News - Gambling - Sports
   Web        OGpaper portal          


Playoffs point spread: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings

 We are closing our NFL wild card playoffs point spread and odds preview with the final game of the four, the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings match-up. Much could be said for the turbulent performance during regular season for both the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6-1) and the Minnesota Vikings (10-6), but no one can deny the culmination was during the heart-pounding final weeks, when the Eagles rebound to secure the playoff spot after upsetting Dallas and the Vikings winning NFC North title by beating the current Super Bowl Champions, the NY Giants, 20-19 in their last regular season game.

 But despite the uneven performance this season we have seen from the Eagles, the online sportsbook Bookmaker (official website) has made Philadelphia the favorite team to come out a winner from the wild card playoff game on Sunday, listing the Eagles with -165 odds. Here is a good time to mention that bettors are also taking the Eagles with the majority of bets at the sportsbook being placed on Philadelphia to cover the spread and to win straight up. Meanwhile the Vikings will come out at Metrodome as underdog sitting on odds +145 to beat Philly tomorrow. At Bookmaker the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Viking point spread is currently at -3 points chalk the Eagles with the total expected by the odds makers at 41 points. Keep in mind that betting trends on the Eagles vs. Vikings game show that Philadelphia is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games, while Minnesota is just 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games at home. Also, the Vikings are 1-9 against the spread in its last 10 games when playing the Eagles and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road.

 Injuries are a must during post season, but the Minnesota Vikings seem to be better prepared physically for the wild card playoff match-up on Sunday. At Minnesota only defensive end Ray Edwards is out for the wild card game and defensive tackle Pat Williams remains questionable for the game tomorrow. Vikings' wide receiver Bernard Berrian, however, was upgraded to probable for the playoff wildcard. At Philadelphia defensive end Victor Abiamiri along with guard Shawn Andrews are out for the Eagles vs. Vikings playoff wild card game, while cornerback Asante Samuel, tight end L.J. Smith and running back Brian Westbrook remain questionable for wild card playoff participation. Some good news for the Eagles come from linebacker Stewart Bradley, along with wide receivers Hank Baskett and Kevin Curtis, all three upgraded to probable for the Eagles vs. Vikings game.

 Published on 01/03/2009

Related News:

 Playoffs point spreads: Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins
 NFL Point Spread, Football Odds and Betting Lines




direct playoff