After a bye week, the Philadelphia Eagles will try to stay unbeaten when they visit the Detroit Lions in a NFC showdown early Sunday afternoon at Ford Field. The Week 5 NFL betting spread favors the Eagles by a field-goal.
Eagles aren't thinking about last year's blowout loss to the Lions https://t.co/3L4ytQt3tI
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 7, 2016
The game kicks-off on FOX Sports this Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 PM ET, from Ford Field, in Detroit, Michigan.
Philadelphia Eagles Vs Detroit Lions Spread & ATS Pick
What: Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) at Detroit Lions (1-3)
When: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Detroit, MI
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Eagles -2.5
Moneyline: Philadelphia -118 vs Detroit +100
Game Total: 46
Watch: FOX Sports
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Why Bet The Philadelphia Eagles To Beat The Detroit Lions
The Eagles are coming off a bye week and are a surprising 3-0 behind a rookie QB. Philadelphia is 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS this season. They average 30.0 points per game (3rd) and allow 9.0 points per game (1st).
Philadelphia averages 250.3 passing yards per game. Rookie QB Carson Wentz (769 yards, 5 TDs & 0 INTs) has completed 64.7 percent of his passes. Wentz is coming off the best game of his young career against one of the most scariest teams in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers. He completed 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in that game two weeks ago.
WR Jordan Matthews (15 rec, 204 yards, 2 TD) is the team’s best receiver, but he hasn’t totaled 100 yards in his last two games. Matthews and spark plug RB Darren Sproles have combined for 364 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 11 receptions.
The Eagles average 119.3 rushing yards per game (9th). RBs Ryan Mathews (33 yards, 104 yards, 3 TDs), Wendell Smallwood (20 rec, 96 yards, 1 TD), and Kenjon Barner (14 rec, 86 yards, 1 TD) have split time in the Eagles backfield.
The Eagles have the top-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 203.0 passing yards per game (6th) and 71.3 rushing yards per game (3rd). Philly has ten sacks this season (9th). Rodney McLeod has tackles and Fletcher Cox 3.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Eagles
Since in Week 1, the Detroit Lions have dropped three in a row. They are 1-3 SU and ATS. They average 23.3 points per game (13th) and allow 25.5 points per game (20th).
Detroit averages 283.3 passing yards per game (6th). QB Matthew Stafford (1198 yards, 7 TDs & 4 INTs) has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. He struggled against the Chicago Bears last week, completing 23 of 36 passes for 213 yards and two interceptions. It was the first game he failed to throw a touchdown pass.
WR Marvin Jones (23 rec. 482 yards, 2 TDs) has stepped in and has made Lions’ fans almost forget about Megatron’s off-season retirement. TE Eric Ebron (18 rec, 210 yards, 1 TD) averages 11.7 yards per catch. He’s Stafford’s best receiver in the middle. Rusher Theo Riddick has 20 receptions.
The Lions average 92.3 rushing yards per game (22nd) and Riddick leads the way with 122 yards and one touchdown. He has a poor 3.1 yards per carry average in the first four games of the season.
Detroit has the 25th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 272.0 passing yards per game (21st) and 114.5 rushing yards per game (23rd). They have recorded nine sacks this season. Tahir Whitehead has 34 tackles, and Kerry Hyder has 5.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Detroit is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
- Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
- Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lions are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings
My final score prediction is Philadelphia 28, Detroit 21.