Given how the NFL season has gone to this point, predicting the teams that will still be alive at the end of the regular season is a bit of a thankless task. There are a few teams who look certain to be in the playoffs, but if you take a look at the current Wild Card standings, you see a bit of a logjam beginning to emerge. You can certainly argue that things are a good deal more forgiving on the AFC side of things, as the race for the NFC playoff spots looks to be a bit of a nightmare, with 10 wins this season potentially not being enough to get a team into the postseason.
With that in mind, the Philadelphia Eagles need to get in gear in the second half, although they do have the benefit of being in a division where 9 wins might be enough to win it and get in. They will try to get another notch in the win column this weekend when they host the New England Patriots. The Eagles are a 4-point home underdog, with the point total for this one set at 44 ½.
Patriots vs Eagles 2019 NFL Week 11 Lines & Game Preview
- When: Sunday, November 17 at 4:25 PM EST
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 11 Odds: New England Patriots -4 (Total 44.5)
Why bet on the New England Patriots?
The Patriots started out the season with a perfect 8-0 record and playing the sort of defensive football that gets people talking about championships in a hurry. The idea that this team might just roll all the way to another Super Bowl was quickly cast aside a couple of weeks ago, though, when they were bounced by the Ravens in a 37-20 rout.
It was a stunning loss, but the good news for the Patriots was that it came right before the bye week. They will have had plenty of time to study the film and right the wrongs from that loss. The Patriots are 5-1 SU on the road in their last 6, but they have had trouble in Philly, going just 2-5 SU in their last 7 visits. They are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 versus teams from the NFC.
- Points per Game: 30.00
- Passing Yards: 273.89
- Rushing Yards: 93.11
- Yards per Play: 5.25
- Points per Game: 10.89
- Passing Yards: 149.89
- Rushing Yards: 99.11
- Yards per Play: 4.33
Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles?
The Philadelphia Eagles are at 5-4 on the season, and while that would ordinarily put them in a tough spot in this current NFC playoff race, they are actually very much in it. The NFC East is a bit of a disaster this season, with the Giants and Redskins both really quite awful. That leaves the division as a 2-horse race between the Eagles and the Cowboys.
Dallas has the same 5-4 record as Philly, but they hold the tie-breaker after beating the Eagles a few weeks back. What Philly has at the moment, though, is a bit of momentum after winning 2 games in a row. They are also 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games versus teams from the AFC East.
- Points per Game: 24.89
- Passing Yards: 219.67
- Rushing Yards: 127.33
- Yards per Play: 5.21
- Points per Game: 23.67
- Passing Yards: 239.00
- Rushing Yards: 87.33
- Yards per Play: 5.44
Patriots vs Eagles NFL Week 11 Betting Trends
- Eagles are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
- Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 11
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games played in November
- Patriots are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
- Patriots are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against Philadelphia
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New England’s last 9 games this season
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Patriots vs Eagles
Over the years, Bill Belichick has been a master at winning games when he has an extra week to prepare. That could prove to be a problem for the Eagles, which is why I am taking the Patriots to win and cover on Sunday.
Score: New England Patriots 28 – Philadelphia Eagles 23