Philadelphia Eagles versus Detroit Lions Best Bets for Week 1

Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Eagles hope to open the 2022 regular season with a bang. Here are three best to make of this NFC interdivisional clash.

Unless you were there to see it like many of us were, it’s hard to believe that, prior to the Philadelphia Eagles‘ 44-6 blowout victory over the Detroit Lions last Halloween, the Birds had previously dropped four of five to the guys from the Motor City.

Sure, aside from a Jason Kelce here or a Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox there, the rosters look a lot different than they did during those games. Remember, it was Eagles star Darius Slay that sealed the 2016 meeting for Detroit with a game-ending interception off of Carson Wentz’s arm.

While much of that won’t matter to you if you aren’t superstitious, those are better arguments for a Lions win than believing five episodes of Hard Knocks makes them the favorite. Either way. This is a game the Eagles should win.

Best Philadelphia Eagles Bets for Week 1

FanDuel Sportsbook favors the Philadelphia Eagles (-114) over the Detroit Lions (-106) by 4.5 points. The Moneyline is -235 for Philly compared to +194 for the Lions. The over/under has been set at 48.5 points. Check out some of these prop bets, and while you’re at it, here are some best bets for you as well.

Alternate spread: Philadelphia Eagles (-5.5) +100

Again, the Philadelphia Eagles are a better team than the Detroit Lions. That statement would still be accurate had they not added the roster additions we’ve seen since March.

Don’t overthink this one. The Birds are going to win, and they’re going to win by more than 4.5 points. If you still want to play it safe, taking the over in the alternate 5.5-point spread should still be a winner for you!

Alternate points total: OVER 36.5 (-600)

Philly has a tendency to explode out of the starting block. They’re 9-2 in regular-season openers since 2011. They hung 32 points on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 a year ago, and throttled the Lions with a 44-point outburst in Week 8. They’re going to score points.

Take the OVER 36.5 alternate point total in this one.

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Jalen Hurts passing touchdowns: OVER 1.5 (-102)

We’ve said all week that Jalen Hurts will throw two touchdown passes and run for another. We’re sticking with our prediction. Jalen Hurts throwing for more than two touchdowns is a winning theory.