Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Tips 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field is the site where Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The odds on this contest have Philadelphia as 8.5-point favorites. The total is set at 47. The Lions are 1-0-1 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
09/15/19 DL Da'Shawn Hand Elbow is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
09/15/19 LB Jarrad Davis Leg is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
09/15/19 T Taylor Decker Back is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
09/03/19 DE Austin Bryant Pectoral IR
09/03/19 WR Jermaine Kearse Leg IR
09/03/19 WR Chris Lacy Leg PUP
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
09/17/19 WR Alshon Jeffery Calf is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Detroit
09/16/19 WR DeSean Jackson Groin injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/16/19 T Jordan Mailata Back is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/16/19 DT Tim Jernigan Foot is out 4-6 weeks
09/13/19 QB Nate Sudfeld Wrist is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/11/19 DT Malik Jackson Foot IR
09/03/19 LB Kamu Grugier-Hill MCL is out indefinitely
In their last outing, the Detroit Lions faced Los Angeles Chargers, who host Houston this week, and ended up getting the win by a score of 13-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Lions was Matthew Stafford who went 22/30 with 245 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 2 interceptions during the game. Kerryon Johnson paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 41 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per run. Kenny Golladay was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 117 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 14.6 yards per reception for that contest.
The Lions, who had a season win total line of 7, step onto the field holding a record of 1-0-1 in 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 20 points per game, ranking them 18th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 105 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 4th in the NFC and 8th in the NFL with 816 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Lions have compiled a total of 5 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among NFC North teams and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Lions have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 18.5 points per game putting them 6th among NFC teams. In terms of yards on the ground, Detroit is giving up 124.5 yards per game putting them 4th in the NFC North and 21st among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.2 yards per rush ranking them 13th in the NFC and 26th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 210 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Lions have conceded 562 yards. Teams are completing 55.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try. They have conceded 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown.
In their last game, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Atlanta Falcons, who have the Colts on Sunday, and lost 24-20. Miles Sanders paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 5 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 28 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 2.8 yards per carry. Nelson Agholor was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 107 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 13.4 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 25/43 with 231 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He walked away with 2 picks in the game.
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 1-1. Philadelphia needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 86 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 23rd in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 172 yards rushing through 2 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Eagles average 361 yards per game overall ranking them 14th among NFL teams and 8th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Eagles currently sit at 2nd in the division and 8th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 26 points per contest.
The Eagles are conceding 25.5 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the NFC East and 25th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the worst units in the league. They are giving up 340 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles are currently ranked 16th among NFC teams. They have conceded 6 passing TDs in 2019. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 51 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 42.5 yards per contest which puts them at 3rd in the NFL and 1st in the division. For this season, they have given up a total of 85 yards on the ground and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +8.5
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