Will the Lions take out the injury-stricken Saints?

New Orleans SaintsThe Lions are currently 4-2, and in the NFC North they’re tied at first place, but many Live betting fans can see that this week at Ford Field, Detroit will take on a team that they were recently having trouble with. In the last four meetings with the Saints, the Lions are 0-4 SU and ATS. Detroit will make an effort to break that trend when they host New Orleans on Sunday.

Detroit’s betting line opened with the Lions being the favorites by 2.5 points, and earlier in the week many sportsbooks put the total at 50.

New Orleans started off slowly, at 1-4 ATS and 2-3 SU, but out of those defeats, two were suffered on the road on the games’ final plays. The Saints took out the Buccaneers two weeks back in overtime, outgaining them 511-314, then last week they didn’t play. This season, New Orleans have a ranking of eighth place in rushing and in total offense they have second, as Khiry Robinson took the place of Mark Ingram – who is currently injured – and on 60 carries they had an average of five yards for each carry.

Last year, the Saints’ defense had a ranking of fourth overall, but now they only rank 23rd. On Sunday, they might not have to face Reggie Bush or Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. Megatron, which might help their cause, but there’s a bigger chance of the former hitting the field.

Detroit beat the Vikings 17-3 on the road, as they held Minnesota to a total of only 212 yards. Live betting fans saw that they were able to intercept QB Teddy Bridgewater on three occasions, and won as the road underdogs by one point. The Lions are 4-2 SU and ATS, and the team would be at 5-1 if they didn’t lose to the Bills two weeks ago.

Detroit only has a ranking of 29th place in rushing and 23rd when it comes to total offense, but the team is on top of the NFL in allowed points besides total defense. Also, the Lions might not have the threat of TE Jimmy Graham, who’s struggling with an injured shoulder.

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