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Broncos host Lions in Week 8 line

These are new-look Lions but will they revert to their old ways heading into their bye week?

Detroit visits Denver and the formerly woeful Lions were 1-6 ATS in their past 7 seasons before BYE. They visit a Bronco team that rallied against the Dolphins behind Tim Tebow last week.

Detroit has won five straight road games and is 6-2-1 ATS in nine games on the highway going back to last season. Denver on the other hand has a significant home OVER trend (11-2 past 13 at home). [ Best NFL player props - check out Bovada ]

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 26-rated Broncos and the No. 14-rated Lions in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-18 win for the Lions on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 21-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Lions defense that ranks No. 7 at 19.6 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 189 yards per game, less than the Lions give up through the air (204.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Lions own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100.3 yards per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Lions were a 23-16 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Falcons. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (39) made winners of UNDER bettors. Last time out for the the Lions, they were scorched by WinningWR for 115 receiving yards against the Falcons in a 23-16 loss at Ford Field.

In their last action, Denver was a 18-15 winner on the road against the Dolphins. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Last time out, Denver got 2 scoring strikes from Tim Tebow in a 18-15 win over Miami.

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 5-5

Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few Lions at Broncos trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Detroit is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chicago, Sunday, November 13
Denver at Oakland, Sunday, November 6