NFL betting picks: Best bets for Steelers vs Vikings
Zach Brunner provides his best NFL betting picks for Thursday Night Football, with four player props.
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Kirk Cousins over 21.5 completions (-135)
The Vikings will be playing without Dalvin Cook in this game, which should lead to quarterback Cousins passing more. It is also easier to move the ball against Pittsburgh through the air than on the ground.
While Minnesota may be without receiver Adam Thielen, Cousins should still have a solid night. He has completed at least 22 passes in three of his past four games, averaging 24.75 completions over those contests.
Kirk Cousins over 252.5 passing yards (-110)
The Steelers have given up 233.2 passing yards per game this season, but have allowed an average of 255 over the past three weeks. They also have allowed 7.4 passing yards per attempt over those three contests, which is tied for the third-most over this span.
As for Cousins, he has totaled 294 or more passing yards in three of his past four games. He should do it again with or without Thielen.
Ben Roethlisberger over 257.5 passing yards (-110)
While the Steelers have been bad against the pass recently, the Vikings have been worse. Minnesota has allowed a league-high 8.6 yards per pass attempt over their past three games. Remember, they played the Lions last week, who arguably have the worst passing attack in the NFL.
The Vikings have also allowed 286.3 passing yards on average over these three weeks, which is second-worst in the NFL. Everson Griffen is still out for the Minnesota, which really hurts their pass rush. As for Roethlisberger, he has thrown for over this total in two of the past three weeks.
Najee Harris anytime touchdown (-130)
It’s clear the Steelers should be able to move the ball against this Vikings defense. The Steelers have struggled offensively this season, but when they do have success and get the ball into the red zone, Harris has been the popular name being called.
While the rookie running back hasn’t scored the past two weeks, he found the end zone six of the seven games prior. Look for him to get back on track Thursday.