Pittsburgh Steelers versus Minnesota Vikings NFL Preseason Pro Football Betting Preview

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The NFL 2015 preseason gets underway with the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday August 9th as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Minnesota Vikings. Play gets underway from a neutral field in Canton Ohio at 8PM Eastern Time and NBC TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the Minnesota Vikings the -3 ½ point favorite with an over under line set at 35 points. Those playing on Minnesota on the money line will lay -155 odds with the return on the underdog Pittsburgh Steelers at +135 odds on the money line.

Minnesota was able to put some closure on the Adrian Peterson saga as he was able to return to the NFL after serving a suspension last year. Peterson is signed with the team but will not see any carries in the preseason. Teddy Bridgewater returns for his sophomore season for the Vikings. The first round pick started 12 games for Minnesota last year and threw for 2919 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 picks. There is a veteran backing up Bridgewater in former 49er, Rams and Lion Shaun Hill. He started eight games for St Louis last year and had eight touchdown and seven picks. Taylor Heinicke a rookie out of Old Dominion is the third string and should see some time in the second half. In his time at Old Dominion he threw for 132 touchdown passes. Sitting as the fourth string is former Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka. He saw mop up action in four games in 2011 for Philadelphia with no touchdowns and two picks hitting on 11 of 16 for 107 yards.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is coming off a very good 2014 campaign where he threw for 4952 yards a career high with 32 touchdowns and nine picks. In the quarterback rotation behind Big Ben are veteran Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones and Tajh Boyd. Gradkowski has 20 starts over his nine year career. Landry Jones has a good skillset but will not get an opportunity for some time with Roethlisberger under center. Boyd will have trouble making the Steelers.

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