Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions Prediction, Preview and Odds - 10/31/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, October 31, 2021
Venue:  Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Eagles -3.5, Lions +3.5; Over/Under:  48.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Eagles -3.5, Lions +3.5; Over/Under:  48 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Eagles -3.5, Lions +3.5; Over/Under:  48 points
 

Season Record

Philadelphia Eagles:  2-5 (3rd place, NFC East)
Detroit Lions:  0-7 (4th place, NFC North)
 
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Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Philadelphia Eagles:  lost on the road on Oct. 24 against the Las Vegas Raiders 33-22.
Detroit Lions:  lost on the road on Oct. 24 against the Los Angeles Rams 28-19.
 
 
 

Philadelphia Eagles Analysis

The Eagles are coming into this game with a 2-5 record overall and they are 2-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Eagles have lost their last 2 games straight coming into this one with their last win coming over the Carolina Panthers a few weeks ago. They lost to the Raiders in their last game and they started that game well taking the early lead in the first quarter of that game. That quickly faded though as the Eagles allowed the Raiders to score 30 unanswered points between the second quarter and the third quarter and then just ran away with the game from there. Jalen Hurts played alright in that game as he completed 18/34 passes for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also led the team in rushing with 61 yards on 13 carries while Miles Sanders had 6 carries for 30 yards in that one. Dallas Goedert led the receivers with 70 yards on 3 receptions while DeVonta Smith had 5 catches for 61 yards. Kenneth Gainwell and Jalen Reagor both caught the 2 touchdown passes in that one with 1 each. Alex Singleton led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. No one on the defense recorded a sack in that game while Avonte Maddox came away with the only interception for them. They have scored 159 points in their 7 games this season averaging 22.7 PPG and they are allowing their opponents to score 185 points against them allowing 26.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 347.7 YPG while their defense is allowing 360.7 YPG.
 
 

Detroit Lions Analysis

The Lions are coming into this game with a 0-7 record overall and they are 0-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The Lions have lost every single game that they have played in this year coming into this one on a 7 game losing streak. They lost their last game against the Rams and they had a strong start in that game jumping out to a 10-0 lead before the Rams even got to touch the ball on offense. They could not hold onto that lead though as the Rams gradually made their way back in the game until they took the lead and then they never gave it back. Jared Goff struggled in that game as he completed 22/36 passes for 268 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Jamaal Williams led the team in rushing with 57 yards on 12 carries while D'Andre Swift was right behind him with 48 yards on 13 carries. Kalif Raymond had a very nice day as he led the receivers with 115 yards on 6 receptions while Swift also had 96 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on 8 receptions in that one. Jalen Reeves-Maybin led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Julian Okwara led the defense in sacks with the only 1 in the game for them while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception for them. They have scored 128 points in their 7 games this season averaging 18.3 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 200 points against them allowing 28.6 PPG. Their offense is averaging 334.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 383 YPG.
 
 

 

Eagles vs Lions Prediction

The Lions are coming into this game as a 3.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Lions have played well at times and have had some close games against some good teams this year. They are bound to get a win eventually they are not a 0-17 team this season. The Eagles have also shown flashes in their games but have fallen short in their games and are unable to finish the games that they are in. Both of these teams have been inconsistent all season. This is going to be a very close game that likely gets decided by a walk-off field goal in the end so the best bet to place in this game is on the Lions to cover the spread here at home.
 
Eagles Lions Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, October 31, 2021 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Lions 24 Eagles 22.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Philadelphia Eagles: 255-236 ATS in all games. 129-117 ATS in road games. 202-171 ATS against conference opponents.
Detroit Lions: 77-86 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 216-248 ATS in all games. 149-156 ATS as an underdog. 113-117 ATS in home games. 166-186 ATS against conference opponents. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Philadelphia Eagles:  R. Kerrigan (DE) Prob Sun - Groin injury. J. Hargrave (DT) Prob Sun - Shoulder injury. L. Dickerson (OL) Prob Sun - Hip injury.
Detroit Lions:  T. Hockenson (TE) Prob Sun - Ankle injury. J. Jackson (OL) Ques Sun - Illness. J. Williams (RB) Ques Sun - Thigh injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We ran the ball on these guys. We knew what they were going to do defensively. We started the game with a great drive. We just got to convert and keep drives going throughout the game." - Dallas Goedert on their loss to the Raiders in their last game.
 
 
"This is a different caliber team. This is a team that's been built over years, and they've got some weapons. We actually didn't make as many errors as we've made. We gave ourselves a chance." - Dan Campbell on his team’s loss to the Rams in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Philadelphia Eagles
WR Watkins, Quez 
WR Reagor, Jalen 
WR Smith, DeVonta 
TE Goedert, Dallas
QB Hurts, Jalen 
RB Sanders, Miles 
 
Detroit Lions
WR Raymond, Kalif 
WR St. Brown, Amon-Ra 
TE Hockenson, TJ 
QB Goff, Jared 
RB Swift, D'Andre 
FB Cabinda, Jason  
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Philadelphia Eagles
Passing: J. Hurts (1716)
Rushing: J. Hurts (361)
Receiving: D. Smith (406)
Touchdowns: J. Hurts (5)
 
Detroit Lions
Passing: J. Goff (1773)
Rushing: J. Williams (312)
Receiving: D. Swift (391)
Touchdowns: D. Swift (3)
 
Coaches:
Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Sirianni (1st season)
Detroit Lions: Dan Campbell (1st season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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