The Philadelphia Eagles travel to the U.S Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings on 10/13/19.
The Philadelphia Eagles have recovered from a 1-2 start and are now 3-2 on the season following back to back wins over the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets. In their last outing, the Eagles defeated the Jets 31-6 on a day when Carson Wentz and their offense looked mediocre at best.
Wentz threw for 189 yards with one touchdown while Jordan Howard rushed for 62 yards with one touchdown. But the defense didn’t need the offense to be impressive. The Eagles became the first team in NFL history to record 10 sacks and score 2 defensive touchdowns in a single game. Brandon Graham has a career-best three sacks after posting just four sacks the entire 2018 season.
The Eagles are averaging 28.2 points per game this season. They have thrown the ball at an average of 235.2 yards per game and are rushing an average of 111.8 yards per game. On defense, Philly is giving up 22.2 points per game, allowing just 288.6 air yards per contest and 63 yards on the ground per game.
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The Minnesota Vikings are also 3-2 on the current season as the team has alternated wins and losses in each of their first five games this year. Minnesota is coming off a dominant 28-10 win over the New York Giants in a game where their passing game finally complimented their rushing attack.
After Adam Thielen called their offense one-dimensional, Kirk Cousins threw for a season-best 306 yards on 22-27 passing with two touchdowns. On the ground, Delvin Cook ran for 132 yards in a balanced attack that quickly erased the Vikings’ six-point effort against the Chicago Bears the last time out.
Minnesota is averaging 22.4 points per game of offense this season. They are producing 208.2 passing yards per game and 166.4 yards per game on the ground. The Vikings are conceding just 228.2 yards in the air and 88.2 rushing yards per outing. Their defense has allowed just 14.6 points per game this season. Minnesota heads to this game as the NFL betting favorites and they are unbeaten at 2-0 SU at home this season.
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played. The Eagles are 5-1 SU in their last six Week 6 games. Minnesota is 8-1 SU in their last nine games played in October. The Vikings are 14-6 SU in their last 20 Week 6 games played. Head to head, the Eagles are 7-3 SU in their last 10 meetings. Philadelphia has also won two out of the last three meetings in Minnesota.
Both these teams are 3-2 SU on the season. The Eagles are 1-1 SU in two road games this season while Minnesota is 2-0 SU in two home games played so far. The Eagles have not been outstanding in one area of their offense this season. They have produced an offense that is balanced on the air and on the ground. Meanwhile, Minnesota’s defense is ranked 4th in the league and they have the ability to stop the Eagles’ run and put the pressure on Carson Wentz. I like Minnesota’s defense over Philadelphia’s offense. Prediction: Minnesota Vikings
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The Eagles are 2-3 ATS in five games played this season. Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in their last six games played on the road. The Vikings are 3-2 ATS in five games played this season. Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in their last six games played at home. Head to head, the Eagles are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against Minnesota.
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The Eagles have outscored the Vikings by an average of 8.6 points per game in their last 10 games played and 13.33 points per game in their last three meetings. The Eagles are a balanced team on offense and defense but the difference here will be Minnesota’s defense. The Vikings rank 4th in the NFL, allowing just 88.2 rushing yards per game. This will force the Eagles to go to their passing game while Minnesota grinds it out on the ground. You get it, this should be a close game won on the ground. Prediction: Vikings -3
The total has gone over in three out of the last five games played by the Eagles. Philadelphia has seen the total go under in five out of their last six games played in October. The total has gone under in six out of the last seven games played by the Vikings, including four out of their last five games this season. Head to head, the under is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams. The over is 4-2 in their last six games played in Minnesota.
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These teams have combined to score 46.4 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 40.0 points per game in their last three games played. Philly has gone over the 43.5 point total in four out of their five games this season while Minnesota has surpassed that total just once in five matches. I think the Vikings are going to dictate this game with their rush defense and ground game. Those are going to eat up the clock and lead to a low-scoring affair. Prediction: Under 43.5