The Minnesota Vikings’ fortunes are tied to the health of Sam Bradford. The hobbled QB is questionable for this game against the Tampa Bay Bucs. That leaves coach Mike Zimmer with backup Case Keenum which might not be a bad thing. The Bucs have seen plenty of Keenum through the years and haven’t enjoyed the experience. Keenum has beaten Tampa Bay each of the last two seasons while playing for the Rams.
The Week 4 NFL betting spread favors Tampa Bay by 2-points to beat Minnesota. Kick-off is this Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bradford missed last week’s game and Minnesota lost 26-9 to the Steelers. After a Week 1 bye due to hurricane Irma, Tampa Bay won its first game of the season beating Chicago 29-7.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 4 Spread & ATS Pick
What: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium
Spread: Bucs -2
Game Total: 41
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Tampa Bay vs Minnesota
Why Bet The Tampa Bay Buccaneers To Beat The Vikings
Tampa Bay, the subject of HBO’s Hard Knocks, didn’t disappoint after putting up 29 points against the Bears last week.
QB Jameis Winston completed 18 of 30 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown. That touchdown was to WR Mike Evans, who continues to prove he’s unstoppable in one-and-one situations. Evans finished the game with seven balls for 93 yards.
The Buccaneers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and 5-2 ATS in their last seven vs. NFC.
Why Bet The Minnesota Vikings To Beat The Bucs
In the two wins over the Buccaneers the past two seasons, Keenum completed 65.12 percent of his passes for four touchdowns, one interception and a 118.8 quarterback rating.
"We probably shouldn’t be calling him a backup, because he’s beat us two years in a row," Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Wednesday. "They might be better off with him playing. He seems to have our number. It looked like the Vikings ran their offense last week."
If Bradford’s knee improves, rumors out of Minnesota is that be back under center.
“I would like to think that they’re good, but a lot of it just depends on how my knee responds when we go out there and practice this week,” Bradford said of his chances to play Sunday. “Hopefully, it’ll continue to get better. I think a large part of that is how it responds.”
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Buccaneers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Buccaneers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
- Vikings are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs. NFC.
Buccaneers Vs. Vikings Week 3 Betting Analysis
This game won’t headline on Sunday, but a bet on the Bucs will win your some bucks.