Vikings vs. Eagles prediction: Bet the under on ‘Thursday Night Football’

We saw an underdog pull out a big win on “Thursday Night Football” last weekend; is it possible we will see another big upset this week?

The Minnesota Vikings travel to Philadelphia as 6.5-point underdogs this evening on BetMGM, and the total has been fluctuating throughout the week but is holding steady at 49 points.

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Now we ask the question: is the Eagles’ poor showing against the Patriots in Week 1 an aberration or a sign of things to come?

Start with Jalen Hurts’ poor performance, which saw the Eagles’ signal caller mark in the bottom 10 in yards per attempt (5.2), substantially lower than his top five performance in yards per attempt (7.9) in 2022.

Eagles vs. Vikings
Eagles vs. Vikings
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As we know, the Vikings’ secondary is not great, but Brian Flores’ group looked like it had taken a step in the right direction in their first week together.

They only allowed 20 points scored and those points came off of bad turnovers leading to points rather than the defense being picked apart.

We also know that unders hit on prime time at a 61 percent rate (36-22-1) last season and have started 3-0 this year.

That trend alone is not anything worth blindly putting your money on, but throw in the fact that Hurts looked a bit lost with Cousins’ usually prime time antics flaring up and you have a solid betting angle for tonight’s “Thursday Night Football” game.

I also see the Vikings as live underdogs, as you can see by the +7.5 opening spread that has been bet down to 5.5 as of this writing.

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Could the Vikings get blown out in Philadelphia? Of course.

But both of these offenses looked asleep in Week 1 despite lofty expectations coming into the season.

On a short week, it’s hard to back a total as high as 50 points on Bet365.

Grab the under at -110 with confidence in this primetime spot.

The pick: Under 50 (-110, Bet365)

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