Bet on Football: Lions vs. Eagles

October 11, 2012 NFL Football

This Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Lions pay a visit to the Eagles in Philadelphia. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM ET in Lincoln Financial Field in Philly, PA, and you can watch all of the action regionally on FOX.

The Lions had Week 5 off, but suffered a 20-13 defeat at home to the Minnesota Vikings. This was Detroit’s third straight loss, and they have given up touchdowns on kickoff and punt returns in two consecutive games. Detroit held a 23-15 edge in first downs, and a 341-227 edge in total yards, but the Lions handed the Vikings the victory after giving up 14 points on returns. Detroit was also sacked 5 times and lost a fumble. QB Matt Stafford threw 30-of-51, for 319 yards. In 10 of their last 13 games, the Lions have given up more than 27 ppg, but have also scored more than 27 in 7 of their last 9 games. Start your Football Betting on Lions vs. Eagles Game.

The Eagles come into this game after losing on the road to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 16-14. Up 14-13 in the fourth quarter, a last second Pittsburgh field goal cost the Eagles the game. Philly suffered a 343-246 deficit in total yards, including a 123-78 deficit in rushing yards. They were sacked three times, with QB Michael Vick losing two fumbles. Vick threw 20-of-30, for 175 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Four of their last five games have been decided by 1, 1, 2, and 2 points.

The Lions are 1-10 ATS recently. They are 5-1 ATS coming off of a bye week and facing an opponent with a .500 or better record. They are 8-2 ATS as an underdog after a division game. Detroit is 0-4 ATS on the season, and 0-1 ATS as the away underdog. The Eagles are 2-3 ATS overall, and 1-1 ATS as the home favorite. Check the NFL Odds for  Lions vs. Eagles Game.

These two teams have met three times since 2001, with Philly winning all three. Their last meeting, in September 2010, resulted in a 35-32 Eagles victory. In that one, Philadelphia was a 6 ½ point favorite. In a September 2007 matchup, the Eagles won 56-21, after they were favored by 5 ½ points.

For this Sunday’s game, the Eagles are a 4 point home favorite from SBG Global sports book. The over/under is set at 47 ½ points.

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