Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles open the 2022 NFL season with a road clash against the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit. The game is one of 16 on the NFL Week 1 schedule. The Eagles have high hopes for the 2022 season after adding an elite wide receiver in A.J. Brown. The Lions, who were featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks, are looking to make strides in their second season under head coach Dan Campbell.
Philadelphia is favored by 5 points in the latest Lions vs. Eagles odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 48.5. Before making any Eagles vs. Lions picks, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from the computer simulation model at SportsLine.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 138-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. Amazingly, it hasn’t missed a top-rated pick since Week 15 last season. The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has set its sights on Lions vs. Eagles and just locked in its picks and NFL Week 1 predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Eagles vs. Lions:
- Lions vs. Eagles spread: Eagles -5
- Lions vs. Eagles over/under: 48.5 points
- Lions vs. Eagles picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Why the Lions can cover
The Lions have plenty of reasons to be optimistic in Year 2 of the Dan Campbell era. Quarterback Jared Goff had a nice rapport with emerging star wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown in 2021, which should carry over to this season. Second-year running back DeAndre Swift is explosive, and veterans T.J. Hockenson and DJ Chark are capable of making big plays as well. Detroit also has one of the premier offensive lines in the NFL.
Defensively, rookie Aidan Hutchinson looked to be as good as advertised during training camp and preseason action. Detroit is looking for a big jump from cornerback Jeff Okudah, who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Why the Eagles can cover
The Eagles were a playoff team a year ago, and they got noticeably better at several positions this offseason. Brown gives Hurts a bona fide No. 1 option to pair with DeVonta Smith and emerging tight end Dallas Goedert. With this being a make-or-break year for Hurts, the pressure will be on to play at a high level early.
Defensively, Philadelphia is talented enough to carry them in 2022. Up front, the combination of Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and rookie Jordan Davis will make it difficult to get anything going on the ground. In the secondary, Philadelphia is loaded with Pro Bowlers at both cornerback spots in Darius Slay and James Bradberry.
How to make Lions vs. Eagles picks
The model has simulated Lions vs. Eagles 10,000 times and the results are in. The model leaning Over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in more than 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Eagles vs. Lions on Sunday? And which side of the spread is hitting more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Eagles vs. Lions spread you should be all over Sunday, all from the model on a 138-97 roll on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.