NFL Thursday Night Betting: Buccaneers vs. Vikings

Week 8 Thursday Night Football features the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traveling to Minnesota to face the Vikings. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 PM ET at the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, MN, and will be televised on the NFL Network.

The Bucs come into this game off of a loss at home to the New Orleans Saints, 35-28. Tampa held a 513-458 edge in offensive yards, including a 377-415 edge in passing yards, and held onto the ball for 7 more minutes than the Saints. While they won the stats game, they could not keep up with New Orleans QB Drew Brees, who threw for 4 touchdowns. Bucs QB Josh Freeman threw 24-of-42, for 420 yards, an 3 touchdowns. Start your Football Betting on Buccaneers vs. Vikings Game.

The Vikings are coming off of a 21-14 win at home over the Arizona Cardinals. They are now 5-2 on the season, and a perfect 4-0 at home. The Cards held edges in first downs at 21-12, passing yards, at 230-43, and total yards at 356-209. The Vikings threw 2 interceptions, while Arizona held onto the ball for 11 more minutes than Minnesota. Somehow, the Vikings pulled out the victory. QB Christian Ponder threw 8-of-17, for 58 yards, and 1 touchdown. Minnesota holds a 708-505 edge in rushing yards over their last 5 games. The Vikings have covered in each of their last 3 home games, by 17 ½, 17 ½, and ½ points.

The Bucs are 8-0 ATS as a dog coming off of a game where they scored 28 or more points. They are 4-2 ATS on the season, and 2-0 ATS as the away underdog. The underdog is 8-1 ATS in Vikings games lately. They are 0-5 ATS against the Buccaneers. Minnesota is 3-3 ATS on the year, and 1-1 ATS as the home favorite. Check the Football Betting Odds for Buccaneers vs. Vikings Game.

These two teams have met six times since 2001, with the Bucs holding a 5-1 series edge. Their last meeting, in September 2011, resulted in a 24-20 Tampa Bay victory. In that one, the Vikings were 3 point favorites. In a November 2008 matchup, the Bucs won 19-13, after they were favored by 4 points.

For Thursday night's game, the Vikings are 6 ½ point home favorites from's sportsbook odds. The over/under is set at 41 ½ points.

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