Eagles vs Bills Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
New Era Field is the venue where Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills will take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Philadelphia opens this game as 1-point dogs. The O/U is set at 41.5. The Eagles are 3-4-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Bills are 1-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-1-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys and were defeated 37-10. Jordan Howard paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 50 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per carry. Dallas Goedert was the receiving yardage leader by earning 69 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 17.3 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 16/26 with 191 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The Philadelphia Eagles ran the ball 28 times and racked up 115 yards earning them an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they totaled 57 plays for a total of 283 yards. For the contest, the Eagles got 16 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 40 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Philadelphia allowed 21 catches on 27 attempts totaling 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 402 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Eagles allowed 189 yards on 36 runs which is an average of 5.3 yards per carry allowed. Guy Bruhn has a free pick against the spread for the game between the Seahawks and Falcons.
Eagles Go to 3-4 After Loss
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 3-4 for 2019. They are a team that has the capability to score points among NFC East teams and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yardage, they currently sit at 9th in the conference and 15th in the NFL with 2,379 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Eagles have compiled a total of 13 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 24 points per contest, which has them at 14th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 112 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd among NFC teams.
The Eagles have one of the average defenses in the NFL, giving up 26.6 points per game which has them at 11th among NFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Eagles have conceded 1,894 yards. Opponents are completing 65.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. They have conceded 14 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards on the ground, Philadelphia is allowing 89.4 yards per contest putting them 1st among NFC East teams and 6th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush which has them at 4th in the NFC and 6th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 782 yards rushing through 7 games.
In their last contest, the Buffalo Bills took on the Miami Dolphins and earned the victory by a score of 31-21. Frank Gore led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 55 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per run. John Brown was the receiving yardage leader by earning 83 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 16.6 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Bills was Josh Allen who went 16/26 with 202 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Take a look where the Bills rank in our Week 8 NFL power rankings. The Buffalo Bills ended up rushing 23 times and added 117 yards which had them averaging 5.1 yards per carry. On the day, they finished with a total of 51 plays which added up to 305 yards. In the game, the Bills totaled 17 first downs and they had 9 infractions for 83 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Buffalo conceded 23 catches on 35 attempts totaling 272 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the running game, the Bills conceded 109 yards on 30 runs which means they had an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 381 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
Bills are Now 5-1 After Win
The Bills head into this matchup 5-1. Buffalo has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 136 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 7th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have a total of 815 yards rushing through 6 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Bills average 361 yards per game overall ranking them 17th in the NFL and 8th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bills sit in 2nd in the division and 22nd out of all the teams in the league averaging 20.2 points per contest.
The Bills are giving up 15.2 points per game which puts them at 2nd among AFC East teams and 3rd in the league. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 91 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 91 yards per contest which puts them at 10th in the league and 2nd in the division. This year, they have given up a total of 548 yards rushing and 6 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units among NFL teams. They are allowing 201 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bills currently sit at 3rd in the AFC. They have conceded 4 passing TDs in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +1
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