Teams looking to stay perfect will slug it out on Monday Night Football when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Vikings got off to a strong start under new coach Kevin O’Connell, stomping the Green Bay Packers 23-7 last Sunday. Second-year coach Nick Sirianni is trying to guide Philadelphia to its second consecutive playoff appearance after the Eagles opened the year with a 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions. The Eagles have made the postseason in four of the past five seasons.
Kickoff from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Eagles odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 49.5. Before making any Eagles vs. Vikings picks, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s Emory Hunt.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. He is a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette and knows the game from a player’s perspective. In addition, Hunt has gone 35-20-1 on his last 56 NFL picks involving the Eagles, returning $1,281. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has set his sights on Eagles vs. Vikings and locked in his NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and trends for Vikings vs. Eagles:
- Eagles vs. Vikings spread: Philadelphia -2.5
- Eagles vs. Vikings over/under: 49.5 points
- Eagles vs. Vikings money line: Minnesota +115, Philadelphia -135
- MIN: Vikings are 4-1 against the spread in their last five September games
- PHI: Eagles are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games as home favorites
- Eagles vs. Vikings picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings
Why the Eagles can cover
Quarterback Jalen Hurts was lethal against the Lions, passing for 243 yards and rushing for 90 more in Week 1. It was his fourth-career game with 75 or more rushing yards. Hurts had 15 touchdowns, eight rushing and seven passing, against two interceptions for a 92.7 rating in seven home starts in 2021. He passed for 326 yards and two touchdowns against two interceptions in his only career start on Monday Night Football, a 41-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 27, 2021, at Dallas.
Running back Miles Sanders also had a solid opening week for the Eagles. Sanders had 105 yards from scrimmage, including 96 rushing and nine receiving, to go along with one rushing touchdown. It was his 10th career rushing TD. He has 1,616 scrimmage yards (85.1 per game) in 19 career home games and had 86 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the last meeting against Minnesota.
Why the Vikings can cover
Quarterback Kirk Cousins has been the model for consistency for Minnesota. Against the Packers last week, he completed 23 of 32 yards (71.9%) for 277 yards and two touchdowns for a 118.9 rating. Now in his fifth year with the Vikings, Cousins has completed 66.9 percent of his career passes for 32,870 yards and 225 touchdowns against 91 interceptions. In nine career games against the Eagles, Cousins is averaging 306.2 yards per game passing and has thrown 21 touchdowns against six interceptions.
Wide receiver Justin Jefferson lit up the Green Bay defense with nine receptions for 184 yards (20.4 average) and two touchdowns. He had five plays of 20 or more yards and converted seven first downs. Jefferson is in his third year in the league and already has 205 receptions for 3,200 yards (15.6 average) and 19 touchdowns. This will be the first time he faces the Eagles.
How to make Eagles vs. Vikings picks
Hunt has analyzed this matchup from every angle and while we can tell you he’s leaning Over the total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.
So who wins Vikings vs. Eagles on Monday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Vikings vs. Eagles spread to back, all from the NFL expert who’s an amazing 35-20 on picks involving Philadelphia, and find out.