The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the hot Minnesota Vikings in Week 14, as Tom Brady and company look to arrest their losing skid. Will the Bucs prevent a three-game losing streak? Or will the Vikings extend their own unbeaten run to three games? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Regular Season Week 14 Game on December 13, 2020
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
When: Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (+6.5)
Regular Season Record: 6-6
The Vikings escaped Week 13 with a 27-24 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at home. The Vikings have won both of their last two games and have gone 5-1 over their last six contests after going 1-5 in the first six weeks of the season. The Vikings are seeing the emergence of wide receiver Justin Jefferson as a star. The rookie out of LSU caught nine passes on 12 targets for 121 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Jags game. His ability to stretch the field together with Adam Thielen creates extra space for running back Dalvin Cook and allows more breathing room in the pocket for Kirk Cousins. Jefferson is going to be a problem for Tampa Bay’s defense that has been gashed for a lot of yards of late. The Bucs have allowed 832 passing yards and six touchdowns, while recording just two sacks over their last pair of games.
The Vikings, who are averaging 26.6 points per game, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four contests.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6.5)
Regular Season Record: 7-5
Tom Brady and the Bucs are on a skid, having their last two games. They fell prey to the Los Angeles Rams and to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10 and 11, respectively, before taking a break in Week 13. One thing about the Bucs is that they are well-rested going into this matchup against Minnesota, plus they didn’t have to travel, as both the Rams and Chiefs games were done down in Tampa. In their 27-24 loss to the Chiefs, Brady passed for 342 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-41 completions, but he also shot his team in the foot with three interceptions thrown. Brady has been picked four times in the last two games, but he’s due for a clean performance against a Minnesota team that didn’t look good in its win over an eternally floundering team in the form of the Jaguars. Tampa Bay’s defense seems ready to stop Dalvin Cook, as the Bucs are tops in the league with just 74.2 rushing yards allowed per game.
The under is 3-1 in the Buccaneers’ last four home games.
The Buccaneers win, 30-24.
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