Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings

Football betting on Saturday, August 23rd for Week 3 of the preseason will be focused on the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings since the game is being televised on CBS.

The game should be very competitive in terms of NFL betting odds since both teams are considered playoff contenders this season.

Football betting on Pittsburgh is focused on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He should get a lot of playing time in this matchup although new backup quarterback Byron Leftwich should see action according to NFL betting information. The running game for Pittsburgh looks good according to NFL betting stats with Willie Parker and rookie Rashard Mendenhall.

Minnesota is led by running back Adrian Peterson who thrilled football betting gamblers a year ago. He teams with Chester Taylor to give the Vikings one of the most feared running attacks in all of football. The attention in Minnesota during the preseason according to football betting experts has been on quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. If he plays well this season many football betting experts believe that the Vikings could win the NFC. They are helped at receiver this season by Bernard Berrian who they got in the off-season according to football betting information.

The third preseason game of the season is a time when most coaches do some game planning and play their starters more than at any other time during the preseason. That should make for an exciting football betting contest between the Steelers and Vikings on Saturday.

A football betting statistic to keep an eye on will apply to the NFL betting line in this game. If the Vikings are an underdog then they would be worth a serious look in football betting. The Vikings are 21-12-1 as an underdog in football betting preseason action during the past 18 years.

If you are a totals player in football betting you might look at this game to go under the total. The Vikings have upgraded their defense and now have a pass rush with Jared Allen while the Steelers always seem to have an excellent defense that impacts football betting lines.