Philadelphia Eagles Face Off Against the Minnesota Vikings
The 1st seed will be squaring up against the 2nd seed when the Eagles welcome the Vikings in the NFC matchup at the Linc; with the winner getting to contend for the ultimate prize at Super Bowl LII. Eagles odds to win against the Vikings seem bleak according to Sportsbooks come gameday on Sunday.
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In spite of holding the number 1 seed and enjoying home advantage, the Eagles are still 3-point underdogs to the Vikings going by most Vegas shops. The hosts hope their status will be enough motivation to prevail over their rivals the same way they got that 15-10 win against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. Minnesota is deservedly on the upper hand when you consider Eagles odds to win against the Vikings after sweeping aside the high-powered New Orleans Saints 29-24 on Sunday. The defense limited the impressive Saints offense to zero points in the first half and was lucky not to concede a three-touchdown onslaught coming from Drew Brees-a future Hall of Famer. A field goal by New Orleans with just a few minutes left on the clock meant the Vikings lost their lead, but an incredible 60-yard walk-off touchdown connection from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs got them the win in desperation time. This was after the Saints blew a coverage and missed a tackle that would have settled the game for them.
Both Philadelphia and Minnesota shared a 3-3 regular season record, but the Eagles earned the right be the hosts of the game due to a better record against common opponents, Carolina, who Minnesota lost to. This is the fourth time the two teams are facing off with the Eagles holding edge after three wins. Philadelphia featured in the Super Bowl on two occasions; 1980 and 200 seasons, and will get the chance to head back if Eagles odds to win against the Vikings are in their favor.
A Fascinating Battle of the Quarterbacks
Nick Foles of the Eagles and Case Keenum of the Vikings played in the same St. Louis team in 2015, with Foles opening the season as the first choice quarterback but Keenum took over by the time the year was coming t an end. However, neither of the two was a top choice for their respective teams when the 2017 season began. Foles filled in for Carson Wentz who suffered a torn ACL in Los Angeles while Keenum got his chance after Sam Bradford got sidelined with a knee ailment. Keenum was a starter in his maiden playoff game on Sunday after his best career season in which he completed 67.6% of his tosses for 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns against 7 interceptions for a 98.3 passer rating to cap off the impressive stat line.
Foles put on a steady show in the Divisional Round win over Atlanta by completing 20 of 30 passes for 26 yards and a 100.1 passer rating, all this without a single turnover. The Vikings, on the other hand, had the top defense in the 2017 NFL season. Everson Griffen led them with 13 sacks and Eric Kendricks pacing the team with 113 tackles. Safety Harrison Smith was the leader in interceptions with 5. The Vikings took good care of the football recording just 14 turnovers all season. The last time Philadelphia met Minnesota was in week 7 of the 2016 season; the Eagles emerged victorious with a 21-10 final scoreline.
Why the visitors can cover the spread
Minnesota will be featuring in the NFC finals first time ever since losing a hard-fought match to the Saints in the 2009 season. They had their revenge after defeating the Saints 29-24 at home on Sunday. Minnesota has gone 11-1 in 12 games and 9-3 versus the spread at betting websites. Two of the three unsuccessful covers came in their last two games, each by half a point.
Why the hosts can cover the spread
Philadelphia has everything going for them. They are at home with almost a fully healthy roster, and the team they are going to face is missing its starting quarterback in Carson Wentz. They are embracing the underdog role, going out to play outstanding defense which was displayed in the win over Atlanta. Philadelphia has won 9 of the last 12 outings with the Vikings SU. They covered the spread in 11 of the final 14 games pitting them against each other.


Betting Trends for the Game

The Vikings are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games against the Eagles.
The total has gone under in three of the Vikings' last four games against the Eagles.
The Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in the playoffs as an underdog.

Now that you have your basic betting trends for the Conference game, it time to see the betting odds that the Eagles have for the game:


Vikings vs. Eagles Betting Odds


Teams Spread Total ML
Vikings -3 -115 O 46½ -155
Eagles +3 -105 U 46½ +295
       

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