Free NFL Prediction: Eagles vs Lions Odds
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(3-0) Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions (1-3)
Date: Sunday October 9th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field- Detroit, Michigan
ATS Betting Lines: Philadelphia Eagles -3.0
NFL Moneyline Odds: Off
NFL Betting Total: 46.0
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This game features teams riding two different waves of momentum as the undefeated Eagles go up against the 1-3 Lions.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET with QB Carson Wentz getting the start for the Eagles with Matthew Stafford opposing him.
Carson Wentz has looked like one of the best rookies to start the season.
Week 3’s victory over a good Pittsburgh team shows that he has the ability to be something in this league, and the trade for him has been paying off for the Eagles.
He’s facing a Lions defense that is one of the worst in the league, ranking 25th in total defense. I expect him to have another good game, with 2 touchdown passes and over 250 yards passing.
As good as Wentz has been the Eagles also have a top 10 rushing offense. This makes things easier for any quarterback but especially rookies.
Unknown runner Wendell Smallwood had 79 yards and a score in Week 3, and Kenjon Barner also chipped in with 42 yards and a score.
Look for them to be a big factor in the game against the Lions.
Look for Darren Sproles to be a threat in the receiving game this week. The speedy back had 126 yards receiving and a score and will do more damage this week.
Jordan Matthews has been Wentz go to receiver to start the season. I’m looking for a big game from him after facing a tough matchup in week 3.
He should have over 80 yards and a score this week.
The Eagles defense has made significant improvements this year. They are 3rd in total defense, and 6th against the passing game.
That spells trouble for Stafford and the Lions as I do not trust their running game at all.
Matthew Stafford had a tough game against the Bears, throwing for over 200 yards but not throwing a touchdown pass. He was also intercepted twice.
If he plays another poor game look for the Lions to be down early.
Is it time to bench Theo Riddick? The Lions run game has been atrocious to start the season and Reddick has been a big part of it. He only had 31 yards on 11 carries against the Bears.
I expect another low contribution from him going up against the Eagles front seven.
If Marvin Jones isn’t on your fantasy team trade for the man now! He is clearly Staffords #1 target and had a good game in the loss last week. I expect him to get a touchdown grab and have over 100 yards.
He is clearly a breakout player early in the year.
The Lions passing defense got lit up by Brian Hoyer last week. He threw for over 300 yards with 2 touchdowns and completed 77% of his passes!!!
Brian Hoyer, not the regular starter Jay Cutler, but the backup who was booted out of Houston. I don’t see this defense slowing down the Eagles offense and it should be a long day for the secondary.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Lions are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
- Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
- Lions are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Philadelphia ATS, OVER
Wentz has a big game against the porous secondary of Detroit, and Darren Sproles has over 100 total yards. Philly should have no problem in this one.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 35 – Detroit 21
If you want the Lions to pull the upset think again, their defense can’t stop anybody and I don’t see it happening this week.
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