NFL Week 6 Philadelphia Eagles v Detroit Lions

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Sat, 2012-10-13 16:55 -- TheFootballLines

The Philadelphia Eagles host the Detroit Lions in NFL Week 6 action. The Eagles are home favorites for this clash with the current NFL Spread Eagles -3.5 Lions +3.5, which is in two full points from the opener of -/+5.5. Support has also been coming for Detroit in the money line market with their opening odds of +210 ($3.10) having dropped to around +166 ($2.66) currently while the Eagles are around -180 ($1.56). The current over under total is O/U 48 which is out half a point from the opener.

Currently around 54% of the point spread wagers that have been placed with a Top Sportsbook have been on the Lions. The moneyline odds wager count shows players have a similar liking for Detroit with them attracting around 68% of wagers. The over wager has attracted 61% of wagers in the totals market.

The Eagles are 3-2 having averaged 16 points per game while allowing an average of 19.80 for a differential of -3.80. They have had wins against CLE (17-16), BAL (24-23) and NYG (19-17) and their two losses have come against ARI (6-27) and last week against PIT (14-16).

The Detroit Lions are fresh off the bye last week. Prior to the bye they lost to the Vikings (13-20), Titans (41-44) and 49ers (19-27) with their lone victory coming in week one against the Rams (27-23). They have averaged 25 points per game while conceding 28.5 for a negative differential of -3.50.

The last two regular season meetings between the Eagles and Lions has seen victories to Philadelphia (56-21) in 2007 and (35-32) in 2010. The Lions covered the spread of +7 in the later match and on both occasions the over under results saw the over bet cover comfortably.

The Verdict - Here at our numbers like the value on offer in both the point spread and moneyline markets offered by the major sportsbooks. You are welcome to check our NFL Pick Results and our NFL Picks packages as well as give our $2 games picks a try!'s Pick: 
We have taken the Detroit Lions at +171 ($2.71) on the moneyline and we think that there is plenty of value on offer even if the odds reduce before game time. We have also taken Detroit +3.5 at -104 ($1.962) against the spread.