The Vikings fired head coach Brad Childress this week and that may invigorate the team including quarterback Brett Favre who has not played well this season. The Vikings are still underdogs at Washington although gamblers at Sbg global are giving them a look when they make an NFL bet.
Redskins -2.5, total 43
The Vikings are getting almost a field goal in this game against a Washington team that is nothing special. The Redskins did win last week against Tennessee but the Titans were down to their third string quarterback in that game. Washington still has their issues with quarterback Donovan McNabb and no running game.
Will Minnesota Take Off?
The question that gamblers must answer is whether or not the coaching change will inspire the Vikings. Minnesota will have defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier in charge for the rest of the season and that is good news as it couldn’t get any worse than it was under Brad Childress. The coaching change worked in Dallas as the Cowboys are a much better team with Jason Garrett running the show and the same thing might happen with the Vikings. Minnesota still has a lot of talent with Adrian Peterson running the ball and with the return of wide receiver Sidney Rice. If Favre decides he wants to play well then the Vikings can be a good team again.
You might have to take these trends with a grain of salt now that the Vikings have a new head coach but the Vikings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 12. Then Vikings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Vikings are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Poor Washington Trends
The Redskins are 5-13-1 against the NFL wagering online number in their last 19 home games. The Redskins are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite.
The Under is 5-1 in the Vikings last 6 games in November. The Over is 5-2 in the Vikings last 7 road games. The Over is 7-3 in the Redskins last 10 home games.