Minnesota vs Washington Betting
Headline: Viking Look to Add Washington to their List of Casualties in Week 6
The surprising Minnesota Vikings look to go 5-1 on the season when they pay visit to the improving but banged up Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire offensively but Washington has stopped nobody on defense.
Minnesota Vikings (4-1) vs. Washington Redskins (2-3)
Date/Time: Sunday, October 14, 4:25 PM
Venue: FedEx Field
Vikes vs. Skins Betting Lines from GTBets.eu
Spread: Skins -1 1/2 (-115)
Moneyline: Not Available
Over/Under: Not Available
RG III is coming off a concussion – without him on top of his game the outcome is very predictable but with him playing worry free this game becomes very intriguing indeed.
The Minnesota Vikings are arguably the biggest surprise in the NFL so far this young season – 4-1 with a below average passing game, a decent running game and a defense that appears to be overachieving – the Special Teams have certainly helped get this team to top spot in the NFC North though.
The difference this year over last for Minnesota is Christian Ponder and his ability to limit mistakes completing 69 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and two interceptions while being sacked nine times. He and the passing game are 24th in the NFL with Percy Harvin and Kyle Rudolf becoming household names.
Adrian Peterson is averaging 4.4 yards per carry with two touchdowns – he has the Vikes running game 9th in the NFL with an average of 133 yards per game. As the season wears on you have to think that AP will get stronger and the Vikings will become more of a threat.
Minnesota’s defense has been very good so far this season – 14th against the pass and a very good 6th versus the run. They are allowing just 15.80 points per game – good for sixth in the NFL.
That silence you are hearing is the Redskins nation holding their collective breaths, waiting for the confirmation that RG III will be OK for Sunday. His concussion appears to be OK but anything can happen with head injuries. Without him, the Redskins held tough last week against Atlanta but Griffin’s availability will be necessary against Minnesota.
Washington has assembled the 17th ranked passing game so far this season and they are 4th best in the NFL in rushing, thanks in large part to RG III. Alfred Morris has been a god send for the team and is proving to be a handful out of the backfield. A healthy Pierre Garcon would be nice as well – he looks like he is on the road to recovery.
The problem with the Redskins has been their defense – period! They are giving up 29.40 points per game – 28th in the NFL, they are 10th versus the run but they are 31st against the pass allowing an astounding 328.60 yards per game.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
- Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games when playing Minnesota
This game depends solely on Robert Griffin’s health. It looks like he is going to play. I can’t help but think he will be a tad tentative on the field. The Skins’ defense aint going to stop anyone and I don’t think that Griffin II will be able to do enough as per usual. The Vikings go to 5-1 with Adrian Peterson having a huge day.
Pick: Minnesota Vikings +1 1/2