Eagles vs Vikings Predictions and Odds Breakdown
Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles travel to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Minnesota Vikings. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 48.5. The Eagles are 3-2-0 ATS and 3-2-0 when betting on the total. The Vikings are 1-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Philadelphia Eagles took on the New York Jets and earned the win by a score of 31-6. Jordan Howard led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 62 yards by way of 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Zach Ertz led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 57 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 11.4 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 17/29 with 189 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Philadelphia Eagles ran the ball a total of 29 times and added 84 yards giving them an average of 2.9 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Eagles got 17 first downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 76 yards. On the day, they totaled 59 plays for 265 yards. When discussing the defense, Philadelphia allowed 15 catches on 26 attempts totaling 61 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. In the running game, the Eagles allowed 67 yards on 19 attempts which means they allowed 3.5 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 128 yards and forced 3 turnovers. Guy Bruhn has a NFL pick ATS for the game between the Panthers and Bucs.
Eagles Sit at 3-2 After Win
The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 for 2019. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yards, they currently sit at 12th among NFC teams and 23rd in the NFL with 1,696 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Eagles currently have a total of 10 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league with an average of 28 points per game, ranking them 7th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 112 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd among NFC teams.
The Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 22.2 points per game ranking them 7th in the NFC. When talking about yards on the ground, Philadelphia is allowing 63.0 yards per game ranking them 1st among NFC East teams and 1st among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.2 yards per carry which has them at 2nd in the NFC and 2nd in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 559 rushing yards through 5 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 1,356 yards. Teams are completing 62.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.4 yards per try. They have allowed 9 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns.
In their last game, the Minnesota Vikings played the New York Giants and notched a win by a score of 28-10. Leading the way at QB for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 22/27 with 306 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 41 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 132 yards via 21 carries which meant he was running for 6.3 yards per carry. Adam Thielen was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 130 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 18.6 yards per reception in the game. See where the Vikings rank in our Week 6 NFL power rankings. The Minnesota Vikings ran the ball 34 times and earned 211 yards which had them averaging 6.2 yards per run. For the game, they finished with a total of 64 plays for a total of 490 yards. On the day, the Vikings totaled 22 1st downs and they had a total of 12 infractions for 112 yards. When discussing the defense, Minnesota conceded 21 catches on 38 attempts for a total of 147 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. In the running game, the Vikings conceded 64 yards on 20 attempts which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 211 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
Vikings Improve to 3-2 After Win
The Vikings head into this matchup 3-2. Minnesota has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 166 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 3rd in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 832 rushing yards through 5 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Vikings average 357 yards per contest overall putting them 18th in the league and 11th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Vikings currently sit at 3rd among NFC North teams and 16th out of all the teams in the league averaging 22.4 points per game.
The Vikings are allowing 14.6 points per game ranking them 2nd in the division and 5th in the league. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 73 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 88 yards per contest which puts them at 9th in the NFL and 2nd among NFC North teams. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 441 yards rushing and 1 rushing touchdown. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are conceding 204 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Vikings currently sit at 3rd in the conference. They have conceded 8 passing TDs for 2019.
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Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +3
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