2017 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 17, 2017
This pick was released to clients on September 17, 2021 at 2:45PM ET.
Minnesota at Pittsburgh
Sunday 09/17 01:00 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Minnesota +7 (-130) (risk 1.5 to return 2.65) RESULT: LOSS
Minnesota upgraded the offensive line and the ground game in the offseason with rookie RB Dalvin Cook. The team looks solid across the board, and is coming off a 29-19 win over the Saints. The new and improved ground attack had 129 yards (Cook had 127, 5.8 yards per carry) and QB Sam Bradford was 27-of-32 for 346 yards, three TDs, no picks, only one sack. The Vikings are on a 39-17 ATS run, including 12-5 ATS against winning teams. Minnesota is on short rest after winning Monday night, but the team is 17-7 against the spread when playing on six or fewer days of rest. Pittsburgh won the opener but was fortunate to do so against the always rebuilding Browns, winning 21-18 as nine-point chalk. The team was not in mid-season form with 13 penalties, as the offense was 5-of-13 on third down and had a turnover. They are banged up at linebacker and the secondary is stocked with young players, making this a great spot for the talented dog to keep it close. Go with the points and Minnesota.
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