Football odds bettors are gaining respect on a weekly basis for the Detroit Lions as they are showing marked improvement with the odds NFL.
This Sunday CBS will telecast the interconference matchup of the New York Jets at Detroit Lions with kickoff set for 1:05 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with the Jets as a 4 point favorite and with an over/under of 41.5.
The New York Jets have a record of 5-2 both straight up and with the NFL betting odds and have gone over the total in 5 of their 7 games this year. The Jets are coming off a bad 9-0 home loss to the Green Bay Packers last week.
New York ranks 3rd in the NFL for rushing but just 27th for passing as quarterback Mark Sanchez has a weak 78.8 QB rating and was awful last week. LaDainian Tomlinson has 544 yards rushing and a 5.0 yards per carry average with 5 touchdowns. Defense remains the strength of the Jets as they rank 2nd in the NFL for points allowed.
The Detroit Lions have a record of 2-5 straight up and 6-1 with the NFL betting lines. The Lions have gone over the total in 5 out of their 7 games this year. Detroit is coming off a 37-25 home win over Washington as they went over the total for the 4th straight game.
Quarterback Matt Stafford returned from injury to pass for 212 yards and 4 touchdowns in the win. Detroit ranks 6th in the NFL for scoring offense but just 26th for points allowed on defense.
Detroit has proven to be one of the top values on the board and the Jets cannot afford anything less than their “A-Game” in this one.
The Jets have gotten the money in 8 of their last 9 road games and have covered the spread in 7 of their last 10 as a favorite. The Lions have covered just 2 their last 8 games with the football odds when coming off a straight up win.
The Jets have gone over the total in their last 4 road games while Detroit has gone over the total in 15 of their last 20 when coming off a cover against the spread.