursday Night Football Game has the Pittsburgh Steelers playing the Minnesota Vikings. Steelers record is 6-5 while the Vikings are 5-7. Pittsburgh is in the hunt for a wild card position. Vikings are coming in after a last second lost to the previously winless Detroit Lions. Vikings are favored by 3 and the total is 43.5. The money line is -165 on Minnesota and +145 on the Steelers. Minnesota is the home team.
Trends: Pittsburgh has won two of their last 5 with one tie during that period. Minnesota has lost two straight.
60% of the action is on Pitts and 59% is on the over.
Prop Bets: Kirk Cousins under 254.5 passing yards. The price is -115. Going under. Najee Harris over 71.5 yards rushing. The price is -115. He goes over.
Coaching Matchup: Mike Tomlin over Mike Zimmer.
My Take on the game: Steelers are still in the playoff picture. They have a 20% chance of making the postseason. The Vikings have a 28% chance of getting in. A last second loss to a team that Minnesota should have beaten will linger into tonight’s game. The Ravens gave the Steelers the game by not playing for OT. Pittsburgh will be coming in with vigor. Add this to the rumors that Zimmer could be in trouble if the Vikings miss the playoffs for the third time in 4 years and I see a hangover. Take the Steelers and the over.
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