The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Minnesota Vikings in a Week 15 NFL matchup. The Eagles are laying a price that looks inflated as a road favorite, while the quarterback carousal continues for Minnesota.
Philadelphia is now one game in front in the NFC East. The Eagles will look to cover for the fifth time in their last six games when they take on a Vikings team depleted due to injury.
Adrian Peterson the league’s reining MVP hurt a foot during last week’s game but is undertaking an aggressive rehab and says he will play.
However, if he cannot then all of the pressure falls on the shoulders of Matt Cassel at quarterback. Cassel has been given the nod even though normal starter Christian Ponder is fully recovered from a concussion.
Of late, Minnesota has played well winning 2 losing 2 and tying 1 over their past five games, following a start of 1-7. The Vikings have also covered five of their past six games. Minnesota is 2-0 SU over their last two games at home.
The Eagles are favored on the road by 4.5 points, with the point total sitting on 51.5. On some sites such as Bovada, the spread has been as high as 5.5. However, action on both sides on topbet and betonline has seen the spread bounce back and forth during the week, with 4.5 seeming to be the most common spot.
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS over their past four games on the road and 4-1 ATS versus teams with losing records.
The Vikings are 5-1 ATS over their past six games. Minnesota is 6-0 ATS over its past six games played in December.
The OVER in the past seven games on the road for Philly is 6-1 and is that same number in the last 7 home games for Minnesota. The UNDER for Philly is 5-2 over its past seven games played.
The teams have not played since 2010 when Minnesota won 24-14 at Philly as underdogs by 14 points.
The Eagles will use their strong running game led by LeSean McCoy who ran for 217 yards against Detroit last week. Nick Foles the Eagles quarterback will be facing the league’s No. 30 ranked pass defense and could enjoy a big day.
Coaches on Minnesota do not feel Peterson will play, but he has surprised them before and not until game time would that be determined.
Checking online on sportsbook.com or another site as the game approaches is the best way to determine if Peterson plays, which could have an effect on the point spread prior to the game starting.
Cassel has started four games this season for Minnesota and has 240 yards or more in each start.
Some betting experts believe this line to be inflated and an overreaction by the market. However, due to Philly’s current great play, the spread has been places so high. However, playing at Minnesota that number looks too big.
Pick: Take Minnesota and the points.