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Vikings vs Commanders Opening Odds, Betting Lines & Prediction for Week 9 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Isaiah De Los Santos
Vikings vs Commanders NFL opening odds, lines and predictions for Week 9 game on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Vikings vs Commanders NFL opening odds, lines and predictions for Week 9 game on FanDuel Sportsbook. / (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
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Week 8 NFL action is underway, but FanDuel Sportsbook has already released NFL odds and lines for Week 9, giving us an early preview of the upcoming slate.

Week 9 includes an NFC matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Commanders.

Vikings vs Commanders Odds & Lines Week 9

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIN: (-144) | WAS: (+122)
Spread: MIN: -3 (-105) | WAS: +3 (-115)
Total: N/A — Over: (N/A) | Under: (N/A)

The Commanders are projected as slight underdogs at home in Week 9. Minnesota is an early -144 moneyline favorite and favored by 3 points on the spread.

Vikings vs Commanders Prediction Week 9

Early NFL predictions and picks are from ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI).
Vikings: 52.1% to win
Commanders: 47.3% to win

Oddsmakers and ESPN's FPI both see this being a close contest, but have Minnesota ultimately pulling it out. I'm in agreement that Washington could make this a serious game. The Vikings' offense hasn't been as explosive as expected, which means the Commanders should be able to play their grindy, run-first style of football and keep Minnesota's playmakers off the field. The Commanders' defense has stepped up in recent weeks as well, allowing 21 points or fewer in each of their last three contests. I like Commanders +3 (-115) here with the Vikings' offense being a tad inconsistent so far.

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