Vikings vs Eagles NFL 5 Spread & Betting Preview

Vikings vs Eagles NFL 5 Spread & Betting Preview

Written by on October 3, 2018

Minnesota travels to Philadelphia in a key matchup of last season’s NFC Championship Game. Philly hopes to solidify its position as the best team in the NFC East while Minnesota hopes to keep pace with Chicago and Green Bay in the NFC North. Can Minnesota upset the Eagles in Philadelphia? Check out our analysis, NFL odds, and a free pick when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Minnesota Vikings!

Vikings vs Eagles NFL 5 Spread & Betting Preview

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 25°C/77°F
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Wind: 5 mph WSW
  • Cloud Cover: 59%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Minnesota is a good bet at +3?

Minnesota might have a 1-2-1 record, but the Vikings have played well enough to beat Philadelphia straight up on Sunday. Minnesota kept pace with the Rams’ offense in Week 4, only losing 31-38.

The Vikings’ defense should have an easier time stopping Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz and Philly’s offense than it had stopping the Rams’ offense. If the defense can contain Philadelphia’s offense, the Vikings will have a shot for the straight up win.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 22.5
  • Total Yards: 390.2
  • Pass Yards: 327.2
  • Rush Yards: 63
  • Average Score Against: 27.5
  • Total Yards: 381.5
  • Pass Yards: 277.5
  • Rush Yards: 104

Why Philadelphia is a good bet at -3?

Are the Eagles a safe bet for NFL Week 5?
Philadelphia now faces a must win situation after losing 23-26 in overtime to the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. Philly’s already lost 2 games this season. Even in their wins, the Eagles weren’t all that impressive.

If the Eagles hope to repeat as Super Bowl Champions, they can’t allow their record to fall below .500. Beating the Minnesota Vikings at home and covering the spread should send a signal to the rest of the NFC that the Eagles aren’t going down without a fight.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 20.5
  • Total Yards: 363.8
  • Pass Yards: 245.5
  • Rush Yards: 118.2
  • Average Score Against: 20.2
  • Total Yards: 335.2
  • Pass Yards: 271.5
  • Rush Yards: 63.8

Vikings vs Eagles NFL Week 5 Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 13-4-1 SU in the last 18 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 17-4 SU in the last 21 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games

Final NFL Betting Analysis for Vikings vs Eagles

Did anyone believe that Minnesota would be 1-2-1 and Philadelphia would be 2-2 heading into Week 5? Both teams have lost games that they were supposed to win. Buffalo beat Minnesota in the third biggest money line upset in NFL history while Philadelphia lost to Tennessee in overtime and to Tampa Bay on the road.

Although it’s only Week 5, this game could determine which team moves forward and makes the playoffs. Surprisingly, that team should be Minnesota. The Vikings scored 29 points against Green Bay in a tie and 31 points against the Rams.

The most points Philadelphia has scored this season was the 23 in the loss to the Titans in Week 4. It’s hard to see how the Eagles’ offense can keep up with Minnesota’s on the scoreboard. Vikings beat the Eagles straight up.

NFL Football Week 5 Pick: Minnesota money line