Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints Odds & PickNoah Williams
The Detroit Lions will try to stay at the top of the NFC North when they face the New Orleans Saints this week. The Week 13 NFL Detroit Vs New Orleans odds favor the Saints by 6-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints Odds & Pick
What: Detroit Lions (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6)
When: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Spread: Saints -6
Moneyline: Detroit +220 vs New Orleans -260
Game Total: 53.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Saints
The Detroit Lions have won three straight, including a 16-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings last week. The improved to 7-4 SU and ATS this season. They average 22.3 points per game (19th) and allow 21.6 points per game (15th).
“Matt is a bad man,” standout defensive lineman Kerry Hyder said about Lions QB Matthew Stafford after the comeback win over the Vikings. “I knew he was going to make it happen. He’s our leader.”
The Lions average 248.7 passing yards per game (17th). Stafford (2883 yards, 19 TDs & 5 INTs) has had had a quiet couple of games by throwing just a single TD in his last two outings. WR Marvin Jones (42 rec, 730 yards, 4 TDs) leads the team in yards. WR Golden Tate (57 rec, 617 yards, 2 DTs) leads the team in receptions. And WR Anquan Boldin (48 rec, 392 yards, 6 TDs) is the number one option in the end zone. Detroit averages 80.8 rushing yards per game (30th). RB Theo Riddick (88 car, 355 yards, 1 TDs) is the leading rusher on the squad. As a team, the Lions have only four rushing touchdowns this season.
Detroit has the 15th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Lions allow 251.0 passing yards per game (14th) and 102.5 rushing yards per game (16th). Tahir Whitehead has 101 tackles and Kerry Hyder 7.0 sacks.
Why Bet The New Orleans Saints To Beat The Lions
The New Orleans Saints are coming off of their best offensive performance of the season by running up the score the Los Angeles Rams 49-21 last week. They moved to 5-6 SU and 7-3-1 with the win. They average 30.4 points per game (2nd) and give up 27.9 points per game (30th).
Saints coach Sean Payton victimized his former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, who some believe was the ringleader in Bountygate that led to a year-long suspension for Payton. A pound of flesh.
The Saints average 114.6 passing yards per game (9th). QB Drew Brees (3587 yards, 30 TDs & 8 INTs) was outstanding against the Rams. He completed 28 of 36 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns. He leads the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns. WR Michael Thomas (65 rec, 789 yards, 7 TDs) leads the team in receiving yards. Not far behind is WR Brandin Cooks (51 rec, 736 yards, 6 TDs) went to Instagram seemingly to bemoan Brees not targeting him once in his 49 snaps.
Cooks, who has the longest scoring reception in the NFL this year (98 yards), was used twice as a decoy on jet sweeps that resulted in huge running plays. Payton tried to quell any sense of discontent.
"I’m not concerned," head coach Sean Payton said. "It’s a little unusual that we have a game where all of a sudden he’s not targeted, but the first play of the game is supposed to be his play, and we don’t get the right coverage look. We’ll keep working it and finding those opportunities for him to get those touches."
New Orleans averages 114.6 rushing yards per game (9th). RB Mark Ingram (136 car, 721 yards, 3 TDs) averages 65.5 rushing yards per game. He has three of the ten rushing touchdowns of the team.
The Saints have the 25th-ranked total defense in the league. They give up 271.0 passing yards per game (27th) and 99.1 rushing yards per game (12th). Craig Robertson has 96 tackles, and Cameron Jordan has 5.0 sacks this season.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
- Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
- New Orleans is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
- New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints Pick
New Orleans is 5-0 against the spread against NFC teams, 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games, and 35-16-1 against the spread against a tea with a winning record.
Detroit is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing home record.
My final score prediction is Detroit 31, New Orleans 34.