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Week 7 Betting Line Favors the Detroit Lions over the New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints

vs

Detroit Lions
Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Ford Field

 

The New Orleans Saints are 0-9 ATS and 1-8 SU over their last nine regular season road games but just small underdogs in a battle of the league's best offensive team and the league's best defensive team.

The Saints hope to turn around their road struggles when they visit the Detroit Lions this week. They lead the league in total offensive yards while the Lions allow the fewest yards per game and the fewest points per game.

The Saints have enjoyed success against Detroit recently with a 4-0 SU and ATS record in their last four games against the Lions. Detroit is just 1-5 SU and ATS in its last six games against NFC South opponents. New Orleans is coming off a bye week 5-0 ATS in recent games off a bye.

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the New Orleans Saints listed as 2.5-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 50 over at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 23-21 victory for the Lions. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Detroit Lions are 4-2 overall and 4-2 ATS against the spread, while the Saints are 2-3 and 1-4 ATS. As for the totals, Detroit is 1-5 on the OU, and New Orleans is 4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs New Orleans injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Detroit Lions and the No. 11-ranked New Orleans Saints, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

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How New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Lions No. 27-ranked offense (19.33 PPG) against a New Orleans Saints defense that ranks No. 28 at 28.2 PPG. The Lions passing attack has averaged 242.17 yards per game, less than the Saints give up through the air (267.6 YPG on average).

Defensively, the New Orleans Saints feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 145 yards per game. The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Drew Brees throttled the Buccaneers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 371 yards and 2 scores as New Orleans handed Tampa Bay a 37-31 defeat.

 

The Lions grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Vikings in their last game, winning 17-3 at TCF Bank Stadium.

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Betting Odds Trends

New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
New Orleans is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Green Bay, Sunday, October 26th
Detroit at Atlanta, Sunday, October 26th

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