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A new episode of Ride the Line with Grant Mitchell and Tanner Kern is now live on all WSN platforms!
While Grant continues to work towards a clean bill of health, Tanner is once again left to hold it down on his own.
Ever the seasoned pro, Tanner wastes no time in conjuring up what he believes is a savvy play and an excellent way to make money with NFL betting this week. Because this matchup is too close to call from a betting perspective, he advises taking the Eagles as part of a six-point teaser, which would put their spread value at -1 (essentially a pick’em).
Grant is more confident with his lean of the Vikings +7. Minnesota might have blown it against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they have a high-powered offense that can score points against anyone, and the Eagles’ defense just allowed Mac Jones to look like a world-beater in its season debut.
Both co-hosts are also fans of under 48.5 points. Not only did the under go 12-4 in Week 1, but primetime matchups have a long and well-documented history of falling on that side of the line. Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football all just checked in on the under last week, and Grant and Tanner are expecting a similar result when the Vikings and Eagles meet in Philadelphia on Thursday.
If the under does hit, it will be against the grain for both squads. The Vikings went 12-6 with the over/under in 2022, while the Eagles went 11-9. The Eagles were also part of one of the few matchups that went over in Week 1, though the Vikings went under.
Nationally televised matchups are often remembered for the players that define them. There’s no shortage of top-drawer attractions in this one, whether it be the leader of the Super Bowl runner-ups, Jalen Hurts, or reigning Offensive Player of the Year, Justin Jefferson.
Tanner’s favorite prop bet for the Vikings vs. Eagles matchup is Dallas Goedert over 46.5 receiving yards. Goedert only earned one target and did not record a catch in Week 1 but averaged 58.5 yards per game in 2022 and is an integral part of Philly’s passing attack.
The Vikings also fielded one of the league’s friendliest defenses to opposing quarterbacks last season. They did not show much improvement in Week 1 either, as despite holding Baker Mayfield to 173 yards, they allowed him to throw for two touchdowns and did not present much trouble to him or the Bucs’ limited offenses.
Grant also likes an over for his favorite player prop, but he’s going with Kirk Cousins over 260.5 passing yards. The Eagles just surrendered 316 yards to Mac Jones and a Patriots receiving corps that pales in comparison to what the Vikings have to offer, plus Cousins threw for 344 yards on the road in Week 1.
Cousins might have a reputation for underperforming in big moments, but he has averaged 304.1 yards per game across nine appearances on Thursday Night Football in his career. Whether or not he can translate those yards into a win is an entirely different prospect, but Grant thinks he’ll rack up plenty of yards.
Check back Friday for another episode of Ride the Line featuring Grant and Tanner’s favorite NFL betting picks for Week 2!
Grant is a sports and sports betting journalist who prides himself on delivering breaking news and insightful analyses of the industry. Grant graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 and is feverishly pursuing his ambitions in the sports betting field.
In his free time, Grant can be found passionately watching sports, doing a workout, or searching for adventure with his friends.More info on Grant Mitchell
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