You might normally ignore a preseason game between Cleveland and Detroit in NFL wagering online odds but that shouldn’t be the case on Saturday with the game on the NFL Network.
TV games get added attention from gamblers making an NFL bet and this one should be good as both the Browns and the Lions look improved this season.
NFL wagering online numbers favors the Lions by 2.5 points on Saturday with the total at 38 at SBG. Considering how the Lions have looked so far in the preseason that number may be too low.
Detroit Looks a Lot Better: The Lions could easily be the most improved team in the NFL this season. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is in his second year and all indications are that he is going to have a big year. He has a great receiver in Calvin Johnson and now the Lions have a running back that can make plays in rookie Jahvid Best.
The starters for Detroit are expected to play into the third quarter on Saturday against the Browns. The Detroit starters played for three series in their preseason opener against Pittsburgh and they played four series last week against Denver.
Cleveland is Also Better: You may laugh but the Browns are going to be better with Jake Delhomme at quarterback. Yes, Delhomme was an interception machine at times with Carolina but he is far better than what they had before.
Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson are not NFL starting quarterbacks. At least Delhomme has shown he can win games.
Both teams 1-1: Both teams come into this game at 1-1 in the preseason. The Lions really do look better this season with Stafford very sharp at quarterback and a defense that might actually stop teams this year. It is hard to think of Detroit and not think about all the losing but really, this year should be different.
Lions worth a Shot: This line really looks low. Detroit should actually be the better team this season and they are at home. They should at least be laying a field goal if not more. The odds makers are still thinking this Detroit team is rotten but that simply is not the case. The value is with Detroit on Saturday.