Online NFL Wagering Holding Out on Vikings Once Again
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a wild start to the 2017 online NFL wagering season. The Bucs were slated to face their Floridian rivals, the Miami Dolphins, in their 2017 opener. Hurricane Irma had other plans however, as the incoming storm forced the game to be postponed. The Dolphins will now face Tampa Bay in Week 10, when both teams were expected to have a Bye Week. With another hurricane inching towards Florida, one has to wonder if any more Florida-based contest will be postponed.
One thing NFL betting sites are pretty certain of is that this Sunday’s contest featuring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be postponed. That’s because the Bucs are schedule to travel to Minneapolis this weekend, far away from any potential storm. So what kind of chances are the online NFL wagering odds giving Tampa Bay this Sunday?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, September 24th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Wagering Odds:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TBP
Minnesota Vikings TBP
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It seems that online NFL wagering bookmakers have not yet their minds up about the Bucs, which makes perfect sense considering that we’ve only seen Tampa Bay compete in a single game this season. In their 2017 debut, which occurred in Week 2, the Bucs managed to put on a strong 29-7 performance over their opponent. Granted, their opponent just happened to be the Chicago Bears.
The Bears are far from being considered a playoff contender. Naturally, Chicago struggled tremendously against a team that fits that bill. Starting quarterback Jameis Winston was able to carve the Bears’ secondary up for 204 yards, 1 touchdown and a 91.5 passer rating. Tampa Bay’s running game found a good measure of success as well, finishing the day with 117 yards.
Against the Vikings, the Bucs will now have a solid opportunity to showcase just how capable their offense is. Additionally, while the Vikings don’t have the most elite offense in the NFC North, Sam Bradford and company still pose a respectable threat.
The Vikings picked up an early-season win over the New Orleans Saints 29-19 in opening week. Minnesota had a good day on the ground as rookie running back Dalvin Cook finished the day with 127 rushing yards. Stefon Diggs, a 2015 5th round draft pick, also had a breakout game as he earned 93 receiving yards.
Minnesota looked great in their debut and had many fans excited about how this season would shape up. But a Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers quickly let their fans know that Minnesota still has plenty of ground to cover. Minnesota was without Bradford in their contest against Pittsburgh, but the starting quarterback is expected to return this weekend. The Vikings have announced that Bradford is suffering from a bone bruise. Either way, players who bet on NFL games should probably side with Tampa Bay on this one.