The struggling Detroit Lions will look to get back on track while handing the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles their first loss of the season when the two NFC playoff hopefuls square off in a value-packed matchup that gets underway on Sunday afternoon at Ford Field. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the most value in the NFL odds.
Take a Closer Look at the Philadelphia at Detroit Betting Pick, Prediction & TV Info
Why Bet The Philadelphia Eagles?
The Birds are the better team in all three phases and well-rested. Philadelphia (3-0 SU, 3-0 ATS) had a bye in Week 4 so the Birds will be well-rested in this affair following their stunning 34-3 Week 3 blowout of Pittsburgh as a 4-point underdog, no less. The Eagles re ranked a stellar second in scoring this season (30.6 ppg) as rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has taken the league by storm. The former North Dakota State star has completed an impressive 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards with five touchdowns and as football fans everywhere know – zero interceptions. Wide receivers Jordan Matthews and running back Darren Sproles have combined for 364 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Veteran running back Ryan Mathews has rushed for a team-high 104 yards and three touchdowns while defensively, Philadelphia is limiting the opposition to a mind-boggling nine points per game to rank first in points allowed. Defensive lineman Fletcher Cox has three sacks and won the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award for September.
Why Bet The Detroit Lions?
The Lions are completely desperate and playing at home. Detroit (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS) has lost three straight including its crushing 17-14 loss against division rival Chicago in Week 4 while failing to cover the spread as a 3-point favorite. The Lions are averaging a respectable 23.7 points per game to rank 12th in scoring but are giving up 25.5 points per game defensively to rank 20th in points allowed. For the season, veteran signal-caller Matthew Stafford is completing an impressive 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,198 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions while tossing two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. Receivers Marvin Jones and Eric Ebron have combined for 692 receiving yards and three touchdowns while running back Theo Riddick has rushed for a team-high 122 yards and one touchdown.
My Betting Prediction and Pick
With the way the Eagles are playing on both sides of the ball, this Week 5 pick is as easy as pie. Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games and an identical 4-1 ATS in its last five road games. Conversely, Detroit is just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 home games and 3-6 ATS in their last nine games against Philadelphia. The Eagles have a gem of quarterback in Carson Wentz and are playing defense better than they have since the 1990s when Reggie White and Jerome Brown were leading Philly’s then-historic defense. Philly wins and covers the spread by forcing a couple of turnovers en rout to what I believe will be a double-digit road win!
My Pick: Philadelphia 31 Detroit 21