Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season was an entertaining one, with no shortage of wild outcomes. Last Thursday, we saw the Detroit Lions pull off the surprise upset over the ailing but still dangerous Kansas City Chiefs—and that was just the beginning. This week features another potentially exciting Thursday Night Football matchup featuring the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles going up against the NFC North champion Minnesota Vikings.
Let’s get right to tonight’s pick, which I’ll be making on a straight moneyline (aka picking the winner) basis. I’ll still provide the information on the spread and over/under, for those interested. At the bottom, I’ll show the rest of the staff’s picks for the game.
Thursday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings (0-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
The pick: Eagles (-265)
Spread: Eagles -6.5 | Over/Under: 49 | Moneyline: Eagles -265, Vikings +215
Could this be another actually decent Thursday Night Football game? Maybe! The Eagles, fresh off a tough win over the Patriots, now get to face what might be one of the NFL’s worst defenses in the Vikings. Meanwhile, Minnesota just lost to the Baker Mayfield-led Bucs. The Vikings negative regression is going to hit hard this year, and going up against the buzzsaw that is the Eagles offense is probably going to lead to an 0-2 hole to start the season. Plus, never trust primetime Kirk Cousins.
What are your picks and predictions for tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup?
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.