The Philadelphia Eagles will be on the road in Week 6 to take on the Minnesota Vikings in a matchup of teams with identical 3-2 records. With one of these playoff hopefuls looking to improve their postseason chances, let’s find out which one is offering the best value against their NFL odds this coming weekend.
Eagles vs Vikings 2019 NFL Week 6 Lines, Game Analysis & Prediction
- When: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Minnesota
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 6 Odds: Minnesota -3 / Total: 43.5
- Cloudy: 6°C/42°F
- Humidity: 71%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Wind: 14 mph W
- Cloud Cover: 86%
- Type of Stadium: Indoor
Why Bet On Philadelphia?
The best reason to back Philly in Week 6 is because their defense has been playing lights out football the last two weeks in subduing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers before pounding the snot out of rookie Luke Falk and the overmatched New York Jets 31-6 this past weekend. The Birds have also seen their rushing attack pick up during their modest two-game winning streak thanks to the combination of veteran Jordan Howard and rookie Miles Sanders. Philadelphia also has the more potent offense in this matchup and the big edge at quarterback.
- Average Score For: 28.20
- Total Yards: 339.20
- Pass Yards: 227.40
- Rush Yards: 111.80
- Average Score Against: 22.20
- Total Yards: 334.20
- Pass Yards: 271.20
- Rush Yards: 63
Why Bet On Minnesota?
The best reason to back the Vikings in this contest is because they have an elite defense that limits the opposition to just 14.6 points per game to rank fifth in points allowed. Minnesota also has a powerful rushing attack this season that ranks third overall, thanks to the 542 yards and five touchdowns that Dalvin Cook has put up through five games. Last but not least, the Vikes are playing at home where they are always tough to beat. Minnesota bounced back from their week 5 loss to Chicago by man-handling the rebuilding Giants on Sunday en route to a commanding 28-10 victory.
- Average Score For: 22.40
- Total Yards: 357.40
- Pass Yards: 191
- Rush Yards: 166.40
- Average Score Against: 14.60
- Total Yards: 292.40
- Pass Yards: 204.20
- Rush Yards: 88.20
NFL Week 6 Betting Trends for Eagles vs Vikings
- Eagles are 12-4 ATS in the last 16 games against Minnesota
- Eagles are 7-3 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
- Vikings are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games at home
- Vikings are 8-1 SU in the last 9 games played in October
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games
Eagles vs Vikings Expert Analysis and Prediction
The Eagles might be on the road in this matchup of NFC playoff contenders, but I don’t think the location of this matchup really matters all that much, particularly seeing as how the Birds already went into Green Bay and handed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers a humbling loss just a couple of weeks ago.
For me, the big difference in this matchup will be at quarterback where Carson Wentz is simply better than Minnesota’s hot and cold Kirk Cousins. With that said, I’m expecting Philly’s stout front seven to get after Cousins to force him into at least one costly turnover and possibly two.
The Underdog in this series has gone a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings against Minnesota. The Vikings have limped to an uninspiring 1-6 ATS mark in their last 7 games following a straight up win. While also going a dismal 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record. I like the Birds to, not only cover the chalk, but to do so by getting the outright road win in this intriguing matchup.
Pick: Philadelphia 20 Minnesota 17