The good lord, whom people who bet on NFL may or may not believe in, must have turned Bridgewater into Bridgewine, because the Minnesota Vikings QB’s recovery is being deemed nothing short of a miracle. Quick, someone get in touch with Francis! But the true miracle here is that the Vikes have gone 6-2 SU and ATS in six Case Keenum starts (it will be seven against the Washington Redskins). By the way, do you think that Nordic settlers in Minnesota, especially not having yet mastered the English language, might refer to American football betting as ‘betting games for football’?
Sunday's game will feel more like a divisional contest.
It'll mark the 7th time in 8 years the #Vikings will face the Redskins.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 9, 2017
- Date: Sunday, 12th November
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: FedExField
- Sportsbook online odds:
Vikings -1½ (-110) 42 (-110) -125
Redskins +1½ (-110) 42 (-110) +105
The post-bye syndrome
The Vikings won four straight games and covered in three straight before going on their bye week, which instantly brings bad memories of last season, when the Vikes started the season 5-0 only to lose four straight after returning from their week off. Their post-bye 8-3 record effectively made them the seventh team to miss the postseason after winning their first five regular season games. “Just how crazy the NFL can be,” linebacker Anthony Barr said. “You can be at the top one day and at the bottom the next. So it’s just about being consistent, continuing to stick to your routine, just execute, stay focused and just focus on this next game.” cornerback Xavier Rhodes is not worried, though. “It had nothing to do with going into a bye week and being 5-0 and being whatever after that. For this year, we’re just going to keep playing football and take it one game at time.” Notwithstanding that, people who bet on NFL should know that the Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games after a bye week.
By the Redskins of their teeth
The Skins snapped a two-game losing streak, as well as a four-game ATS skid, but most importantly, showed they can upset a big-name team, which is what they did, 17-14 against the Seahawks on Sunday. The Redskins lived up to their name by there being so few of them, but even with a depleted roster they were able to escape Seattle with the win and with renewed hopes for the season too. The question we must ask ourselves now is whether the Skins have it in them to do it again or whether the previous week’s feat took too much out of them. Not an answer to that question, but the Redskins are 1-5 SU in their last six games following a win. People who bet on NFL can make of that what they will. They’re also 1-5 ATS in their last six home games, but then the Vikes are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games on the road, so that one’s pretty much a tossup. The one thing that both teams might agree on is the total; the Vikings have gone over in their last two games, while the Skins have done likewise in four of their last five.