Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, 9/14/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 2
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
TV: PRIME VIDEO
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-6.5)
Lincoln Financial Field is the site where the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) will take on the Minnesota Vikings (0-1) on Thursday. Minnesota opens this game as 6.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 48.5.
The Minnesota Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Vikings played against the Buccaneers and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-17. Kirk Cousins finished 33/44 with 344 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 102.8 and finished the game with 1 interception. Alexander Mattison led the offense in rushing for the Vikings with 11 totes for 34 yds (3.1 yds per attempt). Justin Jefferson held an average of 16.7 yds per reception by tallying 150 yds on 9 catches. The Minnesota Vikings ran the rock 17 different times and compiled 41 yds, earning them an average of 2.4 yds per attempt. In all, they tallied 63 plays which gave them a total of 369 yards. Minnesota allowed 21 completions on 34 tries for a total of 169 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.8%. On the ground, the Vikings conceded 73 yards on 33 tries, which is an average of 2.2 yards per rush surrendered.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Minnesota Vikings have an average of 17.0 PPG. As a team they're holding an average of 41.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 31st in the NFL. The Vikings have earned 369 total yards this season. Minnesota has earned 15 first downs offensively, and they have committed 6 penalties for 45 yards. They have surrendered the football 3 different times (1 pick and 2 fumbles). In terms of scoring touchdowns, Minnesota has earned 2 touchdowns through the air and 0 touchdowns via the ground.
The Vikings rank 14th in the league regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 20.0 points per game. They are allowing 2.2 yards per rushing attempt and 73.0 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 73 running yards through 1 outing. When talking about passing yardage, the Vikings have surrendered 169 yards which has them sitting in 14th in the NFL. They have yielded 169.0 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 61.8%. In total, they have yielded 242.0 yards/outing putting them at 7th in the National Football League.
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The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this year. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 25-20 against the Patriots. Kenneth Gainwell carried the football 14 times for 54 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.9 yards per carry for Philadelphia. A.J. Brown was the best receiver for the Eagles, grabbing 7 footballs for 79 yds (11.3 yards per catch). Jalen Hurts (1 TD) finished the game with 170 yards on 22/33 passing while his QB rating was 89.2. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.2 yds. Philadelphia conceded 22 running attempts for 76 yards (3.5 yards per rush). The Eagles passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.8%, relinquishing 306 yards on 35 for 54 through the air. The Eagles finished with 251 yards on 61 plays (4.1 yards per play). Philadelphia ran for 3.9 yards per attempt, finishing with 97 yards on 25 carries.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Eagles are ranked 8th out of all teams in football by tallying 25.0 points per outing. During the season so far, the Eagles have compiled 154 yards through the air. They hold an average of 97.0 yards per game via the ground game. The Philadelphia Eagles maintain an average of 251.0 yards/outing which has them sitting 24th out of all teams in the NFL. The Philadelphia offense has totaled 49 penalty yards on 5 violations, which has them ranked 23rd in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards.
The Eagles are relinquishing 20.0 PPG, which has them ranked 15th of all teams in the NFL. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 306.0 yards per contest, which has them in 29th in the league. Philadelphia has conceded a total of 76 yards rushing. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 78 plays, which is good for 31st in football. Their defense has 2 turnovers (1 fumble and 1 interception) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Vikings +6.5
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