You wouldn’t have looked silly whatsoever taking a Philadelphia Eagles team helmed by Carson Wentz and a Vikings team with a resurgent Sam Bradford to make it to the NFC Championship game.
The fact that Nick Foles and Case Keenum have taken these teams one step away from a Super Bowl appearance may look like a longshot on paper, but if you examine the QB’s stats and the overall teams, this is far from a shock. We have the two top teams in most defensive stat categories that matter in a game where even a 38.5 total sounds high.
I have heard from many casual bettors via social media and email that they are nervous playing either of these title game matchups, but are especially queasy about the NFC with a team coming off a miracle ending against a team galvanized behind weeks of disrespect from Vegas and the TV pundits.
It’s a spot where some last-second expert advice may be a welcome sight. Zack Jones of SportsBookReview.com is here to tell you there are plenty of strong plays here if you look at the trends. Beyond you make that bet, here’s some matchup insight, betting trends and five best bets before the basic plays for the NFC Championship.
|Date/Time (ET)||Home Vs. Away||TV||Streaming||Odds||Total|
|Jan. 21, 6:40 p.m.||No. 1 Eagles vs. No. 2 Vikings||FOX||Yahoo Sports app, Fox Sports Go app||MIN -3.5||38.5|
JONES’ EXPERT PICK: Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) vs. Minnesota Vikings (14-3)
“The Minnesota Vikings pulled off one of the most miraculous finishes in NFL playoff history and will now travel to the City of Brotherly Love for a date with the Eagles. Let’s check out what the oddsmakers are dealing and get on the right side of this intriguing matchup.
“On this matchup, I can’t help but back the visiting favorites. I suggest you review a top online sportsbook like Bovada to get down and cash a ticket.