Eagles vs Lions Week 14 Betting Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles have found their groove behind quarterback Nick Foles and are favored to win their fifth straight game, when the Detroit Lions visit Sunday.
The Eagles began the week as 2-point home favorites, a role that have not excelled in recently. Philadelphia is 1-6-1 against the spread in its last eight games as home favorites.
But the Eagles have won four straight, including last week’s 24-21 victory over the Cardinals, and are playing their best football of the season under first-year coach Chip Kelly.
The Lions snapped a two-game slide with a 40-10 rout of the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving. Detroit boasts the third-best passing attack in the league behind quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
This is only the second game all season the Lions have been the underdogs (the number was +2 early in the week at BetOnline.
The last five Eagles’ home games have stayed UNDER the total.
The Eagles are 7-5 so far on the season, and 6-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Philadelphia go 6-6 and the Lions go 7-5 on the totals.
Sportsbooks, including 5Dimes, had set the Eagles as 2-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 54 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at Bovada).
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 14 and the Lions at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 26-24 result in favor of the Lions.
The Lions were a 40-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Packers. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors. Nick Foles dusted the Cardinals secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Eagles defeated Arizona 24-21 at Lincoln Financial Field.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 8-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Lions defense that ranks No. 18 at 23.92 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 256.75 yards per game, less than the Lions give up through the air (262.25 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Lions feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 98.5 yards per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.
A few Lions at Eagles trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 5-13-1 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Detroit is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Detroit home to Baltimore, Monday, December 16th
Philadelphia at Minnesota, Sunday, December 15th