MyBookie Week 13 NFL Lions vs Saints Game Preview

Posted by D.Zamzack on Saturday,December 3, 2016 2:04, EST in

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will host Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in an intriguing Week 13 matchup featuring two of the most explosive offenses in all of football. Now, let’s review the NFL betting lines available at Mybookie, as well as related game info.

Detroit Lions (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6) Game info & MyBookie NFL Lines

When: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV: FOX
NFL Odds: New Orleans Saints -6
Over/Under: 53.5

 

Why Bet on the Detroit Lions?

The Lions have won three straight and enter this Week 13 matchup coming off a hard-fought 16-13 win over the division rival Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving Day. Detroit was down three late but got two improbable field goals in the final two minutes to get the win.

Matt Stafford completed a modest 23 of 40 pass attempts for 232 yards and a touchdown while wide receiver Golden Tate snagged five catches for a team-high 77 yards while veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin led Detroit caught seven passes for 69 yards and one score. Detroit averages 22.4 points per game to rank 18th in scoring while giving up 21.6 points per game defensively to rank a respectable 15th in points allowed.

Why Bet on the New Orleans Saints?

The Saints snapped their two-game losing streak by spanking the Los Angeles Rams 49-21 last weekend as Drew Brees completed a blistering 28 of 36 pass attempts for 310 yards and four touchdowns. Veteran running back Mark Ingram rushed for a team-high 146 yards and one touchdown on just 14 carries while wide receiver Michael Thomas caught a team-high nine passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. New Orleans is averaging a stellar 30.3 points per game to rank second in scoring but give up a whopping 27.9 points per game defensively to rank an uninspiring 30th in points allowed.

 

Expert Prediction and Final Score Pick

While Detroit has gone 5-0 ATS in their last five games against their NFC counterparts and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, New Orleans is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last five games against their NFC rivals.

While I like the Saints to win at home in a high-scoring shootout at home, I think the best play for this matchup is a pick for the Over 53.5 total points. The over is 9-2-1 in the Saints’ last dozen home games while the Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these NFC rivals. I like the Over and the Saints by a field goal.

 

My Final Score Pick is New Orleans 31 Detroit 28