Eagles at Lions: Prop Bets for Week 8

The 2-5 Eagles will take on the winless Lions this weekend in Detroit. Not a very exciting matchup unfortunately. But, betting some money on the contest always ensures a little more excitement in your viewing experience.

Here are four prop bets to consider for this week’s game.

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Kenny Gainwell OVER 29.5 rushing yards (-115)

Without Miles Sanders, rookie Kenny Gainwell figures to be the featured back in the Eagles offense on Sunday. After Sanders went down last week, Nick Sirianni reverted back to passing the ball on nearly every down. With a week to prepare without Sanders, Sirianni should feel more comfortable giving Gainwell a suitable workload out of the backfield. Detroit has one of the worst run defenses in the league, allowing an average of 120 yards on the ground per game. If Gainwell gets RB1 treatment this week, hitting at least 30 rushing yards should be an easy task.

Jared Goff OVER 0.5 interceptions thrown (-105)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff has thrown at least one interception in every game this year except for one. He’s been especially turnover happy the past three weeks, tossing four interceptions to just one touchdown. The Eagles have actually been pretty good at creating interceptions this season. Philly has tallied six interceptions over the past four weeks. Out of all the prop bets listed here, Goff tossing at least one interception may have the highest probability.

T.J. Hockenson UNDER 53.5 receiving yards (-115)

Despite the Eagles defensive shortcomings this year, they’ve done a nice job defending tight ends. They’ve held Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Kyle Pitts to under 50 yards of production through the air. Hockenson is one of the better young tight ends in the league, but the Eagles have proven that they can slow down even the best of tight ends. Goff will look his way early and often, but expect Jonathan Gannon’s defense to contain Hockenson.

D’Andre Swift OVER 51.5 rushing yards (-110)

Surprisingly, D’Andre Swift has only eclipsed the 50 yard rushing mark once this season. He’s been a lethal dual threat weapon out of the backfield, but his numbers on the ground aren’t anything to write home about. Facing the Eagles defense this week, expect those rushing numbers to look a lot better. Gannon’s defense can’t stop a nose bleed when it comes to the running game. They’re fifth-worst in total run defense this year and they’ve surrendered eight rushing touchdowns. Swift is a great all-around back who will more than likely have a signature game against this porous Philly run defense.

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