Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins - 10/24/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Redskins (1-6) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
NFL Football: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:20 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -15.5 -- Over/Under: 42
TV: FOX, NFL
The Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings meet Thursday in NFL action at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Washington Redskins look for a victory to rebound from a brutal 1-6 start. The Washington Redskins have lost two of their last three road games. Case Keenum is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 1,213 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Keenum has two or more touchdown passes in four of his six games. Terry McLaurin and Chris Thompson have combined for 695 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Trey Quinn has 22 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 84.7 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 307 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Washington is allowing 25.1 points and 370.4 yards per game. Landon Collins leads the Washington Redskins with 59 tackles, Jonathan Allen has three sacks and Quinton Dunbar has three interceptions.
The Minnesota Vikings look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Minnesota Vikings have won six of their last seven home games. Kirk Cousins is completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 1,711 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 16 games. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have combined for 953 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Dalvin Cook has 24 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 160 yards per contest, and Cook leads the way with 725 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 17.6 points and 327.9 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 61 tackles, Danielle Hunter has seven sacks and Anthony Harris has two interceptions.
The Redskins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 39-16-1 ATS in their last 56 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Redskins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The under is 9-4 in Vikings last 13 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Redskins last 4 games overall.
The Washington Redskins have covered seven of their last 10 games as a double-digit underdog. The Minnesota Vikings are 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a double-digit favorite. If it weren't for the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Redskins would easily be the worst team in the league, as the defensive effort is slacking off and the offense has produced seven or less points in three of their last four games. The Minnesota Vikings are enjoying their best stretch of the season thanks to improved quarterback play, and they're averaging wins by 16 points during their three-game winning streak. This is a lot of points to lay on a quick turnaround, but the Redskins are that bad and it's not going to change when playing in one of the toughest stadiums in the game. I don't lay these numbers personally, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the chalk.