Free NFL NFC Championship Expert Picks – Vikings vs Eagles Prediction
Minnesota travels to Philly for a chance at playing in Super Bowl 52. It would be quite the experience for the Vikings, as Super Bowl 2018 is being held on their home field, U.S. Bank Stadium. After getting past the Falcons without Carson Wentz last week, Nick Foles will face a more stringent test against a stout Vikings’ defense. My NFL pick is below and odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free Jaguars vs Patriots prediction picks instead of paying for them.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles Predictions
If you haven’t seen the Minneapolis Miracle by now – you’re living under a rock. The Vikings won on the final play of the game against the visiting Saints, via a Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs touchdown pass. The 29-24 victory punched their ticket to the Conference championships. Minnesota came out of the game without any critical injuries. However, safety, Andrew Sendejo did receive a concussion in the game. He was limited early in the week but did practice Thursday. It is likely he will clear the concussion protocol.
The Eagles managed to grab a victory against the Falcons last week in a game that came down to the wire. Matt Ryan narrowly missed Julio Jones in the end zone in what would have been a game-winning touchdown. Philly moved on by a score of 15-10. The Eagles do not have any notable players on the injury report.
Betting Action – Odds On The Vikings
We saw the Vikings open as a -3.5 favorite. The odds moved to -3 on Wednesday of this week and have stayed there for the most part. Some sportsbooks have the vig favoring the Vikings and others the Eagles. Tickets wise, action seems to be split. The total has gone up slightly from a 38-point opener to 38.5 and 39. Overall, bettors seem to be favoring the under.
Minnesota Vikings -3 (-108) at Philadelphia Eagles +3 (-112)
I see the argument for Eagles in this game, but it’s not enough for me to consider taking them in this one. Even at +3.5, which is a critical number to capture – I still wasn’t interested. This mostly has to do with Nick Foles. He’s a massive downgrade from Wentz, and he’s facing one of the most dominant defenses in all of football in Minnesota. Atlanta’s defense is far worse and they did quite the job holding down Eagles offense.
It’s a tough matchup for Keenum and the Vikings’ offense, but I still think them reaching 20 points is probable. I can’t see the Eagles getting there with Foles at the helm. Philadelphia would need some serious luck to come out of this game with a cover, let alone a victory.