Week 3 Free Betting Pick: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles

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The Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles are set to face off at Lincoln Financial Field. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET and FOX will broadcast the action.

Week 3 Betting Preview: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit is a live dog and is currently getting 7 points in this Sunday NFC game. The Lions are also receiving +230 moneyline odds while the Eagles are -280. If one team can find paydirt in the early stages it will create a decent live betting opportunity. Oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 48 points.

The game’s total has moved downward after originally being set at 49.5. The opening line (-7) hasn’t budged.

The Lions have gained 1.0 unit so far and are 1-1 against the spread (ATS). The team’s recorded an O/U mark of 1-1.

The Eagles have lost 0.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 0-2 ATS and also own an O/U record of 1-1.

The Lions are 1-0-1 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Eagles are 1-1 SU.

The Lions are hoping to remain undefeated after a 13-10 victory over the Chargers last week. The Lions defense allowed the Chargers to run for 137 yards on 25 rush attempts, along with one rushing TD. On the offense, Matthew Stafford completed 22 passes on 30 attempts for 245 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Kerryon Johnson (only 41 rushing yards on 12 attempts) provided the running attack while Kenny Golladay (eight receptions, 117 yards, one TD) and Marvin Jones Jr. (five catches, 43 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Philadelphia just fell 24-20 to Atlanta a week ago. As a group, the team collectively completed 28-of-48 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Carson Wentz went 25-for-43 for 231 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while Josh McCown was three-of-five for 24 yards. Miles Sanders (28 rushing yards on 10 attempts) spearheaded the running game while Nelson Agholor (eight receptions, 107 yards, one TD) and Zach Ertz (eight catches, 72 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.

Detroit’s run the ball on 44.4 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Philadelphia has a rush percentage of 37.4 percent. The Lions have produced 105 rush yards per game and have yet to record a touchdown on the ground this year. The Eagles are totaling 86 rushing yards per game and have two total rush TDs.

It seems like the Lions ought to be the more disruptive team in the trenches. Their offensive line has given up just 41 sacks while their D-line registered 43 sacks. The Eagles, on the other hand, have given up 40 sacks and their defense has generated only 44 sacks.

The Lions offensive scheme has averaged 315 yards in the air overall and has five passing score so far. The Eagles have produced 284 pass yards per game and have four total pass TDs.

Detroit appears to hold an edge when it comes to limiting the pass. The team’s let opponents run for an average of 124.5 yards and throw for 300.5 yards per game. The Philadelphia D has given up 350 yards per game to opposing passers and 42.5 yards per game on the ground. The Lions are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.33 to opponents, while the Eagles have given up a 7.47 ANY/A.

Stafford has been more effective than Wentz of late, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 6.50for the season and 7.90 over his last two outings. Wentz’s ANY/A is 3.11 for the year and 6.00 over his last two outings.

Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Pick

SU Winner: Eagles, ATS Winner: Eagles, O/U: Over

Betting Trends

  • The Detroit defense has six sacks on the year while Philadelphia has two.
  • Philadelphia has lost one fumble this season while the Detroit offense has lost two.
  • The Lions offense has created one pass play of 40 or more yards, while the Eagles have accounted for three such plays.
  • Both teams have allowed three pass plays of 40 or more yards and four pass plays of 30+ yards.
  • Both teams have produced zero rushing plays of 20 or more yards. The Detroit offense has recorded two running plays of 10+ yards while Philadelphia has accounted for three such plays.
  • The Lions defense has allowed zero rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Eagles have given up one such run.
  • The Over/Under for Philadelphia’s previous outing was 53. The under cashed in that 24-20 defeat to Atlanta.
  • The O/U for Detroit’s last game was set at 47. The under cashed in the team’s 13-10 win over the Chargers.