A Thursday Night Football game with a double-digit point spread could easily turn into a yawner, but there’s some intrigue to found. Kirk Cousins has been playing lights out as he gets set to face off with his old team.
Add in some interesting prop bets, and we suddenly have ourselves a quality viewing experience to look forward to. Here are three of the more intriguing wagers to keep in mind as you plan out your Thursday evening.
To Score 2+ Touchdowns
Dalvin Cook +130
Stefon Diggs +275
Olabisi Johnson +650
Kyle Rudolph +700
Adrian Peterson +900
Wendell Smallwood +900
Alexander Mattison +1600
Irv Smith Jr. +1600
Terry McLaurin +1600
Chris Thompson +1600
Field +2500 to +5000
Since some early season struggles, the Vikings offense has been humming along efficiently. Over its current three-game winning streak, the team has dropped 28 points or more in each with the number increasing with each passing week.
It’s a different story for a Redskins team which just can’t get anything going on offense. The Minnesota defense is stout to boot, so points will be at a premium for Washington either way.
If someone is going to find the end zone twice in this contest, it’s going to be on the Vikings side. Adam Thielen is going to be out with a hamstring issue, so Stefon Diggs has a chance to shine even more than normal. A 2-TD night is absolutely possible against a struggling Redskins team.
The Pick: Stefon Diggs +275
Quarterback To Get
Kirk Cousins To Get 150+ Passing Yards -3334
Kirk Cousins To Get 200+ Passing Yards -556
Kirk Cousins To Get 250+ Passing Yards -113
Kirk Cousins To Get 300+ Passing Yards +200
Kirk Cousins To Get 350+ Passing Yards +500
Case Keenum To Get 100+ Passing Yards -5000
Case Keenum To Get 150+ Passing Yards -834
Case Keenum To Get 200+ Passing Yards -264
Case Keenum To Get 250+ Passing Yards +111
Case Keenum To Get 300+ Passing Yards +375
Just a few short weeks ago, amateur and professional NFL pundits alike were lighting their hair on fire and calling Kirk Cousins one of the biggest free agent busts of all time. Three wins and 10 touchdown passes later, perspectives have changed just a wee bit.
Cousins is playing like the QB the Vikings thought they were getting. He’s at the top of his game and preparing to face off with his former team which didn’t quite value his services enough to prevent him from walking away.
A small fireworks show could be in the forecast at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday Night Football. Cousins continues his hot streak against his former squad and throws for 300+ yards.
The Pick: Kirk Cousins To Get 300+ Passing Yards +200
Will There Be A Defensive Touchdown
Through seven games, the Vikings defense is ranked 6th in the league with an average of 17.6 points allowed per contest. The unit was expected to be a strength of the team, and it’s living up to expectations.
Meanwhile, the Redskins are having some trouble holding onto the ball. Signal callers have combined for eight picks, while skill position players have combined for four fumbles.
Minnesota defenders have yet to find the end zone this season, but the streak has a good chance of being broken against a troubled Redskins offense.
The Pick: Yes +255
A Take On The Game Itself
On paper, this is quite the mismatch. The Vikings are rolling, while it’s tough to see the Redskins tasting victory again this season. Since opening up with Minnesota favored by 14 points, the spread has continued to climb. It may keep going in advance of kickoff, but the Vikings at 17 points or less are looking like a solid value on the home field.