Philadelphia Eagles versus Minnesota Vikings Best Bets for Week 2

Kevin O'Connell, Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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Ever since the time expired to put the bow on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ first game of the 2022-2023 regular season, the attention shifted to the Minnesota Vikings (or at least it should have). Almost one full week has expired. We’ve taken an extended amount of time to dissect and discuss potential matchups, and we aren’t any more certain about whether or not this game will be won by Philly than we were on September 12th.

That won’t stop us from making a few guesses though. We’re taking the Birds in a tight one that they pull out late or take with one final stand on defense. Let’s discuss a few odds.

Best Philadelphia Eagles Bets Week 2

A little over 48 hours ahead of the game, the Philadelphia Eagles were favored by 2.5 points. The moneyline was -136 for Philly as opposed to +116 for Minnesota. The over/under is set at 50.5 points. Here are some best bets.

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Take the over if you want to bet on the point total.

Let’s keep this short and sweet. Once the NFL’s first week wrapped, we were of the mindset that this one would wind up with a final score that’s in the 31-27 or 27-24 range. Nothing has occurred that leads us to believe we should abandon that theory, so we’re going with the over.

Jalen Hurts Total Passing Yards (Over 235.5) -114

In 21 career starts (that includes last season’s Wild Card Game), Jalen Hurts has thrown for 236 yards or more eight times in his career. He’ll need to exceed that total again if the Eagles are to win this game. We think he gets it done.

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Alternate Total Points (Over 34.5) -2000

While some may argue that the 50.5-point total prediction is debatable, we can all agree that these two teams figure to combine for more than 34.5 points. There are stars on both sidelines in this one, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Birds could be in for another shootout in Week 2.