Redskins vs Vikings Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/24/2019
Case Keenum and the Washington Redskins head to U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Minnesota Vikings. Washington opens this game as 14-point dogs. The over/under opens at 40. The Redskins are 1-6-0 ATS and 3-4-0 when betting on the total. The Vikings are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Washington Redskins took on the San Francisco 49ers and lost 9-0. Adrian Peterson paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 81 yards on 20 carries which meant he was running for 4.1 yards per carry. Trey Quinn was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 30 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 15.0 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Redskins was Case Keenum who went 9/12 with 77 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Washington Redskins rushed the ball a total of 26 times and earned 104 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. Overall, they finished with a total of 41 plays for a total of 154 yards. For the game, the Redskins racked up 10 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 47 yards. When discussing the defense, Washington gave up 12 catches on 21 attempts for a total of 146 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 283 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Redskins gave up 137 yards on 39 attempts which is an average of 3.5 yards per run allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Seahawks vs Falcons game.
Redskins Dip to 1-6 After Loss
The Redskins step onto the field holding a record of 1-6 for 2019. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 13 points per contest, which has them at 30th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 85 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th among NFC teams. For total yardage, they rank 15th in the NFC and 28th among all NFL teams with 1,873 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Redskins have compiled a total of 9 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Redskins have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 25.1 points per contest which has them at 9th among NFC teams. In discussing yards rushing, Washington is allowing 134.4 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the NFC East and 27th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rush which has them at 11th in the conference and 21st among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have conceded 593 yards rushing through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redskins have conceded 1,652 yards. Teams are completing 71.0% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.5 yards per attempt. They have allowed 14 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs.
In their last contest, the Minnesota Vikings took on the Detroit Lions and won 42-30. Leading the way at QB for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 24/34 with 337 yards through the air and added 4 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards and he notched 2 TD's in the game. He ran for a total of 142 yards on 25 carries which gave him an average of 5.7 yards per run. Stefon Diggs was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 142 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 20.3 yards per reception during the game. Use the sportbooks' NFL season win totals number against them. The Minnesota Vikings ran the ball a total of 37 times and racked up a total of 166 yards earning them an average of 4.5 yards per run. On the day, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 503 yards. In the game, the Vikings had a total of 32 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 60 yards. In terms of defense, Minnesota allowed 30 catches on 45 throws totaling 352 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Overall, they conceded a total of 433 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Vikings allowed 81 yards on 20 attempts which is an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Vikings are Now 5-2 After Win
The Vikings head into this matchup 5-2. Minnesota has made teams respect their running game by averaging 160 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 3rd in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 1,120 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Vikings average 391 yards per game overall ranking them 6th in the NFL and 3rd in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Vikings sit in 1st among NFC North teams and 6th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 27.4 points per game.
The Vikings are allowing 17.6 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the division and 6th among NFL teams. In terms of points given up, they have given up 123 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 90 yards per game which puts them at 7th in the league and 1st among NFC North teams. In 2019, they have allowed 630 yards rushing and 1 rushing TD. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the NFL. They are allowing 238 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Vikings are currently ranked 8th in the NFC. They have allowed 14 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Redskins/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Redskins +14
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