Buccaneers vs Vikings Odds and Predictions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) will take on Minnesota Vikings (6-6) in a crucial Week 14 clash with heavy playoff implications on the line. The Buccaneers will be aiming to get back their form after two consecutive losses.
The Bucs are currently at the 2nd spot in NFC South with 7 wins and 5 defeats. The home advantage will be on the side of the Bucs as they will welcome the Vikings at the Raymond James Stadium, the home of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Minnesota Vikings are looking confident after winning two back-to-back games. They will try their best to defeat the Buccaneers and get an edge in the NFC wild card race.
They are currently sitting in the 2nd spot in NFC North with 6 wins and 6 losses. The injury of linebacker Eric Kendricks is a bit of worry for the Vikings before the big encounter.
The Buccaneers are obviously the home favorites but Vikings after making into the playoff by beating the Jaguars would be beaming with confidence as they head for Week 14 clash with the Bucs.
Buccaneers vs Vikings Odds and Predictions
Vikings vs Buccaneers Odds and Predictions : Recent Form
Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced a 34-23 defeat to New Orlean Saints in the opening game of this season. However, they seemed in good touch after that as they pulled out 3 consecutive wins over teams like the Panthers, Broncos, and Chargers.
Their next game ended in a close defeat to Chicago Bears (20-19). The Bucs crushed the Packers and the Raiders in the next 2 games.
They will be facing Minnesota Vikings after being on the losing side in two consecutive games, first against the Los Angeles Rams and second against Kansas City Chiefs, both the games ended with a final score of 27-24.
Minnesota Vikings faced defeat in the opening game against Green Bay Packers. They bounced back and defeated Cols in the next game with a 28-11 margin.
They managed to win 5 of the next 10 games. The Vikings seemed to lose momentum after the 40-23 defeat to Atlanta Falcons, but they defeated the Packers, Lions, and Bears in the next games.
They will lock horns with the Buccaneers after two narrow wins against the Panthers and Jaguars.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a 50% win record in the last 6 home games. Minnesota Vikings, on the other hand, have won 3 out of their last 5 away games.
Buccaneers vs Vikings Odds and Predictions: H2H
The two teams have played against each other 55 times. Minnesota Vikings won 33 of them, while Tampa Bay Buccaneers were on the winning side on 22 occasions.
If we talk about the last 5 matches, the Vikings won 2 games, and the Bucs won 3.
The last time when these two teams met each other was on 24 September 2017. The match ended with a 34-17 victory for Minnesota Vikings.
Buccaneers vs Vikings: Players to Watch Out
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a strong team in passing. Quarterback Tom Brady is looking in great touch. With 3,300 rushing yards with a completion percentage of 64.8%, he currently ranks 7th in the NFL Player Passing Stats of this season.
The Vikings will rely on Kirk Cousins who has completed 3,073 passing yards. He has 26 touchdowns to his name so far.
Ronald Jones II is the key player for the Bucs in rushing. He has already made 163 rushing attempts and gained 820 rushing yards. The Vikings’ rushing looks great due to the presence of star player Dalvin Cook. Cook has completed 219 rushing attempts and 1,130 rushing yards as of now.
Mike Evans has given a consistent performance for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in receiving. His average of yards per reception stands at 12.8 this season with 11 receiving touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski is another dependable player for the Bucs. Gronkowski has gained 42.1 receiving yards per game in the current NFL season.
The Vikings’ receiving department depends on players like Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. Jefferson has eclipsed 1,039 receiving yards so far. Thielen has gained 646 rushing yards with 11 receiving touchdowns.
Linebacker Devin White is leading the defense panel for the Bucs. He has completed a total of 109 tackles this season. In the absence of Eric Kendricks, Eric Wilson will be the most crucial player in defense. Wilson has completed 45 solo tackles this season.
Talking about kicking, Ryan Succop has been very impressive. He has maintained a 91.7% of field goals for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 12 games. For Minnesota Vikings, Dan Bailey has performed well in kicking with 83.3% of field goals.
Buccaneers vs Vikings Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The head to head clash between Vikings and Buccaneers suggests Vikings to have edge over the Bucs. But Bucs have been highly impressive this season though they are on a 2 games losing streak ads of now.
Players from both teams are expected to play their hearts for the all-important game this Sunday. The team whose QB's excel have so have won the match too and this Sunday it will be an exciting quarterback matchup between Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins. Fans can expect many thrills and surprises in the high-voltage clash.
Most of the predictions and betting platforms are suggesting a home win for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As per the odds via BETMGM,
Money line for Vikings are : +240 (bet $100 to win $240) and for Buccaneers -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
Spread for Vikings is +6.5, -105 (bet $105 to win $100) and for Buccaneers is-6.5, -115 (bet $115 to win $100)
Bookies.com has given 1.36 betting in favor of the Buccaneers, while the odds for the Vikings are 3.45.
Oddschecker is another well-known platform for providing betting tips. As per them, the odds are 4/11 in favor of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and 27/11 for Minnesota Vikings.