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Eagles vs Lions Week 6 Preview

The Detroit Lions will be looking for their first ATS cover of the season when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Detroit is 0-4 ATS this season and 1-10 ATS over its last 11 games.

The Philadelphia Eagles have enjoyed success against Detroit over the years; in six meetings since 1995, Philadelphia is a perfect 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS against the Lions.

View Detroit vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Lions in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 48 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Eagles) and the No. 8 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 21-19 result in favor of the Eagles is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 31-ranked offense (16 PPG) against a Lions defense that ranks No. 26 at 28.5 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 251.2 yards per game, more than the Lions give up through the air (213 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Lions feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 103.5 yards per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 20-13 result against the Vikings on September 30. The Lions failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 33 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Detroit's aerial attack generated 319 yards but it was the Vikings coming away with a 20-13 victory over Detroit at Ford Field.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 16-14 loser as they battled the Steelers on the road. The Eagles covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 30 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time out, Philadelphia got 2 scoring strikes from Michael Vick in a 16-14 loss against Pittsburgh.

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 5-5

Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few Lions at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chicago, Monday, October 22
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Sunday, October 28