In Week 1, the Vikings played host to the Tampa Bay Bucs, and Minnesota went off as 4-point favorites. Kirk Cousins threw for 344 yards and 2 touchdowns, but he threw a pick, and he lost a couple of fumbles in a 20-17 home loss.
It was definitely an inauspicious season opener, and they have a quick turnaround game on the road. That is never a good thing, and in this case, the opponent is a formidable one.
Eagles Home Opener
The Thursday Night Football game will be the home opener for the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles. In their season debut, they held on to defeat the Patriots in New England 25-20 after they blew a 16-0 first-quarter advantage.
Rookie defensive tackle Jalen Carter had an impressive NFL debut with a sack and six QB pressures. His former Georgia teammate Jordan Davis was impressive as well, but the Patriots did a nice job of throttling the explosive Philadelphia office.
How to Use the DraftKings IL TNF Promo
You should take a strategic approach when you are taking advantage of the DraftKings Thursday Night Football bonus. There are essentially two different ways to proceed, and the right choice will depend on your personal preferences and the strength of your opinions about the game.
First, let’s say that you do not have a strong feeling about any bet that is being offered, but you do want an Illinois betting bonus. Under these circumstances, you can simply bet $5, and you’ll get $200 in bonus bets right away.
The $5 bet could be placed on a multi-leg parlay that would pay out a significant amount if you win. Yes, the odds would be against you, but it is a good opportunity to take a shot with no real risk because you are coming out way ahead no matter what.
Looking at the other option, let’s say that you think this game is going to go over the total, and you feel strongly about it. You could bet $200 in cash on the over, and you will immediately get $200 in bonus bets. While you are watching the game, you can enjoy significant action with no worries.
Our Pick for the Vikings-Eagles TNF Game
The line on this game at the time this is being written is Eagles -7.5, and that half-point hook is extremely significant. Barring a two-point conversion, Philadelphia has to win by two scores to cover the spread.
Minnesota comes into this game after a home loss as the favorite, and many observers feel that the Eagles have the best roster in the NFL. The knee-jerk reaction is to bet the house on Philadelphia, but that line is not very appealing from where we are sitting.
However, we do think that the Eagles are going to win the game. Statistically, the implied probability of an Eagles victory is 78%.
They are -355 on the moneyline at DraftKings, so a winning $200 bet would deliver a $56.34 profit. This is the way that we would wager if we were using the welcome bonus that is being offered.