Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/17/2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Buffalo Bills head to Lincoln Financial Field to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 39. The Bills were 6-10-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 12-4-0. The Eagles were 8-8-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 9-7-0.
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Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills were 12-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Buffalo Bills were 6-10-0 against the spread last year
Important Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Philadelphia Eagles were 8-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
08/14/17 WR Jordan Matthews Sternum "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
07/30/17 S Colt Anderson Foot PUP
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
07/30/17 DT Beau Allen Pectoral out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills were 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 399 last year. They ran 1,012 plays for 5,666 yards, which ranked them 16th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 12th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 328 1st downs last season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo ran for 2,630 yards as a unit, which ranked 1st in the league. They ran 492 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills were penalized on offense 112 times for 960 yards last year, which had them 9th in the NFL in penalties. Tyrod Taylor passed for 3,023 yards last year. He completed 269 throws while attempting 436 passes for a completion percentage of 61.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 89.7 and his QBR was 68.2. He averaged 11.2 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Buffalo was 16th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 378. They gave up a total of 5,712 yards on D, which was 19th in the league. The Bills were 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 306 throws on 511 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense last season, ranking them 1st and 1st in the league. The Buffalo pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,582 yards in the air, which was 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 469 attempts for 2,130 yards last season, putting them in 29th place in the NFL against the run. The Bills had 106 penalties for 884 yards on defense last year. That placed them 10th in the league. They allowed a score on 38.8% of possessions on defense, which was 22nd in the NFL.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles ran for 1,813 yards as a team last year, which ranked 11th in the NFL. They ran 438 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles were penalized on offense 113 times for 945 yards last season, which had them 8th in the league in penalties. They were 16th in the NFL in points scored with 367. They ran 1,080 plays last season for 5,398 yards, which ranked them 22nd in the league in total offense. The Eagles averaged 5 yards per play, which was 28th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 333 1st downs last year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Carson Wentz averaged 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.0 yards per completion last season. He completed 379 passes on 607 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His QBR last year was 52.8 while is quarterback rating was 79.3. He threw for 3,782 yards.
The Eagles rush defense allowed 391 attempts for 1,652 yards last year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. Philadelphia committed 99 penalties for 837 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 7th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 33.9% of possessions on defense, which was 11th in the league. They were 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 331. They surrendered a total of 5,484 yards on D, which was 13th in the NFL. The Eagles were ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 333 passes on 553 attempts against the Philadelphia defense last season, placing them 8th and 15th in the National Football League. The Philadelphia Eagles pass defense also gave up a total of 3,832 yards through the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles -4
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