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MNF Preview: Lions at Saints Odds

The New Orleans Saints tend to fall apart when they’re expected to win as they are just 2-9-1 ATS in their past 12 games as the favorite. New Orleans will be the fave when they host the Detroit Lions Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Lions are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS against the Saints in their past five games.
  • The Saints are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games on Monday night..
  • The UNDER is 13-3 in the Lions’ past 16 road games.

The Saints defense bounced back last week after one of their worst performances of the season the week before as they held the Bucs to just 17 points and 291 offensive yards. Drew Brees has been phenomenal at home this season with a 71.5 completion percentage with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions.

The Lions are coming off a loss to the St. Louis Rams, which is far from good. Detroit has faltered on the road this season, going 1-5 SU, but have only lost by less than three points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Lions betting odds line opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 51 at most shops.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 27-25 win for the Saints on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the New Orleans Saints have seen them go 5-8 and 6-6-1 ATS so far this season, while the Detroit Lions are at 4-9 and 4-9 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Detroit Lions are 7-6, while the New Orleans Saints are 7-5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Detroit injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated New Orleans Saints and the No. 21-ranked Detroit Lions, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Orleans's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 24.85 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 25.85 PPG. The Saints aerial game is averaging 301.77 yards per game, more than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 232.69 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Detroit Lions feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 143.33 yards per game. The New Orleans Saints, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lions's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Matthew Stafford, but they were handed a 21-14 loss by St. Louis at Edward Jones Dome.

In New Orleans's last outing, Drew Brees threw for 312 yards to lead the Saints over Tampa Bay 24-17 at Raymond James Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Detroit is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
  • Detroit is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to San Francisco, Sunday, December 27th
New Orleans home to Jacksonville, Sunday, December 27th