For head coach Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles the 2017 season has been a phenomenal surprise with best sportsbooks online fans. The Eagles were picked for nothing but ended up as the NFC East champions. For the Minnesota Vikings the expectations may have been a little higher than at Philadelphia but now they are on the brink of a magical campaign sparked by the “Minnesota Miracle.”
The Eagles host the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.
The Philadelphia Eagles were one of the most productive teams against the best sportsbooks online odds this season. The Eagles were 13-3 straight up and 10-6 against the spread. They were 5-3 against the spread at home. The Eagles went under the total in five out of eight home games. The Eagles are coming off a 15-10 home payout over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional round last week. Philadelphia is among the best-balanced teams in the NFL. The Eagles ranked third for scoring offense and fourth for scoring defense. Quarterback Nick Foles has come off the bench for injured starter Carson Wentz and played with competence. The Eagles missed the playoffs the past three seasons. Pederson has quickly gotten this franchise back on track in just his second year at the helm.
The Minnesota Vikings finished 13-3 straight up and 11-5 against the spread. The Vikings were champions of the NFC North. Minnesota was 5-3 against the spread in road games this season. The Vikings went under the total in nine out of 16 games. Head coach Mike Zimmer has proven to be an excellent hire. Zimmer’s defensive expertise and experience has shown. Zimmer’s Vikings boast the top ranked defense in the NFL. Last week the Vikings scored a 29-24 home payout over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff. The win will be forever known as the “Minnesota Miracle” as quarterback Case Keenum hooked up with Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown pass to win the game on the final play. Zimmer has led the Vikings to the playoffs in two out of the last three seasons.
In this head to head series the Eagles have sustained long term success against the Vikings. Philadelphia has paid out in 11 out of their last 14 games against Minnesota. The Eagles and Vikings have gone under the total in five out of their last seven meetings. The Eagles have dominated the Vikings and sportsbook bonuses at home. Philadelphia has paid out seven times in eight home games against the Vikings. The Eagles and Vikings have gone over the total their last four meetings at Lincoln Financial Field.
Matchup to Watch
The Vikings are a road favorite with the best sportsbooks online odds because they have the NFL’s top ranked defense going up against the Eagles backup quarterback in Foles. Zimmer is among the best defensive minds in the NFL and that gives the Vikings a tremendous edge in this one.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Date and Time: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 6:40 pm Eastern
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Betting Lines: Vikings -3.5 O/U 38
Vikings vs. Eagles TV Coverage: FOX
Vikings vs. Eagles Prediction
“Defense wins championships” is the old football adage and we’ll ride it here with the Vikings and the under.
Online Football Betting Pick: Vikings and under the total
Online Football Betting Score Prediction: Vikings 20, Eagles 10