How Pros Are Betting Redskins vs. Vikings on Thursday Night Football
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Washington Redskins defensive end Jonathan Allen (left) outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (center) and defensive tackle Tim Settle (right) react.
- The Thursday Night Football matchup between the Redskins and Vikings doesn't look that exciting, but smart money is all over it.
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we detail how pros are betting the over/under.
After a great run of Thursday Night Football matchups (except for Giants vs. Patriots in Week 6), we get quite the clunker tonight with the Redskins taking on the Vikings in Minnesota.
The Vikings are 16.5-point favorites, which would have been shocking in years past. However, this just seems to be par for the course through seven weeks of the 2019 NFL season.
And despite the Redskins’ futility, Washington has not been this large of an underdog since Dec. 3, 1995 when the team closed as a 17.5-point dog against the Cowboys. The Skins did somehow win that game, 24-17.
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But no matter how ugly this matchup looks on paper, it’s still an NFL game in primetime, meaning bettors aren’t holding back from playing this historic spread.
Sharps are getting in on this game as well, but have turned their attention to the Redskins vs. Vikings over/under.
Redskins vs. Vikings Sharp Report
This total opened at 41 and professional bettors are siding with the over, as evidenced by two Sports Insights Bet Signals hitting that side.
These smart money indicators tell us that in two separate instances, action from respected bettors hit the Redskins-Vikings over, forcing oddsmakers to make market-wide adjustments.
This influx of sharp action has kicked the total up to 42. Please note that SI’s Bet Signals have yet to report wiseguy activity at the current number.
At the time of writing, the over is also attracting 62% of bets wagered on the total, suggesting it could drive even higher leading up to kickoff.