In Week 3, the Detroit Lions head to Philadelphia in a key NFC matchup to take on the Eagles. Detroit is 1-0-1 after upsetting the L.A. Chargers in Week 2. Philly fell to Atlanta. The Eagles hope to rebound on Sunday. Which team gets it done in this intriguing matchup? Keep reading for NFL Week 3 odds, analysis, and a free pick for Lions vs Eagles!
Lions vs Eagles 2019 NFL Week 3 Lines, Game Info and Expert Pick
- When: Sunday, Sep. 22 at 1:00pm ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Lions / Eagles
- Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
- ATS Odds: Eagles -7
- Over/Under Total Odds: 48
- Sunny: 32°C/89°F
- Humidity: 48%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 8 mph SW
- Cloud Cover: 11%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Detroit Lions are a good bet +7?
Technically, the Detroit Lions are undefeated, but know they allowed the Kyler Murray led Arizona Cardinals to tie them in Week 1. Detroit was up 17-3 at halftime. The Cardinals rallied with 18 points in the fourth quarter for the victory.In Week 2, head coach Matt Patricia left nothing for chance. His defense was exceptional when holding the Chargers to only 10 points. If Patricia could get his defense to step it up against the L.A. Chargers, why couldn’t he get it to step up against the Philadelphia Eagles?
- Total Yards: 408
- Passing Yards: 303
- Rushing Yards: 105
- Points Scored: 20
- Total Yards: 405.5
- Passing Yards: 281
- Rushing Yards: 124.5
- Points Allowed: 18.5
Why Philadelphia Eagles are a good bet -7?
Philly has yet to hit its stride. The Eagles struggled to beat the NFC East rival Washington Redskins 32-27 in Week 1. In Week 2, Philadelphia allowed Matt Ryan to connect with Julio Jones with only 2 minutes and 10 seconds left in the game for a 54-yard TD that led to a loss.
The Eagles are too talented not to get it going, though. Philadelphia will eventually put it all together. If they put it all together on Sunday, they can beat the Detroit Lions by at least 10 points.
- Total Yards: 361
- Passing Yards: 275
- Rushing Yards: 86
- Points Scored: 26
- Total Yards: 382.5
- Passing Yards: 340
- Rushing Yards: 42.5
- Points Allowed: 25.5
NFL Betting Trends for Detroit Lions vs Philadelphia Eagles
- Lions are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass
- Lions are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against Philadelphia
- Under is 8-1 in Lions last 9 games
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards in their previous game
- Eagles are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- Under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games
Detroit Lions vs Philadelphia Eagles Final NFL Betting Analysis
The Philadelphia Eagles got a ton of press during the preseason. Why not? Philly won the Super Bowl in 2017. They made the playoffs last season and, on paper, they look like one of the top teams in the NFC.
However, they’ve got a serious flaw that could end up costing them this season. The Eagles can’t stop the pass. Washington’s Case Keenum torched them for 380 yards and 3 touchdowns. Although they picked off Matt Ryan 3 times, Ice threw for 320 yards and 3 TDs.
On Sunday, they face yet another top quarterback in Matthew Stafford. Stafford has some weapons to throw the football too. If the Lions can get Kerryon Johnson, their second year running back, involved in the passing game, they’ll have a shot to win this one straight up. Taking the points makes the most sense.
NFL Free Pick: Detroit Lions +7