Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions - 9/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -7 -- Over/Under: 48
The Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Detroit Lions look for a statement victory to build on their odd 1-0-1 start to the season. The Detroit Lions are 3-3-1 in their last seven road games. Matthew Stafford is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 630 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Stafford has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last 10 games. Kenny Golladay and T.J. Hockenson have combined for 297 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Danny Amendola has seven receptions. The Detroit Lions ground game is averaging 105 yards per contest, and Kerryon Johnson leads the way with 90 yards on 28 carries. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 18.5 points and 405.5 yards per game. Tracy Walker leads the Detroit Lions with 19 tackles, Devon Kennard has three sacks and Darius Slay has one interception.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for another home win to get a game above a .500 record. The Philadelphia Eagles have won their last four home games. Carson Wentz is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 544 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. Desean Jackson and Zach Ertz have combined for 280 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 10 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 86 yards per contest, and Josh Howard leads the way with 62 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 25.5 points and 382.5 yards per game. Nigel Bradham leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 11 tackles, Tim Jernigan has one sack and Sidney Jones has one interception.
The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass. The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on grass and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games overall. The under is 8-1 in Lions last 9 games overall.
The Detroit Lions have failed to cover five of their last seven games as an underdog of at least three points. The Philadelphia Eagles have failed to cover 11 of their last 14 games when a favorite of at least three points. The Lions are coming off an impressive win over the Chargers and should be sitting pretty with a 2-0 record if it weren't for the blown lead over the Cardinals in their season opener. The Eagles nearly lost to the Redskins as double-digit favorites, and they were sloppy as all hell against the Falcons. The Eagles are also dealing with injuries to Alshon Jeffery and Desean Jackson, who are both questionable for this game. I'm just not as high on the Eagles as everybody else seems to be. I don't completely trust the Lions, but I'll take the free touchdown if forced to pick.