WE continue to find winners in our NFL tips and look to stay hot ahead of a big night of action.
Here’s our best bets for the action ahead:
Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Redskins
The Vikings return from a bye week by heading to the nation’s capital to take on Kirk Cousins and the Redskins.
Money has poured in early and fast on the home side and before getting into particulars we’re going to say this; go get on Washington now before the odds drop.
After opening at 2.5 underdogs most agencies have them down to 1.0/1.5 and we won’t be surprised to see them as a PK by kick off.
Minnesota’s defence has been their saviour throughout this season already, and the team is giving up the fewest big-yardage plays in the NFL (44) – this means 11+ rush yards or 15+pass yards per play.
The Vikings also own the fourth best defence in in the league, allowing just 16.9 points per game. That being said, they’ve had an extremely favourable schedule to date and that involves coming up against some sub-par QB’s.
Cousins has managed to get the best out of this Redskins offence and the team is returning home after a huge win in Seattle. In any game of this magnitude you have to start with the two men under centre, and the simple fact is we talk Cousins over Case Keenum every day of the week.
Minnesota has failed to cover in any road game this season and it simply doesn’t make sense as to how they’re favoured in DC.
The Vikings are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games following a bye week and they’ve covered just twice in their last nine road games. Meanwhile the Redskins seem to love this time of the season, and have covered their last five straight games in November.
More importantly, the home team is 5-0 against the spread in the last five straight meetings between the pair, while the underdog has covered four of the last five overall.
Take the Redskins now – simple.
Tip: Washington Redskins @ $2.30 (Ladbrokes)
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
We love what we’re getting for the Bears right now, even if the best price has since slipped beyond us.
Chicago own one of the best pass rush defences in the league and they’ll certainly get to Brett Hundley in the pocket.
The Bears have had plenty of time to prepare for this one and in a match up at Soldier Field we like Chicago in almost every match up here.
While Mitch Trubisky is still finding his feet in the NFL this is one of the few match ups he’ll have this season where he is in fact the more ready QB lining up to start.
The home side will also have the advantage in running the football – the Bears currently average 130.1 rushing yards per game, which should see them enjoy success on the ground against this Packers D.
The Packers are currently allowing an average of 5.7 yards per play and they were exposed time and again by a Detroit team in their last start. Their secondary allowed the Lions receivers to get open almost every other possession and while Trubisky isn’t quite the thrower that Matthew Stafford is he will still get time and space to find his open receivers.
Green Bay’s D is allowing 357.4 yards per game and that number will continue to grow as the season goes on – mainly because Hundley isn’t capable of keeping the offence on the field for long enough to allow the defence any rest.
The Packers have failed to cover the line in their last four games following a bye week, while the Bears are a perfect 4-0 against the spread at home this year.
We love the Bears in this one and look for the number to grow toward 5.5 by kick off.
Tip: Chicago Bears -3.5 @ $1.81 (Sportsbet) (1.5 units)
Punter Problems NFL multi:
Washington Redskins +7.5