It just released its NFL picks for Sunday’s game between the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints.
Sunday afternoon is the first home game for the New Orleans Saints (5-6) in a month. They will meet the Detroit Lions (8-3) as a visitor. After having a bye in Week 11, New Orleans lost two straight road games and is now tied with Atlanta for first place in the NFC South. It was the third straight win for Detroit before they lost to Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions are still in first place in the NFC North, 2.5 games ahead of Minnesota and 3 games ahead of the Packers.
At 1 p.m. ET, the game will begin at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. As of right now, the Lions are 4.5-point away favorites over the Saints. The total number of points scored is 47.5. Find out what the SportsLine model thinks will happen in the NFL before you make any picks for Lions vs. Saints.
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Its eyes are now on Detroit vs. New Orleans. You can check out SportsLine’s picks there. The following are some NFL odds for the game:
- The line for Lions vs. Saints is -4.5.
- Over or under for Saints vs. Lions: 47.5 points
- The odds for Saints vs. Lions are Saints +172 and Lions -209.
- Picks for the Saints vs. Lions game:
What the Saints can do to cover.
The Saints will be glad to be back home after not having been there since early November, when they beat Chicago by a touchdown. In that game, Saints QB Derek Carr threw for 211 yards and two scores. Carr missed the second half of the next game because of a concussion, but he played well last week at Atlanta, throwing for 304 yards.
Detroit had one of its worst games of the season when it lost at home to Green Bay by 8.5 points on Thanksgiving. The Lions gave up 377 yards and turned the ball over three times. They are now under even more heat in the NFC North standings. They have won six of the last nine games and covered in seven of them, making New Orleans the clear favorite in this series.
What the Lions can do to cover.
Today is New Orleans’ third straight two-game loss streak. The Saints also have the worst record in the NFC against the spread (2-8-1). It’s been hard for the Saints to cover the spread at home. In their last 10 games, they’ve only done so twice. Quarterback Derek Carr came back from being hurt last week, but he didn’t help his team.
The fact that Detroit just lost to Green Bay should help the Lions on Sunday. They’ve won their last five games after losing their previous four, with an average margin of victory of 20.8 points per game. They have won 15 of their last 20 games, going back to the beginning of the season, and five of their last six road games.
Strategies for Saints vs. Lions Picks
The outcomes of 10,000 simulations of the Lions versus the Saints by the model are in. The model is inclined towards the underside and has produced a point-spread selection that achieves success in nearly 60% of the simulations. The pick is exclusively available at SportsLine.
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