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Vikings visit Redskins in Week 16 NFL clash

Minnesota VikingsWashington Redskins
Dec 24, 1:00 PM | Grass of FedExField

Minnesota Vikings vs Washington Redskins Odds

2-12TEAM RECORD5-9

The road team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins but the host Skins seem better equipped to win here in Week 16.

Washington upset the Giants last week and appear primed to finish strong in 2011, while the Vikes seem ready to mail in the season sitting at 2-12.

That sentiment is reflected in the Week 16 point spread where the Vikings are 7-point road underdogs. Minny has also won just 3 of its past 19 road games.

The Vikings have also won just twice in their past 19 games as an underdog.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Redskins as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total is listed at 43.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Redskins, currently No. 21 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Vikings, who rate No. 25 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 19-14 victory for the Redskins.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 18 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 29 PPG. The Redskins aerial game is averaging 233.6 yards per game, less than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 260.4 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 98.6 yards per game. Washington, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Minnesota was a 42-20 loser in its last match at home against the Saints. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 62 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Washington was a 23-10 winner on the road against the Giants. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Redskins grabbed a Week 15 victory over the Giants in their last game, winning 23-10 at MetLife Stadium.

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 3-7

Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few Vikings at Redskins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Chicago, Sunday, January 1
Washington at Philadelphia, Sunday, January 1

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