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Home-Field Advantage is Meaningless when Lions and Giants Collide

The Detroit Lions are in sole possession of the NFC North, but the suddenly hot Green Bay Packers are making a late charge up the standings. The Lions will look to create some breathing room when they tangle with the New York Giants in Week 15. Oddsmakers initially set the G-Men as 4.5-point home chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 43.5.

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  • The Giants are 4-1 SU in their last five games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Lions are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as road underdogs.
  • The Lions are 2-7 SU in their last nine games on the road against teams with winning records.

When these squads collide, high-scoring affairs are the norm. The total has gone OVER in five of the past seven meetings between the Giants and Lions. Detroit has been a better UNDER bet this year, however, as nine of its 13 tilts have gone below the closing total.

Home-field advantage has been non-existent in this series, as visiting clubs have gone 7-2 SU and 8-1 ATS in the past nine between the Giants and Lions. That’s a good omen for Lions bettors who are banking on them covering as road dogs.

The Giants are another bunch who are a consistently reliable UNDER bet week in and week out. Ben McAdoo’s crew are 3-10 OVER/UNDER on the year and have cashed UNDER bets in each of their past five games.

New York will be riding a high after toppling Dallas 10-7 at home in Week 14. The Giants are the only team in the NFL to beat the NFC East-leading Cowboys, who are now 11-2 in light of the setback.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Lions betting odds line opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 44 at most shops.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 25-15 result in favor of the Giants early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Lions were Week 14 winners, coming out on top of the Bears by a score of 20-17.

In their last game, the Giants were Week 14 winners, coming out on top of the Cowboys by a score of 10-7.

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Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Dallas, Monday, December 26th
New York at Philadelphia, Thursday, December 22nd