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Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles Best Bets, Picks & Predictions

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Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles Best Bets, Picks & Predictions
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Teams with impressive offenses from Week 1 face off to conclude Week 2 of the 2022 NFL betting season, when Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings in a Monday Night Football doubleheader nightcap. 

Hurts and the Eagles offense amassed 455 yards, second most in Week 1, and held on for a 38-35 victory at Detroit. Cousins and the Vikings tallied nearly 400 yards in an impressive win over the rival Packers. 

Philadelphia is a slight two-point home favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Eagles odds, with an Over/Under of 50.5 points on betting sites

Bookies.com NFL handicapper Adam Thompson – who has hit on a whopping 62-64% of his NFL picks three years running – reveals his Eagles vs. Vikings best bets and picks for the potential shootout in Philly. 

Vikings vs. Eagles Point Spread Pick

It would be easy to argue the Vikings came out of Week 1 looking like the better team. They held the Packers in check in a 23-7 home win. But Green Bay left a legit 14 points on the table it would normally have scored and its defense under a new coordinator had numerous breakdowns that won’t normally occur. 

These teams are quite similar. The X-factor is Hurts, who threw the ball well enough and remained a menace in the run game. Having A.J. Brown is a huge boost to his overall game. Philly hasn’t covered the spread in four straight games on betting apps, but that streak is bound to end. All we’re giving up here is two points for the home stadium. Take the Eagles and lay the home points for your best bets. 

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Vikings vs. Eagles Over/Under Best Bet

Both these offenses have weapons in the pass and ground game. That follows trends for both these teams from last year – and the personnel, scheming and health are all better this time around. 

The Over has hit in Philadelphia’s last five home games and has hit in Minnesota’s last five on the road. That’s an exacta to lay one’s hat upon. 

We saw the Eagles give up 35 points to Jared Goff and the Lions last week. The Vikings only allowed a single score but it could have, and should have, been more. Scoring was down in the NFL in Week 1 but we’re not seeing that trend continue here. Bank on the Over in Philly for your Eagles vs Vikings picks. 

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Vikings vs. Eagles Moneyline Pick

This has the feel of a game that won’t be decided until the final four minutes of the fourth quarter. Each team has offenses that can turn things around in a hurry. 

We like the Eagles to cover at -2, so clearly that’s the side we choose on the moneyline. The question is, how important are those points? The moneyline play (Eagles -135 at this moment according to the latest NFL odds) could be worth it in a game destined to be decided by a field goal. Lean toward the Eagles on the moneyline here. 

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Best Vikings vs. Eagles Player Props

Kirk Cousins, Under 280.5 Pass Yards

Odds: -117 at Caesars Sportsbook ➜

The Eagles held Jared Goff to only 211 yards because it didn't allow for the big plays. But Detroit also gashed the Eagles for 181 rushing yards, fifth-most in Week 1. That means more Dalvin Cook, and the Vikings would be fine with that. 

Cook got 20 carries (and 90 yards) vs. Green Bay. Cousins threw for 277 but with numerous zone breakdowns by the Packers. Expect Cousins to see a tougher gameplan here and for more action for Cook. Find the best Under odds for this Eagles vs. Vikings player prop at Caesars Sportsbook.

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A.J. Brown, Over 71.5 Receiving Yards

Odds: -115 at DraftKings Sportsbook ➜

Jalen Hurts, maligned for his passing last season, went to his new weapon early and often. How often? Ten of his 18 pass completions were to Brown, for 155 of his 243 passing yards. 

Expect more of the same until a team can slow it down. The Vikings saw no WR1 vs. the Packers, so this will be quite the leap from dealing with the likes of Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Only once last year with Ryan Tannehill did Brown finish with under this total when he had at least five receptions. Get the top player prop odds for this at DraftKings. 

About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been estabilshed as one of the nation's premier NFL and MLB handicappers, and his horse racing and PGA picks have produced major winners over the last 12 months.
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