NFL Betting Predictions: Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints

 

NFL Betting Predictions: Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints

Today in an NFL wild card playoff matchup we got the Detroit Lions taking to the road to play the New Orleans Saints. BetDSI Sportsbook current Live Lines display the Saints as huge -625 favorites against the Lions.

Not many if any teams in the NFL were as explosive as the New Orleans Saints this year. QB Drew Brees broke Dan Marino single season passing yardage record with an astonishing 5476 yards 46 touchdowns to 14 interceptions. Darren Sproles has been amazing this year and provided such a spark for this team with 562 yards running at a 6.9 yards per a carry, and 2 touchdowns. Sproles also had 86 receptions for 710 yards 7 scores, and also returned kicks and punts for well over a 1,000 more yards to his resume this year with a punt returned for a TD. Jimmy Graham led the Saints in receiving with 99 catches for 1310 yards and 11 touchdowns. Marquez Colston was not far behind with 80 catches 1143 yards and 8 scores.

The New Orleans Saints defense had 33 sacks, 9 interceptions, and 17 forced fumbles this year. Patrick Robinson leads the team with 4 interceptions and also has 47 tackles on the season. SS Roman Harper led the team in tackles with 95 and also in sacks with 7.5. The Saints allowed 21 points per a game placing them at 13th in the league.

With QB Matthew Stafford healthy for a full season finally the the Detroit Lions are in the playoffs with a 10-6 record. Stafford threw for 5038 yards, 41 touchdowns to 16 interceptions this year. Unfortunatly they have not had much of a running game with Jahvid Best leading the team with 84 rushes for 390 yards 2 scores. WR Calvin Johnson has been tearing people up all season long with 96 receptions 1681 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The Lions defense is ranked 23rd in defensive categories getting smoked at times. The Lions D managed 41 sacks and a mean 21 interceptions on the year with 5 of them going back for touchdowns. DE Cliff Avril has been a menace on the field 11 sacks and 6 forced fubles this season. Linebacker Stephen Tullock led thel Lions with 111 tackles an also had 3 sacks.

My Prediction: The New Orleans Saints are superbowl bound and will absolutely destroy the Detroit Lions in this game at home, lay the points and take the Saints over the Lions.

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