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Dec 16, 4:05 PM | Grass of University of Phoenix Stadium

Detroit Lions vs Arizona Cardinals Odds

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The Arizona Cardinals are an abysmal 0-9 SU and 2-6-1 ATS over their last nine games, and will try to avoid a tenth straight loss this Sunday when they host the Detroit Lions at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Detroit is also in the midst of a losing streak at 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS over its last five games.

Arizona is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in its last three games against Detroit, but the Lions hold a 4-2 ATS edge over the last six games in this series. Detroit is 0-5 SU and ATS in its last five road games in Arizona.

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Betting Line:
Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Lions listed as 3-point favorites at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 43.5 over at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals - Lions odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 28 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Lions sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 20-14 win for the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 32-ranked offense (14.3 PPG) against a Lions defense that ranks No. 26 at 26.3 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 190.9 yards per game, less than the Lions give up through the air (227.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Lions feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 121.3 yards per game. Arizona, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 27-20 loser on the road against the Packers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Calvin Johnson was good for 118 receiving yards in the Lions's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 27-20 to the Lions.

In their last action, Arizona was a 58-0 loser on the road against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 5-5

Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few Lions at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Atlanta, Saturday, December 22
Arizona home to Chicago, Sunday, December 23