Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions NFL Pick – Week 8

The NFL is set up with another great slate of football throughout Week 8. Thirteen games are up on the board throughout Sunday. One of these matchups will be between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions. These two teams have struggled to open up this season, but will look to earn a win in this one. This game will kick off at around 1:00 PM Eastern time.

Philadelphia has earned a record throughout 2-5 this season, which has them sitting in third place of the NFC East. The Eagles have lost their last two times out and will look to bounce back in this one. Philadelphia is coming off a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders scored 30 points between the second and third quarter to earn a 33-22 win.

The Lions have put up a record of 0-7 to open up this season, which has them in last place of the NFL so far. Detroit has not been able to get anything going so far. The Lions are coming off a loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Detroit opened up the game with a 13-3 lead, but were outscored 25-6 after as the Rams finished with a 28-19 win at home.

These two teams have had forgettable starts to the season, but will look to turn it around with a big win in Week 8. Detroit had a solid performance early in Week 7, but were not able to keep the offense going late. The Eagles scored some points in garbage time late and will look to get it going quicker in this one. If either team can grab and early lead, it could be enough for the win.

Eagles vs. Lions Live Odds and Betting History

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Totals
Philadelphia Eagles -3 ½ (-110) -183 Over 48 (-110)
Detroit Lions +3 ½ (-110) +163 Under 48 (-110)

 

Betting Data Philadelphia Eagles Detroit Lions
2021 Record 2-5 0-7
2021 Home 0-3 0-3
2021 Away 2-2 0-4
2021 ATS 3-4 3-4
2021 ATS Home 1-2 1-2
2021 ATS Away 2-2 2-2
2021 O/U 3-4 2-5
2021 O/U Home 1-2 1-2
2021 O/U Away 2-2 1-3

Eagles vs. Lions NFL Game Preview

These two teams have not met up since the 2019-20 season. Carson Wentz had two passing touchdowns on the day to Nelson Agholor, but it was not enough. Matthew Stafford had a passing touchdown as well. Kerryon Johnson had a rushing touchdown, while Jamal Agnew had a kickoff return. The Lions were able to ride this performance to a 27-24 win on the road.

The Eagles and Lions have met up 34 times throughout their histories. Both teams have a record of 16-16-2 throughout those matchups. Detroit has won the last three meetings and will look to keep it going in this one. The Eagles will look to get back on top of this all-time series though with a win against the Lions.

Both teams have much different looks from the last time they met up. Carson Wentz started for Philadelphia in the last meeting, while Detroit had Matthew Stafford under center. The Eagles now have Jalen Hurts starting and the Lions have Jared Goff at QB. Both offenses have also had a lot of pieces move around from that meeting.

Opening Odds and Line Movement

The line for this matchup opened up at -3 ½ in favor of the Philadelphia Eagles. The spread has not changed at all with only a couple of days left before kickoff.

The total for this matchup was listed at 49 points when it opened up. The over/ under has dropped down a point since to 48. This total makes sense with both offenses a bit inconsistent.

The spread for this game is pretty high for two teams who have not gotten much going this season. Detroit is back at home and will likely come out a bit stronger. The Eagles have been the better team this season, but will not have a walk in the park in this one.

Head to Head Betting Trends

  • Eagles 6-4 SU in last 10 matchups with Detroit
  • Both teams 5-5 ATS in last 10 meetings
  • Over is 7-3 in last 10 games
  • Over is 4-1 in last five games in Detroit

Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends

  • 8-8-1 SU in last 17 games as favorite
  • 5-12 ATS in last 17 games as favorite
  • 7-13 SU in last 20 road games
  • 8-12 ATS in last 20 road games
  • 13-17 SU in last 30 games against Conference
  • 14-16 ATS in last 30 games against Conference
  • 1-4 SU in last five Dome games
  • 2-3 ATS in last five Dome games
  • 5-7 SU in last 12 games in October
  • 6-6 ATS in last 12 games in October
  • 7-5-1 SU in last 13 games after two or more straight losses
  • 7-6 ATS in last 13 games after two or more straight losses

Detroit Lions Betting Trends

  • 5-27 SU in last 32 games as an underdog
  • 16-16 ATS in last 32 games as an underdog
  • 3-16 SU in last 19 games at home
  • 9-10 ATS in last 19 games at home
  • 6-22-1 SU in last 29 games against Conference
  • 14-15 ATS in last 29 games against Conference
  • 5-19-1 SU in last 25 Dome games
  • 13-12 ATS in last 25 Dome games
  • 3-7 SU in last 10 October games
  • 5-5 ATS in last 10 October games
  • 4-15 SU in last 19 games after two or more losses
  • 10-9 ATS in last 18 games after two or more losses

Free Bet and Game Prediction: Detroit Lions +163

These two teams have not been great to open up this season, but I think they will find a way to get going early in this one. Detroit has come so close to a few wins this season, but have not been able to close it out. The Eagles have earned a couple wins, but have not been much more impressive. If the Lions can control the pace in this one, I think they can win their first game of the season.

Jared Goff will get the start for the Lions in this one. Goff has thrown for 1773 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions on the season. Jalen Hurts will be the opposing Quarterback on Philadelphia’s sideline. Hurts has passed for 1716 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Hurts has also rushed for 361 yards and five touchdowns.

The line for this game gives a big edge to Philadelphia on the road, which I do not agree with. This Lions team has been knocking on the door of a win for a few weeks now and with them back home against another struggling team, I really like their chances. As big home underdogs against the 2-5 Eagles, I really like the value on Detroit this week.

The Bet
Detroit Lions
+163

Eagles vs. Lions Betting Recap:

  • Oddmaker: BetOnline
  • Money Lines: Philadelphia Eagles (-183) vs. Detroit Lions (+163)
  • Spread: Lions +3 ½ (-110)
  • Over/Under: 48 Points
  • Prediction: Eagles 20 – Lions 24
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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