Sportsbook Odds Vikings vs. Steelers; Donald Trump Gains on Jeb Bush

The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 Hall-of-Fame game kick off American tackle football betting 2015. The game is on NBC with kickoff scheduled a bit after 8:00 ET. 

After opening up as two-point favorites, the Minnesota Vikings are now laying 3.5 across the board. The total opened at 34 and is evenly split among the best sportbooks between 34 and 34.5. Though the betting public has a predilection towards betting favorites, the first two weeks of preseason are an exemption. Currently 56 percent of against the spread bets have been placed on Pittsburgh, with 61 percent of money line wagers plopped on the puppy. A slight majority of 55 percent expects the game to exceed the total.

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Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy of takes a look at the Vikings-Steelers clash from a professional gambling standpoint.

NFLX commences in full swing next Thursday. Widely available lines have not been posted either offshore or in Las Vegas. However, BetOnline has low-limit pointspreads and totals listed.

In other gambling news, we look to the Republican primary for President. Though the bookmakers have generally discounted Donald Trump’s poll numbers, the Donald is now climbing in the odds to be the Republican nominee.

Following the Fox News presidential debate, Trump is now 6/1 to win his alleged party’s nomination, putting him third behind Jeb Bush at 5/4 and Scott Walker at 5/2. Marco Rubio is a notch below Trump at 7/1.

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