NFL betting handicappers are having a difficult time in getting a handle on the Washington Redskins as they are one of the most unpredictable teams in NFL gambling.
The Washington Redskins will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with a telecast on FOX set to kickoff at 1:05 PM ET. Be sure and check Sports-Gambling for the side and total odds on this one and to open your account. The Redskins are still in the wild card playoff race but face a potentially dangerous Vikings team playing for a new head coach.
The Washington Redskins have a record of 5-5 straight up and 5-4-1 with the NFL gambling odds after their 19-16 upset win as 7 point dogs at Tennessee which snapped a 2 game losing streak. Washington has been a tough team for handicappers to evaluate as they seem to come through when written of and then fail when praised.
The Redskins rank dead last in the NFL for total defense while the offense has improved to rank 15th in the NFL. Donovan McNabb bounced back at Tennessee after a terrible game the previous week against Philadelphia but still has a subpar QB rating of 76.1 with a bad 10/12 touchdown/interception ratio.
Brad Childress was fired as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings after their blowout home loss last Sunday to the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings now stand with a record of 3-7 straight up and 2-8 against the spread after their 4th betting on NFL football loss in their last 5 games.
Speaking of struggling quarterbacks Brett Favre certainly is in the same area code as McNabb with his 69.8 QB rating and horrible 10/17 TD/INT ratio. The key to the offense besides Favre’s reckless turnovers has been running back Adrian Peterson who leads the team with 980 yards and a 4.6 yards per carry average.
Leslie Frazier, who was the defensive coordinator, takes over for Childress with the “interim” tag for the rest of the season. Frazier’s defense ranked a decent 10th overall although 19th for points allowed. A coaching change helped that NFL betting fortunes of Dallas the past 2 weeks so that is an intangible to consider here.