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Vikings are the Best Bet in the NFL

The Minnesota Vikings (5-0 SU) have been arguably the biggest surprise of the young NFL season, and they’ll be fully rested for Week 7’s clash with the Philadelphia Eagles (3-2 SU) in the City of Brotherly Love.

Shark Bites
  • The Eagles are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in Week 7.
  • The Vikings are 1-8 SU in their last nine games on the road after consecutive home games.
  • The Eagles are 2-6 SU and ATS in their last eight games against the NFC.

When it comes to covering the spread, you won’t find a hotter football team than Minnesota. The Vikes rank as the league’s best bet at 5-0 ATS in 2016, and their success dates back even further. Minny went 13-3-1 ATS last year, one victory more than the Cincinnati Bengals in that department.

Don’t let the lack of home-field advantage deter you, as the Vikings are 9-0 ATS in their last nine road games. Books opened Mike Zimmer’s club as 2-point road faves with a total of 40.

When it comes to the total, OVER bettors should keep an eye out for value. The Eagles have gone OVER the number in 14 of their past 18 home games as dogs.

Philly started off the campaign by surprisingly collecting three straight W’s, but they’ve run into a bit of a wall since their Week 4 bye. The Eagles lost a squeaker to the Detroit Lions in Week 5, and last weekend’s 27-20 setback to division rival Washington left a lot to be desired. Philadelphia failed to cover the spread in both outings.

Sam Bradford has exceeded expectations under center for the Vikings, and any prior concerns about his inconsistent play have been put to rest. The 28-year-old has 990 yards through the air to go along with six touchdowns. Bradford has done a fantastic job of protecting the ball, as he has no interceptions through five weeks. The signal-caller’s 70.4 completion percentage is far and away the best mark of his career.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Philadelphia Eagles in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 40 for Sunday.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 20-19 victory for the Eagles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Philadelphia bring a 3-2 record (3-2 ATS) to the Week 7 betting matchup against the 5-0 Minnesota Vikings, who are 5-0 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Philadelphia go 2-2-1 so far and the Vikings go 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Eagles - Vikings odds would favor the Vikings if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 10 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Vikings sit at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 27 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 12.6 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 225.2 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 209.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 84.5 yards per game. The Philadelphia Eagles, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota won its last game, 31-13 over Houston on Sunday, behind a 127-yard receiving performance from Adam Thielen at U.S. Bank Stadium.

In their last game, the Eagles were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-20 score against Washington.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
  • Philadelphia is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Chicago, Monday, October 31st
Philadelphia at Dallas, Sunday, October 30th