NFL Pick: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles
- Updated: December 4, 2013
The Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles should set the stage for a very exciting and high scoring match up heading into week 14 of the NFL schedule. These teams have two of the very best offenses in the league and it will be exciting to watch as both teams try and get a win to stay ahead of the competition in their respective divisions.
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles Preview
The NFL odds for this game favor the Eagles as they opened up as (-2.5) point favorites. Although the Eagles are the home team and have been playing very well of late, the early betting trend is favoring the Lions. Over 58 percent of the early action at the betting windows is backing the home team. This line could change leading up to kick off with that kind of backing so make sure to shop around for the latest point spread at your favorite online sportsbook before placing a bet on this game.
The Lions had a big win against the Packers on Thanksgiving. It was Calvin Johnson’s seventh game with at least 100 receiving yards this season, most in the league. Thursday is Johnson’s 39th career 100-yard game, four more than any other player since the start of 2007 (Andre Johnson, 35). – Thursday is the second-straight 100-yard game for Johnson on Thanksgiving. Johnson did not reach 100 receiving yards in his first five Thanksgiving games. The Eagles will have to find a way to slow Megatron down if they hope to win.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have some negative trends heading into this game. Detroit is 1-4 straight up in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia and that includes a 1-4 against the spread (ATS) record in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia. The total has gone over in 16 of Detroit’s last 24 games on the road, but the total has gone under in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games on the road. Detroit is 5-13-1 ATS in its last 19 games on the road overall and Philadelphia is 1-10-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home. Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games overall and 5-11 straight up in its last 16 games on the road. Philadelphia is 4-1 straight up in its last 5 games overall and 8-16 straight up in its last 24 games overall to include a 2-10 straight up in its last 12 games at home.
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles Pick.