Vikings Redskins Betting – Frazier Makes Coaching Debut In Nation’s Capital Sunday
After the turmoil and controversy that comes with a projected Super Bowl favorite opening the year with three wins through its first ten games, the Minnesota Vikings cut ties with head coach Brad Childress Monday. While that decision was about more than wins and losses, securing victories will be all that is important to new head coach Leslie Frazier when he makes his debut this week against the Washington Redskins.
NFL Betting: Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Redskins
Online Sports Betting Odds: Washington – 2.5
Frazier was promoted from defensive coordinator, and is already regarded as one of the top young coaching minds in the business. He’ll get his first test against a Redskins’ team that return home after they snapped a mini two-game slide with a 19-16 overtime win against the Tennessee Titans.
Why To Bet On The Vikings?
Minnesota has been unable to string together consecutive wins all football betting season, an accomplishment that this team is too talented not to have completed to this point. The Vikings are overdue for a road win as well, without one through their first five tries, and Frazier should have his troops motivated for this week. According to reports, there were several players in the Minnesota locker room that privately lobbied against Childress, voicing their displeasure for him behind the scenes. The coaching change alone should be motivation for those players, who will step up with a new leader. The Redskins rank near the bottom of the league against both the run and the pass, so the offense will get to pick their poison.
Why To Bet On The Redskins?
The Redskins remain one of the great enigmas in this league. Two weeks after being benched on the final drive of a 37-25 loss to the Detroit Lions, quarterback Donovan McNabb threw for 376 yards and a touchdown to lead Washington to a 19-16 overtime win at the Tennessee Titans. What makes it even more impressive is that they did it without running back Clinton Portis, with Keiland Williams picking up the slack after Portis was injured. Washington has won consecutive games only once this season, and two of their five victories overall have come in overtime, but if they are going to remain in the NFC playoff picture that will have to change soon.
How The Game Will Play Out
Several Vikings’ players came out through the media and rallied against Childress, so it is no surprise that he finally got the axe this week. With Frazier now in control, expect for those same players to commit with their best games of the season now that they have their man in control. Minnesota has not won on the road this season, but the Redskins have played under .500 at FedEx Field this year, making this the perfect situation for the Vikings to secure their first win away from home.
Vikings Redskins Betting Pick: Vikings