Week 8’s NFL offering of Thursday Night Football may be the worst we have seen this season as the Washington Redskins head to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. The Vikings are riding high at 5-2 on a three-game win streak while the Redskins have a temporary head coach and are just 1-6.
Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings
U.S. Bank Stadium, 8:20pm ET Thursday October 24th, 2019
1u – Minnesota Vikings -15.5 @ -110
- Per statschecker, the Minnesota Vikings are 3-0 ATS at home this season
- Per statschecker, the Washington Redskins are 2-5 ATS this season
This game has the chance to get messy very quickly. With Adrian Peterson suffering a high ankle sprain the Redskins are reeling at running back to go with every other offensive position. After playing in a monsoon on Sunday they have to travel to Minnesota on a short week against a team who are looking really good right now. 15.5 points is a lot and it would not surprise me if there was a late cover in this game, but the Vikings are 5-0 ATS this season as underdogs and have far too much talent for this Redskins team.
1u – Minnesota Vikings Over 27.5 Total Points @ -117
- The Minnesota Vikings have averaged 36 points per game the last three weeks
- The Washington Redskins have allowed over 30 points in four games this season
This game could get messy quickly for the Redskins defense. The Vikings offense has been absolutely rolling the last three weeks and has had a lot of success indoors. In their four games indoors this season they have scored 142 total points, at an average of 35.5 points per game. In all four of those games they have scored 28 or more points. The Vikings offense seems to have figured things out and it is hard to see how a reeling Redskins team can stop them.
By Ben Rolfe