Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings— Thursday, October 24 at 8:20 p.m. EST
Moneyline: MIN: (-1300) | WAS: (+800)
Spread: MIN: -16 (-110) | WAS: +16 (-110)
Total: 42 – Over: (-110) | Under: 42 (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: MIN: 61% | WAS: 29%
If the sharp action is any indication for what we have in store for Thursday night, all fantasy owners need to start the resurgent Kirk Cousins, star running back Dalvin Cook and wide receiver Stefon Diggs with extreme confidence. According to the information provided to Sports Illustrated by Vegas Whispers, the sharps are backing the home favorite Vikings and are currently laying the more than two touchdowns of points at -16.
This game on Thursday night features two teams going in opposite directions. The Vikings have reeled off three straight wins and currently stand at 5-2 overall, just one game behind the 6-1 Green Bay Packers for first-place in the NFC North. The Vikings (5-2 SU, 5-2 ATS) are 3-0 at home this season and have covered four of their last five overall ATS. Washington (1-6 SU, 2-5 ATS) has looked dreadful in all aspects this season, with its only victory coming over the winless Miami Dolphins back in Week 6.
Cousins, who threw for four touchdowns for the second consecutive week despite losing star receiver Adam Thielen to a hamstring injury, will be extra motivated to bury his former team that he spent six seasons piloting. The veteran signal-caller also will have the added luxury of the dynamic tailback Cook, who is currently tied for the most rushing touchdowns (8) on the season. Cook has been sensational this season, topping 110 rushing yards in five of seven games, while also adding 24 receptions out of the backfield. Fantasy owners can once again expect Diggs to lead the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards for the second straight week with the expected absence of Thielen. Diggs has been phenomenal in the last two weeks, racking up 14 receptions for 309 yards and three touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, the only fantasy relevant player that should be trusted is rookie wideout Terry McLaurin, who leads all rookies in receptions (24) and touchdowns (5). McLaurin slides in as a WR2 in FulltimeFantasy’s Week 8 wide receiver rankings.
Our advice is to grab this number now before it reaches the prime number of 17.
The Play: Vikings -16
- Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games overall.
- Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games overall.
- Minnesota is 39-16-1 ATS in its last 56 home games.
- The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota.
- The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between the Vikings and Redskins.
- The Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 meetings with Minnesota.
Season record: 0-1