At Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, the Minnesota Vikings (1-0) and Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) play in Week Two of the NFL regular season. The Minnesota Vikings jumped out to a hot start in week one, seeing their offense explode against the Green Bay Packers, winning 23-7. Meanwhile, the Eagles also erupted on offense securing four rushing touchdowns in a 38-35 thriller against the Lions.
Both teams are looking to get out to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2016, setting the stage for an exciting Monday Night matchup. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming game between Vikings and Eagles so you can bet against their NFL Odds.
NFL Betting Preview of the Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Week 2 MNF Matchup
Following an impressive win over the Green Bay Packers in Week One, the Minnesota Vikings will travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. The Minnesota Vikings seem to have made progress entering 2022 with new head coach Kevin O’Connel, even though it was just one game, the Vikings dominated the Packers and prevailed 23-7.
Kirk Cousins continued his excellent rapport with wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who caught nine passes for 184 yards and two scores, as he passed for 277 yards. Between Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, who both averaged 4.5 yards per carry, the Vikings gained 126 yards with the running game.
However, Minnesota needs to find a more effective strategy to stop the run if they want to leave the field on Monday with a victory. The Vikings’ defense gave up 6.2 rushing yards per carry to their opponent last week, and they’ll now be facing a Philadelphia team that rushed for 216 yards in their first game of the regular season.
Last weekend saw the season opener for the Eagles versus the Detroit Lions. This game was thrilling throughout and had many exciting moments.
The Eagles scored a lot of points in this game, but their defense should have been better. Philadelphia did triumph in this match, 38-35, but they’ll need to lock it in against a solid Vikings squad headed into Monday Night.
The link between Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown on the Eagles makes their offense interesting. Brown hauled in ten catches for 165 yards. Meanwhile, with 216 total yards gained on the ground, Philadelphia’s running attack also erupted. Miles Sanders led the team with 96 yards and a touchdown on just 13 attempts, and Jalen Hurts added 90 more yards and another score.
On the other hand, the Eagles allowed the Detroit Lions to score 35 points. In that game, Philadelphia only had one sack while giving up 386 yards. Detroit’s running offense averaged 6.5 yards per carrying, and that won’t cut it come Monday.
Odds and Lines
The Philadelphia Eagles are -2 (-110) favorites according to MyBookie, thanks to an explosion on offense that saw them total 38 points. The Vikings, on the other hand, will be +2 (-110) road underdogs, despite an opening win against their rival Green Bay Packers.
The Eagles are -130 on the money line, while the Vikings are at +110. The point total is currently at 50 points.
What to Bet
Philadelphia is just not an easy environment for any team to play in because of their strong fan base. Additionally, the Eagles have built a lot of hype with the additions of AJ Brown and Nick Sciriani’s offense. Despite this, in their last matchup in 2019, the Vikings were able to escape Philadelphia with a win.
The Minnesota Vikings are a well-rounded group that seems to have unlocked some of their offensive potential with the change in head coach. One of the more impressive things about the opening week was the Vikings’ dominance on all sides of the ball.
The Lions are undoubtedly superior to what most people believe, but the Eagles struggled defensively and had trouble stopping the run. This Viking offense will be relentless, and they did a solid job holding off Aaron Rodgers and the Packer offense. Take Minnesota on the road.
NFL Betting Pick: Vikings ML (+110)