Detroit Lions (3-2) at New Orleans Saints (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints -4.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Lions head into Louisiana to take on the New Orleans Saints in a show down of two NFC playoff hopefuls.
The Detroit Lions look to keep their offense rolling as they head into New Orleans to take on the Saints in a game that figures to be a shootout as it features two of the league’s best quarterbacks in Matt Stafford and Drew Brees. The Lions have surprised many this season with how well they have played and it isn’t just the play of their offense as their defense has looked great at times as guys like Darius Slay and Ezekiel Ansah have made their presence felt and have been game changers for a Lions team looking to make a statement and claim their first NFC North division crown in years. The Lions will need to keep up with the Saints offense that can burn you in a number of different ways and with this being in New Orleans you can be sure the crowd and the Saints players will be ready to go and will make this a difficult spot for Detroit to earn another victory.
The Saints meanwhile have struggled to find a defensive identity over the years and haven’t been able to turn their offensive prowess into another Super Bowl run, and with Drew Brees having what seems to be a few seasons remaining there could be some huge changes coming in the Big Easy if they can’t put everything together in a hurry. New Orleans though is more than capable of going on a run this season as the NFC South seems to be wide open and they are definitely in that mix and a home field win against the Lions would be a big statement as we head towards the mid way point of the season.
The Lions are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 against the NFC and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in week six while the Saints are 21-5 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning road record and 4-1 in their last five against the NFC. The Lions have shocked teams this season but this looks like a bad spot as the Saints offense is rolling and in the end I think they get the cover that is starting to rise.