Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions – Football Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football betting on the Washington Redskins should be popular this Sunday as they face the winless Detroit Lions.

The Redskins come into the game at 5-2 while Detroit is 0-6.  NFL Week 8 odds have the Redskins as more than a touchdown favorite on the road in pro football betting.

Football betting history is on the side of Washington in this matchup. The Redskins have won eight of the last ten meetings between the two teams and covered the pro football betting pointspread in seven of those games.  Last year the Redskins pounded the Lions 34-3 according to football betting numbers.  Washington has not been a favorite on the road in pro football betting that much in recent seasons but they have done well in that role.  Since 2005 they are 4-2 laying points on the road according to football betting stats.  The Lions have not been very good anywhere and that includes at home.  Detroit is less than 60% versus the football betting pointspread as a home underdog since 2005.

All of the edges except home field go to the Redskins in this game according to pro football betting experts.  The only positive for Detroit is that Washington might be overlooking them.  Washington has the NFL’s leading rusher in Clinton Portis according to football betting stats and a passing game with Jason Campbell that has been efficient.  The Lions have no offense at all according to football betting stats.  They have no running game, a quarterback in Dan Orlovsky that has no experience and very few threats other than Calvin Johnson.  The defensive edge also goes to Washington in this game according to football betting experts.  The Redskins have been able to shutdown opponents while Detroit has given up points on a regular basis according to football betting stats.

Looking at the total we notice that the last four meetings between the two teams went under the football betting number.  That could be the case again on Sunday since the Redskins like to run the ball and take time off the clock while the Lions are inept on offense.  Gamblers will probably be looking at the Redskins and the under in this football betting matchup.

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