Expert sports picks against the spread previews Eagles vs. Lions. Real-time odds point spread on this game from Vegas sportsbooks has the Lions -2 with a total of 46. The Lions are favored by 66 percent of the bets on the game so far. The over by 67 percent.
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Of the two teams, the top offense based on rushing yards per attempt is Phladelphia by .7. Insofar as passing yards per reception (different than passing yards per attempt), Vegas experts edge belongs to Detroit by a narrow .1. Yards per point judges the better team on offense as Philadelphia by 1.8.
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Defense who is better at stopping the run? Founded on yards per rush it is Detroit by .3. Based upon yards per reception, defensively better at stopping the passing game manifests to be Philadelphia by .7. Last and most definitely not least is yards per point gauging the superior defensive team as Philadelphia by 3.0. Turnover statistical supremacy is Philadelphia by 11.
Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
Spread trends (all records against the spread): Philadelphia 4-16 after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 0-7 following a double-digit loss at home. Detroit 1-10 in week 12.
Over/under angles: Philadelphia over 16-5 to teams with a losing record. Detroit over 33-15 after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.