Lions vs. Eagles Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

David Bastl | Updated Sep 17, 2019

Matthew Stafford and Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions 2019

Through two games, Matthew Stafford has five touchdown passes and is continuing to form a great chemistry with wideout Kenny Golladay.

Detroit
3-12
AT
September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +177
Over / Under o +45

49%

Betting Action

51%

Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -213
Over / Under u +45

49%

Betting Action

51%

The Lions will look to stay undefeated in this young 2019 season when they face an Eagles team that has been hurt with injuries as of late.

The home side Eagles opened as a touchdown favourite in this one.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Lions enter this game one a two-game winning streak against the Eagles, but consider these two key points: both of those games were played in Detroit, and Carson Wentz was only active for the last game which was a Lions 24-23 win.

Digging deeper into the numbers, signs point to the Lions. The Lions are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against the Eagles, they are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games played in September. The Eagles failed to cover the spread in their first two games of the season against the Redskins and Falcons. However, the home team in this series is 5-1 ATS in the last six games.

Can we expect points to be scored in this one? The answer could be yes. The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last six games played. The total opened at Sports Interaction at 47.5.

Detroit Lions

The Lions haven’t lost a game this season, and it’s all thanks to the work of the defence, especially in last week’s against the Chargers. The bolts had many chances to put the game away and the crowning moment for the team was when Cornerback Darius Slay intercepted a Philip Rivers pass in the end zone with 1:03 left in the fourth quarter to preserve the 13-10 win.

Through two games, Matthew Stafford has five touchdown passes and is continuing to form great chemistry with wideout Kenny Golladay. Golladay has 12 receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns in two games. In fact, Stafford has a good receiving core including Marvin Jones Jr. and Rookie Tight End TJ Hockenson.

Speaking off Hockenson, he had a great debut in week one against the Cardinals hauling in six catches for 131 yards, but cooled off against the Chargers with only one catch for seven yards. Signs point to the young first-year pro having more of a role in the offence against the Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Sunday nighter was a strange game for the Eagles, and what made it worse was the loss they took in the process.

It started during warm-ups and then the first half when a lot of key players, DeSean Jackson (groin – out), Alshon Jeffrey (calf) both exited the game early because of injury. Don’t forget about two members of the team’s offensive line that missed parts of the game and back-up Tight End Dallas Goedert (calf) also found his way to the sideline.

That didn’t help franchise Quarterback Carson Wentz, who also sat out part of the game while in concussion protocol. Fortunately for the Eagles, he returned to the game but couldn’t lead the team back into the win column.

Receiver Nelson Agholor stepped up in a big way in the absence of several key pass catchers with eight catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles need to improve their running game in a hurry. Through two games, Running back Jordan Howard leads the team in rushing with 14 carries for 62 yards. Rookie Miles Sanders has 21 carries for 53 yards while veteran running back Darren Sproles has nine carries for 47 yards.

Who Will Win Lions vs. Eagles?

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