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Fading Vikings Search for End to Slide in Washington

Sam Bradford Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings search for an end to the three-game straight-up losing streak that has threatened their hold on first place in the NFC North when they take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon in an NFL Week 10 matchup at FedExField.

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Redskins' last eight games with a closing total of 42.5 or less.
  • The Vikings are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after consecutive ATS losses.

Last weekend, the Vikings fell 22-16 in Detroit as 5-point road chalk, and open as underdogs for the first time in six games. Minnesota has averaged just 12 points per game during its slide, and rides a three-game ATS losing streak for the first time since 2013, ending an impressive 19-2 ATS run.

The Redskins return from a bye looking to end a two-game SU slide. Washington has won two straight SU at home, but is favored for just the second time in five, and is a dismal 1-8 ATS in nine as betting chalk. The Redskins settled for a 27-27 draw with Cincinnati as 3-point road underdogs two weeks ago, but surrendered just 17.5 ppg over their previous four.

The Vikings have held the upper hand in recent dates with the Redskins, winning seven of 10 SU, 4-6 ATS, but were handed a 38-26 beating as 2.5-point chalk in their last visit to the nation's capital four years ago.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Minnesota Vikings listed as 1.5-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 42 over at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 27-19 result in favor of the Redskins on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Washington Redskins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington will face the 5-3 Minnesota Vikings, who own a 5-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Redskins are 6-2 so far this season while the Vikings are 2-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Redskins - Vikings odds would favor the Vikings if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 14 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Vikings sit at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Redskins No. 14-ranked offense (23.25 PPG) against a Minnesota Vikings defense that ranks No. 1 at 15.75 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 298.75 yards per game, more than the Vikings give up through the air (205.75 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Vikings own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 107 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Vikings suffered a Week 9 loss against Detroit in their last game, falling 22-16 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

In Washington's last outing, Kirk Cousins threw for 458 yards in a losing cause against the Bengals, 27-27 at Wembley Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 19-5 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 13 games
  • Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Arizona, Sunday, November 20th
Washington home to Green Bay, Sunday, November 20th