Minnesota Vs Philadelphia Spread & ATS Pick

Minnesota Vs Philadelphia Spread & ATS Pick

Minnesota Vs Philadelphia Spread & ATS Pick

Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles will look to repeat their NFC divisional round feat as a home underdog winner when they host Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship this coming weekend.

The NFC Championship betting spread favors Minnesota by 3.5-points over top-seeded Philadelphia. Now lets find out who the expert pick is in this tilt!

Minnesota Vikings Vs Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship Spread & ATS Pick

Minnesota Vikings (14-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)
When: Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 6:40 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Odds: Minnesota -3.5
Total: 40

Why Minnesota Is The Expert Pick

The Vikings pulled off a highly improbable 29-24 win over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday that came on the game’s final play as Keenum hooked up with wide receiver Stephon Diggs on a ‘lucky’ 61-yard touchdown heave to beat the Saints. Keenum passed for 318 yards with one touchdown and one interception while Minnesota got two rushing scores and picked off Brees twice to overcome a 294-yard, three-touchdown passing day from New Orleans’ future Hall of Famer. Minnesota finished the regular season ranked a respectable 10th in scoring (23.9 ppg) and league-leading, first in points allowed (15.8 ppg).

Why Philadelphia Is The Expert Pick

Philadelphia put Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons’ offense on lockdown in their 15-10 NFC divisional round win on Saturday as LeGarrette Blount rushed for one score and Jake Elliott kicked three field goals to get the hard-fought win. The Eagles also got a game-saving goal-line stand on Atlanta’s final drive and 246 passing yards from Foles in the narrow win. The Birds finished the regular season ranked third in scoring (28.6 ppg) and a stellar fourth in points allowed (18.4 ppg).

For this NFC championship showdown, I’m going to advise you to back the Minnesota Vikings to get the outright road win and narrow ATS cover, simply because I believe they’ll be to shut down Nick Foles and Philadelphia’s offense a whole lot easier than they did against Brees and the Saints’ high-powered offensive attack.

While Philly was able to get the win in the divisional round against Atlanta by scoring a modest 15 points, I believe it’s going to take a lot more than that to get past the Vikings and I just don’t see it happening since Philly’s offense is not very explosive since franchise stud Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending injury.

Minnesota Vikings Vs Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship Spread & ATS Pick

Minnesota may not be an offensive juggernaut either, but at this point, I believe that Case Keenum is a lot better than Nick Foles and that he’s going to be able to put just a few more points on the board against the Birds than Foles will against Minnesota’s shut-down defense. The Vikings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win. Conversely, the Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 playoff games and a winless 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight up win. While the underdog in this series is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the Vikings are an identical 1-4 ATS in their last five road dates, the Vikings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and a seriously consistent 42-18 ATS in their last 60 games overall. I like the Vikes to win outright and narrowly cover the chalk!

NFC Championship ATS Pick: Minnesota -3.5