2018 NFC Championship Game Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 17, 2018 in

The Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings are the top two seeds in the National Conference and will get together in the NFC Championship game. The Philadelphia Eagles are the top seed with their 13 regular season wins. The Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round with a late stop to keep the Falcons out of the end zone.

The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North with their 13 wins as well. The Vikings got a wildcard weekend bye, and then beat the New Orleans Saints as the time expired on Sunday. Minnesota is the favorite in this game, despite being on the road. The Minnesota Vikings are -3 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

2018 NFC Championship Game Betting Odds & Preview

  • When: Sunday January 21, 2018; 5:40pm CT
  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, PA
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 100.3 FM (Minnesota) / 1150 AM (Philadelphia)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFC Championship Game Betting Odds: Minnesota Minnesota Vikings -3 (Over/Under 38.5 points)

Recent Head to Head (Last 9 Games)

  • Record: Philadelphia Eagles lead 6-3
  • Score: Minnesota Vikings 20.78 / Philadelphia Eagles 26.11
  • Rush Yards: Minnesota Vikings 107.44 / Philadelphia Eagles 109.78
  • Pass Attempts: Minnesota Vikings 36.00 / Philadelphia Eagles 36.00
  • Completion Percentage: Minnesota Vikings 60.19 / Philadelphia Eagles 62.96
  • Passing Yards: Minnesota Vikings 236.11 / Philadelphia Eagles 262.56
  • Total Yards: Minnesota Vikings 343.55 / Philadelphia Eagles 372.34
  • Turnovers: Minnesota Vikings 1.89 / Philadelphia Eagles 1.78

Why Bet the Philadelphia Eagles?

Down went Carson Wentz and in came Nick Foles, and immediately experts were picking against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were the top seed in the game against Atlanta, and still the underdog. They are the underdog in this game as well against the Vikings.

The Eagles were one of the top scoring teams in the regular season. The Eagles had to change their tune without Wentz, as they held the Falcons to just 10 points. 7 of those points came after a turnover that gave Atlanta great field position. Offensively, the Eagles finished 13th in passing with nearly 234 yards per game, and the run game saw them pick up more than 132 per game.

Why Bet the Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings got a little lucky last week. Case Keenum was trying to drive Minnesota down for a last-second field goal to win the game, but instead, the Saints could not tackle and Stefon Diggs ran for a touchdown as the time expired. The Vikings are now one win away from playing the Super Bowl at their home stadium.

Despite playing on the road, the Vikings come in as the NFC Championship Game Betting Odds favorite.

Diggs and Adam Thielen have been a great receiving duo all season. Thielen was the dude that Keenum went to most often in the regular season. Thielen caught 91 passes for 1,276 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Vikings were the top team defense in the league, as they allowed teams to score just 15.8 points per game.

Latest NFC Championship Game Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Minnesota is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games

Expert Pick and Prediction

The Minnesota Vikings seem to be a team of destiny right now. The Vikings were dead to rights on Sunday against New Orleans. Now if they win this game, Case Keenum will the quarterback for a Super Bowl team. Look for the Vikings to try to run the football, and oddly, they will want to speed it up.

The ingredients for the Eagles right now is to run the football and push the clock to run. The Eagles are going to struggle to win a shoot-out. In the end, though, the Vikings win on the road. Minnesota heads to Super Bowl 52. Bet the Minnesota Vikings -3 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.