Not many gamblers that bet on football give Detroit much of a chance to win this game straight up, but the Lions could cover the NFL betting number.
NFL betting history shows that the Panthers and Lions have only met four times. Carolina has won three of those four meetings but it is Detroit that is 3-1 against the NFL betting number. The last meeting was at Detroit in 2005 as the Panthers won 21-20. The other three meetings were all in Carolina and the Panthers are 2-1 and 1-2 against the NFL betting number in those games. The Lions have been a poor underdog in recent seasons on the road according to NFL betting numbers. They lose almost 60% of the time in that role according to NFL betting statistics.
Carolina looks like a serious contender in the NFC this season with a rejuvenated Jake Delhomme at quarterback and a defense that once again is a force in the NFL. The Lions are still a mess although with Daunte Culpepper at quarterback they at least have some sort of an offensive threat. The Panthers might be overlooking Detroit in this spot so the big pointspread could come into play in this game.
Looking at the NFL betting total we see that the over/under is 2-2 in the four all-time meetings between the two clubs. The Lions have been a pretty good over team on the road since 2005, going over the total more than 60% of the time for gamblers that bet on football. That number contrasts with Carolina who has gone under the NFL betting total more than 60% of the time at home during that same time period.
Gamblers that bet on football will flock to Carolina in this NFL betting matchup but laying big points in the NFL is never easy. Detroit might be worth a look from gamblers that bet on football.
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