Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles: NFL Football Betting Shootout?
Posted by: Charlie Smith
During the entire 2018 NFL football betting offseason, sportsbook players could not hear enough about the Minnesota Vikings defense. Fan after fan, analyst after analyst, everyone and their mother thought that the Vikings had a top-3 defense. However, a quarter of the way into the season, it’s clear that that defense isn’t living up to its considerable hype. Will the defense be able to turn things around and lead the team to a victory in this weekend’s Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles matchup? Let’s take a look at the odds to see which legal bets are the most worthwhile.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Sunday, October 7th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Betting Online Odds:
The Vikings charge into this weekend’s action sporting a 1-2-1 record that ranks them 3rd in the NFC North. Minnesota kicked the season off with a dominant 24-6 win over the 49ers. However, since then, the franchise has been unable to find any sort of success. Their Week 2 matchup saw them tie with the Green Bay Packers 29-29 on the road. The following week Minnesota would deliver a blunder against the Buffalo Bills 27-6. Considering that the Vikings were 16-point favorites on the spread in that matchup, it’s clear they dropped the ball. And in Week 4, the Vikings had the misfortune of facing the best scoring offense in the NFL. Although many NFL betting online fans though that Minnesota’s defense would be able to contain Jared Goff & Co., the Vikes came up on the short end 38-31. Now the club is desperate for a rebound in order to avoid losing too much ground in the divisional race. Unfortunately, they’re going up against a Philly team that is more than dangerous this weekend.
Players to Watch: Kirk Cousins (1,387 passing yards, 10 TD, 2 INT), Dalvin Cook (98 rushing yards, 0 TD, 1 F), and Adam Thielen (473 receiving yards, 2 TD, 40 REC).
Philly flies into this weekend’s action sporting a 2-2 record that ranks them 2nd in the NFC East. The Eagles’ two wins of the season came against the Falcons in Week 1 and the Colts in Week 3, 18-12 and 20-16 respectively. However, Philadelphia has also lost some tough matches this season. Their Week 2 matchup against the Bucs resulted in a 27-21 deficit. On top of that, the Titans got the best of Carson Wentz this past Sunday 26-23. Now the Eagles look to rebound against a desperate Minnesota team that will be coming for blood. Looking over the numbers, it’s looking like no side has any real advantage over the other. Right now the Vikings are scoring 22.5 while giving up 27.5. For comparison, the Eagles are putting up 20.5 and are allotting 20.3.
Players to Watch: Carson Wentz (603 passing yards, 3 TD, 1 INT), Jay Ajayi (155 rushing yards, 3 TD, 0 F), and Zach Ertz (327 receiving yards, 0 TD, 31 REC).
Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Predictions
Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles matchup? All in all, the Eagles look like the better pick here. They’ve been better against the run this season and will be playing at home. As long as they don’t force any turnovers, Philly should be able to walk away with this one. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 27-24 Philadelphia.