Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, 9/19/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 2
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-1.5)
The Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) host the Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday. Philadelphia opens as 1.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 48.5.
The Minnesota Vikings step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 this season. In their last contest, the Vikings took on the Packers and went home with a win by a final score of 23-7. Kirk Cousins connected on 23/32 with 277 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 118.9 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Justin Jefferson averaged 20.4 yds per catch by earning 184 yds on 9 receptions. Dalvin Cook was the rushing leader for the Vikings with 20 totes for 90 yds (4.5 yds per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 395 yards. The Minnesota Vikings ran the football 28 times and totaled 126 yds, earning them an average of 4.5 yds per carry. Against the rush, the Vikings conceded 111 yds on 18 tries, which calculates to 6.2 yards per run allowed. Minnesota gave up 26 pass completions on 39 tries for 227 yds, and a completion rate of 66.7%.
The Vikings have earned 395 total yards for the year. Minnesota has compiled 12 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 3 infractions for 20 yards. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Minnesota has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns. They have yet to turn the ball over. As a team they hold an average of 126.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 12th in the NFL. Regarding scoring, the Minnesota Vikings are averaging 23.0 points per contest.
The Vikings rank 2nd in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 7.0 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.2 yards per run and 111.0 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 111 rushing yards through 1 game. In terms of yards via the pass, the Vikings have surrendered 227 yards which has them sitting in 17th in the NFL. They have allowed 227.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 338.0 yards/game which has them ranked 14th in the league. They have surrendered 0 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown running the ball.
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The Eagles head into this game 1-0 for this season. In their last game, the Eagles took home the win by a final score of 38-35 when they faced the Lions. Jalen Hurts carried the football 17 times for 90 yards, finishing the contest with 5.3 yards per attempt for Philadelphia. A.J. Brown was a featured target for the Eagles, snagging 10 footballs for 155 yds (15.5 yds per catch). Jalen Hurts finished the contest with 243 yds on 18/32 through the air while his QB rate was 80.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 7.6 yards. Philadelphia relinquished 28 run attempts for 181 yards (6.5 yds per carry). The Eagles secondary conceded a completion percentage of 56.8%, surrendering 205 yds on 21 for 37 passing. The Eagles finished the game with 455 yds while they ran 72 plays (6.3 yds per play). Philadelphia ran the ball for 5.5 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 216 yds on 39 attempts.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Eagles currently sit 2nd in football with 38.0 points per game. During the season so far, the Eagles have compiled 239 passing yards, which has them ranked 14th in the NFL. They have an average of 216.0 yards via the ground game. The Philadelphia Eagles maintain an average of 455.0 yards per game which has them sitting 3rd out of all teams in the league. The Philadelphia offense has accrued 61 penalty yds on 10 violations, which is 4th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 0 picks while losing 0 fumbles and they have tallied 12 1st downs.
They have given up 2 touchdowns through the air and 205.0 yards/game, ranking them 12th in the league. Their defense has compiled 1 takeaway (0 fumbles recovered and 1 interception) this season. The Eagles defense taken the field for 66 plays, which is 22nd in football. The Eagles are relinquishing 35.0 points per contest, ranking them 30th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles -1.5
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