Vikings at Eagles: Game preview, odds, prediction

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7 at Lincoln Financial Field. Here is a game preview, the betting odds, and a prediction.

The Philadelphia Eagles get to host the undefeated Minnesota Vikings for a Week 7 game on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff from Lincoln Financial Field on October 23rd will be at 1:00 PM ET. FOX will have the telecast.

After starting the year out 3-0, the Eagles have dropped to straight since their Week 4 bye to fall to 3-2 on the year. The Eagles are still in the NFC Playoffs mix, but will need to play a perfect game on Sunday to prove their hot start was no fluke.

The Vikings are coming off their bye in Week 6. Minnesota is the only remaining undefeated team left in the NFL at 5-0. The Vikings’ offense isn’t reinventing the wheel or anything, but are playing with poise as Sam Bradford as their new starting quarterback. It also helps to have arguably the best defense in football to lean on.

Odds

Point Spread: Philadelphia +2.5
Moneylines: Minnesota -140, Philadelphia +120
Over/Under: 40

According to OddsShark.com, the Eagles are getting 2.5 points at home as an underdog. The associated moneylines are Minnesota -140 and Philadelphia +120. The over/under for this game comes in at 40 combined points.

Here are some trends to know about the Eagles: 1.) Philadelphia is 4-2 against the spread and straight up in its last six games. 2.) The Eagles have gone over in eight of their last 12 games. 3.) Philadelphia is 15-8 straight up in its last 23 home games. 4.) The Eagles are 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games against the Vikings.

Here are the trends to know with regards to the Vikings: 1.) Minnesota is 5-0 against the spread and straight up in its last five games. 2.) The Vikings have gone under in five of their last seven games. 3.) Minnesota is 5-0 against the spread in its last five road games. 4.) The Vikings are 7-1 straight up in their last eight road games.

This is how the game could potentially shake out. Expect this to be a low-scoring affair involving two of the very best defenses in the NFC. Neither starting quarterback is going to do much against either elite defense.

It will come down to who wins the turnover battle. Minnesota is adept at forcing turnovers. That’s bad news for Eagles rookie starting quarterback Carson Wentz. This game will be close, but the Vikings will cover the 2.5-point spread in this one. Take the under as well.

Pick: Vikings 20, Eagles 17

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