The Detroit Lions host the Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams this Sunday at Ford Field in a situation where underdogs have done very well in the past decade.
Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson are expected to put up plenty of points in their home opener as they are a 9-point favorite at Sportsbook.ag over the Rams. St. Louis is just 1-9 straight up and ATS in its last 10 games on the road.
But large home favorites have struggled lately in Week 1, going 4-14 ATS in 18 games over the past decade.
The Rams also suffer from one of the worst Week 1 ATS records, going 1-10-1 ATS in the past dozen seasons. [ Play NFL Bankroll ]
Bettors looking to side with the Lions in this one will find them as 9-point favorites at Sportsbook.ag, while the total sits at 46.5 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lions rated this week at No. 14 and the Rams sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 28-9 result in favor of the Lions this week.
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the division are 2-8
Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Rams at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Detroit
St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Detroit is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
St. Louis home to Washington, Sunday, September 16
Detroit at San Francisco, Sunday, September 16