Eagles vs. Vikings Total Prediction
A pair of 3-2 teams that are vying for positioning in their respective divisions will square off in Minnesota on Sunday when the Vikings host the Eagles at 1:00 p.m. ET. Does this matchup have sneaky shootout potential or will the game turn into a defensive battle?
261 Philadelphia Eagles (+3) at 262 Minnesota Vikings (-3); O/U 44
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 13
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Eagles are receiving 51% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Spin
Coach Doug Pederson said DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is still rehabbing but "getting close" to returning. Pederson added that Jackson's dealing with a strain but won't require sports hernia surgery. Carson Wentz has sorely missed the speedy 32-year-old the past four weeks as the Eagles have struck on only 4-of-16 attempts 20-plus yards downfield for a measly 137 yards and two picks in that span. It truly sounds like Jackson's 50/50 at this time to suit up for Week 6 against the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Spin
Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-27 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' Week 5 win over the Giants. This was Cousins first game with at least 300 passing yards since Week 11 of last season. He had been in a massive drought, but the Giants' secondary is a well that will keep on giving. After having to apologize to Adam Thielen for his poor play, the duo linked up for two touchdowns and 130 yards. They were clearly on the same page, though the same can't be said for Stefon Diggs, who only had four targets. Next week is another fantasy-friendly matchup with the Eagles coming to town, but Cousins has had too many clunkers to be viewed as more than a bye-week streamer.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 5-2 in the Eagles’ last seven games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 4-0 in the Vikings’ last four games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
This has defensive struggle written all over it. The under is 5-0 in the Eagles’ last five games following a win, is 4-1 in their last five road games and has cashed in 49 of their last 70 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 10-1 in the Vikings’ last 11 conference games, has cashed in six of their last seven games overall and is a perfect 5-0 in their last five games following a win.
NFL Week 6 Prediction: Eagles/Vikings UNDER 44