Thursday night sees a NFC showdown, with the Minnesota Vikings travelling to Lincoln Financial Field to take on last year’s Super Bowl runners-up, the Philadelphia Eagles. We’ve previewed this game and given you some suggested selections.

Vikings vs Eagles Betting Tips

  • Vikings +7.5 Hcp – 20/23
  • Justin Jefferson +74.5 yds and to score a TD – 13/8

The Eagles (3/10) started their mission to go one step further than last season, with a 25-20 win over the Patriots on Sunday evening.

After racing out to a 16-0 lead, Philadelphia started to splutter as New England came back at them, and they were hanging on in the 4th quarter.

Next up, they are in front of their home support and taking on a Vikings (13/5) outfit, that suffered a shock loss to the Bucs on opening weekend. Here at Betfred, we’ve got Minnesota with a +7.5 mark against the spread.

Team news:

The Eagles are sweating on the fitness of starting RB Kenneth Gainwell (ribs), as well as James Bradberry (concussion) and Reed Blankenship (ribs).

Meanwhile the Vikes reported starting center, Garrett Bradbury as questionable, after he missed training with an injured back.  

Vikings +7.5 Hcp – 20/23

Neither side looked at their fluent best in week one and I expect this one to be a much higher calibre affair.

I have a feeling this one could be a bit of a shootout and whilst I think the Eagles will be the victors, I reckon the Vikes can cover the spread.

Despite their loss to the Bucs, Kirk Cousins still threw for 344 yards and with Justin Jefferson (more on him shortly) firing, they will surely score points here.

Justin Jefferson +74.5 yds and to score a TD – 13/8

As mentioned above, the 24-year-old broke records last year to become the youngest player to led the league in receptions and yards and showed no sign of slowing down in 2023.

The LSU graduate caught nine receptions against the Pats for a total of 150 yards and even when double teamed, was able to get hold of the ball.

74 yards certainly looks doable and the only question here will be if he can get in the end zone. I believe he can do so.

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