The Saints are 13-point football betting favorites with a total of 48.5. Bet on NFL action will be popular on the Saints in this game but the Lions are not without a chance. They have a new head coach in Jim Schwartz, a new starting quarterback in rookie Matthew Stafford and an improved defense.
The Lions are coming off the worst season in NFL history as they went 0-16 which is why those that bet on NFL games are looking to the Saints in this one. The Lions were terrible all across the board last season but they have made substantial improvements. Opening up at New Orleans against the best offense in the league is not easy though.
The Saints have Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees leading an offense that was nearly unstoppable last season. The problem for New Orleans last season was a defense that gave up way too many points. The Saints added Dan Morgan, Darren Sharper, and Jabari Greer in the off-season and they look to be much improved on that side of the ball.
Last season in bet on NFL action the Saints routed the Lions 42-7 as Drew Brees threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns. While everyone will look to bet on NFL odds with the Saints there are some trends that point to the Lions. The Lions are 6-0 against the bet on NFL number in their last 6 road games. The Lions are 5-1 in football betting in their last 6 games in Week 1. The Saints are a good home team though as bet on NFL stats indicate. They are 5-1 in football betting in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The underdog is 4-1 in football betting in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
If you are looking at the total as you bet on NFL odds you should keep in mind that the Over is 4-1 in the Lions last 5 games in September. The Over is 16-5-1 in the Lions last 22 games overall. The Over is 18-6 in the Lions last 24 games as a road underdog. The Over is 11-1-1 in the Saints last 13 bet on NFL home games. The Over is 20-6-1 in the Saints last 27 vs. the NFC in bet on NFL action. The Over is 15-5-1 as bet on NFL numbers indicated in the Saints last 21 games overall.