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NFL Betting - Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills

Thursday night finds Ralph Wilson Stadium the sight of an NFL betting contest between the (3-0) Detroit Lions and (2-1) Buffalo Bills.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 ET.  Buffalo’s a perfect 3-0 ATS and 2-1 SU so far this pre-season, while Detroit is 2-0-1 ATS and a perfect 3-0 SU.  The Lions got their third pre-season victory last Saturday at Ford Field over the Cleveland Browns.  The NFL betting line closed with the Lions a one-point favorite, with the ‘total’ listed at 40.5.

NFL betting fans backing the Lions were happy to see Kicker Dave Rayner boot four field goals and guide the Lions to the 26-6 victory.  That said; Detroit didn’t dominate the game, rather, Cleveland beat itself.  The Browns only produced 55 yards of rushing offense in the entire game and converted just 26% of their third down opportunities.

They punted six times and their only points came from two Phil Dawson field goals.  If you want to win in the NFL, you have to play better than that.  The Buffalo Bills are coming home after an impressive road win against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday night.  The Bills closed as six-point underdogs in the NFL betting contest, and the ‘total’ was predicted to be 38.

The Bills got a field goal in the first quarter and scored a touchdown on a one yard run in the second quarter before the Bills took a stranglehold of the game.  CB Terrence McGee trotted 68-yards to pay dirt after a fumble recovery to increase Buffalo’s lead to 17-0 with less than two minutes left in the first half.

The Bills went on to win by a 20-7 final count ultimately handing the Colts their first ever loss in the brand new Lucas Oil Stadium.  Fans who picked the Bills getting the points, or straight up, were pleased with the outcome of the game, as were pro football betting fans who picked the under in the contest.

The Buffalo Bills are currently three-point favorites at home vs. the Detroit Lions, with the ‘total’ standing pat at 33 for Thursday’s NFL Pre-season betting match-up.  Sign up today at for all of your football betting wants and needs: all NFL spread, total, and money line bets at your fingertips, 24-7.