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Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NFL Week 8 – October 31, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NFL Week 8 – October 31, 2021

The Detroit Lions just want to score a win. Their next attempt will come this weekend when they host the Philadelphia Eagles who are just not looking right of late. Which of these two floundering teams come away with something to feel good about in Week 8? Check out our preview of this game below.

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Betting Preview for the Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions Regular Season Week 8 Game on October 31, 2021

Where: Ford Field, Detroit

When: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

Line: Philadelphia Eagles (-3) vs Detroit Lions (+3) – view all 2021 NFL lines

TV Broadcast: FOX

Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (-3)

Regular Season Record: 2-5

If you look at Jalen Hurts’ numbers, you’d think that the Eagles are doing fine. But they’re not. Hurts had 236 passing yards and two touchdowns without an interception against the Las Vegas Raiders on the road in Week 7, but the Eagles still lost, 33-22. The Eagles got outplayed on both ends of the field by an obviously better Raiders squad. But on Sunday, the Eagles will be up against a winless team in Detroit. The Eagles have been bad, but they’re not as atrocious overall as the Lions. This is the type of game that could get Philly’s confidence up again. With Hurts under center, the Eagles like to run the ball often, and they can continue with that approach against Detroit’s defense that’s allowing 120.0 rushing yards per game. Philly’s defense isn’t a world-beater in any sense, but it should be good enough to slow down Detroit’s anemic attack that’s fourth-worst in the NFL with 0.279 points per play.

The Eagles are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games in Week 8.

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Betting on the Detroit Lions (+3)

Regular Season Record: 0-7

Detroit is still without a win this season, but the Lions surprisingly looked more competitive than expected in their 28-19 road loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7. They even had a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and were only behind by two points heading into the fourth quarter. Turnovers killed the Lions in this game, with Jared Goff throwing two interceptions, including one in the fourth, where Detroit got outscored, 11-0. But keeping in step with a legitimate Super Bowl contender for three quarters bodes well for the Lions ahead of their game against a struggling Philly side. D’Andre Swift can look forward to sustaining his momentum. The running back is having a breakout campaign. He posted 96 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight catches and 10 targets against LA, while also rushing for 48 yards on 13 carries. Goff will continue throwing the rock against the Eagles’ defense that’s last in the league with a 74.36 opponents’ pass completion percentage.

The under is 5-0 in the Lions’ last 5 games.

Bet on the Detroit Lions

Writer’s Prediction

The Lions win, 24-23.

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