The Minnesota Vikings are 6-2 SU on the year and sit atop the NFC North standings, but things are far from settled in the Gopher State. The Vikes are set to make an appearance in Landover, Maryland in Week 10 when they’ll collide with the Washington Redskins.
Sportsbook opened the Redskins as 1-point home underdogs with a total of 42.5.
The biggest story in this one will be the man under center for the purple and gold. Case Keenum has led the charge for Minny in 2017 and has fared well, throwing for 1,610 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with only three interceptions. Sam Bradford, who has appeared in only two games in 2017, is set to visit the renowned Dr. James Andrews to get a professional opinion on his injured knee.
Teddy Bridgewater has been activated to the Vikings’ 53-man roster and will make his return after a year-long recovery from knee surgery. It would be a stretch to see Bridgewater return to action right away, but it’s a promising sign to see him back in the fold.
Meanwhile, the Redskins have been one of the most confusing teams in the NFL this year. They narrowly beat the San Francisco 49ers before getting hammered by the Dallas Cowboys, but they’ve also topped the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks this year. Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense will be in tough against one of the league’s best defenses, but at least they’ve proven they can rise to the occasion against good squads.
Washington has been a downright brutal bet at home, evidenced by the Redskins going 1-5 ATS in their last six appearances at FedExField.
Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick
The point spread was settled in at 2.5 for the host Washington Redskins earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook. The OVER/UNDER betting line was hovering around 43, with odds movement expected during the week at Sportsbook.
OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 22-20 victory for the Vikings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Betting fans of the Washington Redskins have seen them go 4-4 and 3-5 ATS so far this season, while the Minnesota Vikings are at 6-2 and 5-3 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Minnesota Vikings are 4-4, while the Washington Redskins are 4-3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Minnesota injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Redskins rated this week at No. 14 and the Vikings sitting at No. 7.
Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Redskins' No. 14-ranked offense (22.12 PPG) against a Minnesota Vikings defense that ranks No. 3 at 16.88 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 244.38 yards per game, more than the Vikings give up through the air (200.75 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 110.67 yards per game. The Redskins, meanwhile, rank No. 28 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Case Keenum threw a pair of TD passes in Minnesota's last match, defeating Cleveland 33-16 in Week 8 action on Sunday.
Seattle couldn't keep Rob Kelley out of the end zone in their last game and it cost them in a 17-14 loss against the Redskins.
Next Betting Matchups
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Sunday, November 19
Washington at New Orleans, Sunday, November 19