Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season brings a doubleheader on Monday Night Football. The finale of the Week 2 NFL schedule pits the Philadelphia Eagles against the Minnesota Vikings. The NFC foes will face off for the first time since 2019, and both are seeking a 2-0 start for the first time since 2016. Minnesota toppled the Green Bay Packers in its opener behind outstanding performances from wide receiver Justin Jefferson and quarterback Kirk Cousins. Philadelphia held off a late surge from the Detroit Lions to notch a 38-35 Week 1 win. Offseason addition A.J. Brown made an immediate impact, catching 10 passes for 155 yards.
Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Eagles as 2-point home favorites, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 50.5 in the latest Vikings vs. Eagles odds. Before you make any Eagles vs. Vikings picks, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 139-98 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has set its sights on Vikings vs. Eagles and just locked in its picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Vikings vs. Eagles:
- Vikings vs. Eagles spread: Eagles -2
- Vikings vs. Eagles over/under: 50.5 points
- Vikings vs. Eagles money line: Eagles -130, Vikings +110
- MIN: Vikings are 10-8 against the spread in the last 18 games
- PHI: Eagles are 8-10-1 against the spread in the last 19 games
- Vikings vs. Eagles picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings
Why the Vikings can cover
Minnesota has strengths on both offense and defense. The Vikings generated 395 total yards with no turnovers in the season opener, scoring on 50% of possessions and averaging a robust 2.3 points per drive. Minnesota was in the top five of the NFL with 8.2 net yards per pass attempt in Week 1 and efficiency is key for the Vikings. With a high-end connection between Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson in tandem with Dalvin Cook on the ground, the Vikings are difficult to stop.
On defense, the Vikings held the Green Bay Packers to only seven points in Week 1, the fewest points allowed by the franchise in any game since 2019. Minnesota also ranked in the top five in third down defense last season, allowing opponents to convert fewer than 37% of attempts, and the Vikings had 16 interceptions in 2021, a top-10 mark in the league.
Why the Eagles can cover
Philadelphia began the 2022 season with a bang on the offensive side of the ball. The Eagles scored 38 points in Week 1, second-most in the NFL, scoring on 50% of their possessions. Philadelphia also generated the third-most total yards (455), with a top-five mark in first downs (27). The Eagles converted 10 of 17 third down chances in the season opener after ranking in the top five of the league in third down efficiency at 45.7% in 2021.
Philadelphia is particularly impressive on the ground, headlined by 216 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns in the opener against Detroit. The Eagles averaged 5.5 yards per carry in that game, and Philadelphia led the NFL in rushing yards (2,715) and rushing touchdowns (25) last season. Philadelphia also generated 4.9 yards per carry in 2021, No. 4 in the league, and was near the top of the league with only 16 turnovers and 10 interceptions last season.
How to make Vikings vs. Eagles picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, with both teams projected to run for well over 100 yards. The model also says one side of the spread cashes in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s MNF pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Eagles vs. Vikings on Monday Night Football? And which side of the spread cashes in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Eagles vs. Vikings spread you need to jump on Monday, all from the model that’s 139-98 on NFL picks, and find out.