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Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings Betting Preview – Point Spread Pick

Time: 8:30 PM EST Thursday November 7, 2013, ESPN / WatchESPN

The Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins in a NFC conference match up.

In their last games Minnesota lost 27-23 to the Cowboys on the road, as a 10 point underdog. The Washington Redskins needed overtime to beat the San Diego Chargers 30-24 at home.

The Redskins won their last meeting 38-26 on Oct 14/12 in Washington as a 1 point underdog.

The Minnesota Vikings have gone Over the posted total in all of their last 5 home games, while the Redskins have a Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 road games.

The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these 2 teams.

The underdog is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games between these 2 teams.

This season Minnesota is 1-3 at home and Washington is 1-3 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Washington -2.5
Over/Under Total Line: 50
Moneyline: Redskins -140 / Vikings +120

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Washington Redskins: 3-5 SU 3-5 ATS
Minnesota Vikings: 1-7 SU 3-5 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• WASH is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
• WASH is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC.
• WASH is 13-28-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
• MINN is 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
• MINN is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC.
• MINN has gone over the posted total in 6 out of last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Washington Redskins: 17.33
Minnesota Vikings: 15.64

Key Player Injuries

[NT] 11/4/2013 – Chris Neild Ques Thursday (Calf)
[RB] 11/4/2013 – Chris Thompson Ques Thursday (Shoulder)
[LB] 10/15/2013 – Bryan Kehl I-R (Knee)
[LS] 10/15/2013 – Nick Sundberg I-R (Knee)
[LB] 10/7/2013 – Keenan Robinson I-R (Pectoral)

[RB] 11/4/2013 – Matt Asista Ques Thursday (Shoulder)
[TE] 11/4/2013 – Rhett Ellison Ques Thursday (Ankle)
[S] 11/4/2013 – Jamarca Sanford Ques Thursday (Groin)
[CB] 11/4/2013 – Chris Cook Ques Thursday (Hip)
[DT] 11/4/2013 – Fred Evans Ques Thursday (Knee)
[T] 11/4/2013 – Phil Loadhoit Ques Thursday (Concussion)
[TE] 11/4/2013 – Kyle Rudolph Out indefinitely (Foot)
[S] 10/20/2013 – Harrison Smith Elig week 15 (Toe)
[LB] 10/17/2013 – Desmond Bishop I-R (Knee)
[FB] 9/23/2013 – Zach Line I-R (Undisclosed)

Next Game
Washington @ Philadelphia
Minnesota @ Seattle

Our Selection : The Minnesota Vikings gave it their all last week and were leading late in the game before the Cowboys marched down for the winning touchdown. In Week 2 the Bears got a TD with 10 seconds left to get the 1 point win. In Week 3 the Browns scored a TD with 51 seconds left to win by 4. That’s just how the Minnesota’s season has played out.
Now this week they face a team that on paper should give their defense fits.
That being said, you could argue that with Ponder at the helm the Vikings have been much more competitive with 3 of his 5 starts games that no fault of his could have won. We’re going to take that stance. The Redskins are 1-3 straight up and against the spread on the road this season beating only Oakland who was playing with their 2nd string QB Matt Flynn at the time. Flynn’s performance in that game lead to his release shortly after the game.
The Vikings should win this game if Ponder isn’t asked to do too much. He should get a lot of help from the ground attack with the Redskins D ranking only 11th against the run and Peterson did look like he may be turning the corner on his season plagued by nagging hamstring.
The Vikings have a long list of players that are banged up and may be out on defense, so keep an eye on the injury report before you unload on this game.
Take the Minnesota Vikings +2.5 at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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