Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 10/31/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+3)
The Detroit Lions (0-7) will try to beat the Philadelphia Eagles (2-5) at Ford Field on Sunday. Detroit opens as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 48.
The Philadelphia Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 2-5 for this season. In their last contest, the Eagles played against the Raiders and took a loss by a final of 33-22. Jalen Hurts finished 18/34 with 236 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 94.7 and walked away from the game with no picks. Miles Sanders was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 6 attempts for 30 yds (5.0 yds per attempt). DeVonta Smith had an average of 12.2 yards per catch by accumulating 61 yds on 5 catches. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up running the ball 32 different times and tallied 135 yds, which is an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they ran 68 plays which gave them 358 yards. Philadelphia allowed 31 completions on 34 attempts for 323 yards, and a completion rate of 91.2%. Against the run, the Eagles gave up 119 yds on 29 tries, which averages out to 4.1 yds per run surrendered.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Philadelphia Eagles are sitting at 22.7 PPG. Offensively they hold an average of 116.7 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 14th in the league. The Eagles have earned 2,434 total yards for the year. Philadelphia has amassed 75 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 58 infractions for 419 yards. They have surrendered the ball 7 times (4 picks and 3 fumbles lost). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Philadelphia has totaled 10 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns on the ground.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Eagles have given up 1,594 yards which has them ranked 15th in football. They have conceded 227.7 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 74.4%. For the year, they are allowing 360.7 yards per contest ranking them 17th in the National Football League. They have yielded 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 8 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush on the ground and 133.0 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 931 rushing yards through 7 games. The Eagles rank 24th in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 26.4 PPG.
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The Lions head into this game 0-7 for this season. In their last game, the Lions took a loss by a score of 28-19 against the Rams. Jared Goff (1 TD) finished the game with 268 yds on 22/36 through the air while his QB rate was 70.1. He had 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.44 yds. T.J. Hockenson was the top contributor in the passing game for the Lions, hauling in 6 throws for 48 yds (8.0 yds per catch). Jamaal Williams ran the ball 12 times for 57 yds, ending the game with 4.8 yds per carry for Detroit. The Lions finished the contest with a total of 415 yds while they ran 67 plays (6.2 yds per play). Detroit ended up running for 4.9 yards per attempt, finishing with 137 yds on 28 attempts. Detroit surrendered 19 rushing attempts for 47 yards (2.5 yards per carry). The Lions pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 68.3%, relinquishing 327 yds on 28 for 41 passing.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Lions currently rank 28th in the league with an average of 18.3 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Lions have compiled 1,653 yards through the air as well as an average of 236.1 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 17th out of all NFL teams. They average 98.3 yards per game on the ground and have run for 688 yards for the season. The Detroit Lions maintain an average of 334.4 yards per game which ranks them 24th out of all teams in the NFL. The Detroit offense has totaled 368 yards of penalties on 45 infractions, which ranks 8th in football in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 6 interceptions while losing 4 fumbles and they have recorded 92 first downs.
Detroit has yielded a total of 840 yards rushing (120.0 yards per outing) as well as 6 touchdowns by ground this season. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns via the pass and 263.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the league. Their defense has 7 turnovers (3 fumbles recovered and 4 interceptions) so far this year. This year, they have relinquished 200 points in total. The Lions defense taken the field for 423 plays, which is 14th in the NFL. The Lions are conceding 28.6 points per game, which puts them in 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +3
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