NFL Betting - Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints Odds & Free Picks

New Orleans Saints players celebrating

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:04 PM GMT

Lions and Saints collide in a pivotal NFC showdown marking week 13 NFL betting. We preview this clash and serve up choice NFL picks SU. ATS and Totals.

 

  Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints

 

Point Spread Value

The Detroit Lions are 7-4-0 SU and ATS with a narrow 0.8 winning margin and a +0.8 differential versus the spread. By those stats, one could say the Lions have been winning by the skin of their teeth. Similarly, they’ve not been losing by much either. Indeed, only four of the 11 games were decided by six or more points. The Saints, meanwhile, are 5-6-0 SU but 7-3-1 ATS with a 2.5 winning margin and +2.4 differential versus the spread. By those stats, the Saints haven’t been blowing the competition off the field on a regular basis, you could say. At home, the Saints are 3-3-0 ATS with a 3.3 winning margin and +1.3 differential versus the spread. 
 

Free NFL Pick: Lions +4.5 (-110)Best Line Offered: at BetCris

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The Survivor

After the way the Lions got started in September, few NFL bettors would have had them at the top of the NFC North pile by this stage of the season. Particularly, after the way the Vikings got started. Yet, lo and behold, the Lions are top dogs in the NFC North and looking to make it four wins in a row when they take on the New Orleans Saints who practically exploded offensively last week in a 49-21 win over the Rams. As good as the Lions have been in the last few weeks, this is going to be a tough one to win on the road. Consider the Saints are 5-6-0 SU in an NFC South division that is still technically up for grabs but they’ll need to win out. The Lions are playing well and could win this game but the Saints should win if they hope to keep their playoff hopes, slim as they are now, alive.

 Free NFL Pick: Saints -237Best Line Offered: at WagerWeb

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Game Total

After last week’s 49-21 blowout over the Rams, it’s no surprise the total for this game is quite generous. As it stands, it’s the highest total trading in week 13 NFL betting. Granted a lot of it has to do with Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense. Matthew Stafford is no slouch though, he too can light up when the occasion demands it.

 Free NFL Pick: Over 5 (-110)Best Line Offered: at JustBet

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