The Minnesota Vikings have found their groove, and now, the high-scoring offense led by Kirk Cousins will face the Washington Redskins, who laid a big fat egg in Week 7’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Will the Vikings extend their winning streak? Or will the Redskins stop Cousins and company? Going into the game, the sportsbook favors the home team by 15.5-points.
Betting Preview for the Washington Redskins vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Regular Season Week 8 Game on October 24, 2019
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Washington Redskins (1-6)
There are still no signs of Dwayne Haskins becoming a regular starter for the Redskins this season. In Week 7, Washington stuck with Case Keenum, who passed for just 77 yards on 9-of-12 completions in a 9-0 shutout loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers. Granted that the Niners’ defense is among the best in the NFL, Washington needs a change, and Haskins could be the guy for the Redskins to get that for them. That being said, that the Redskins were getting embarrassed by San Francisco and still not sending Haskins to the field spoke a lot about how ready the rookie is in the eyes of Washington’s coaching staff. The Redskins are scoring just 12.9 points per game and generating 267.6 total yards per contest this season.
The under is 2-0 in the Redskins’ last two road games.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
Maybe, Kirk Cousins really deserve all that money he Vikings are paying him to be their starting quarterback. Cousins blew up again on Sunday, going 24 for 34 for 337 passing yards and four touchdowns without an interception in a 42-30 win in a shootout with the Detroit Lions at home. With that performance, Cousins has now passed for at least 300 yards in each of Minnesota’s last three games with 10 passing touchdowns over that span. Cousins may be without one of his top weapons in Week 8, though, as wide receiver Adam Thielen exited the Detroit game with a hamstring injury. However, it was reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network that Thielen is “optimistic” that he’ll be able to suit up for Minnesota against Washington.
The Vikings are 3-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last three home games.
The Vikings win, 28-13.
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