Monday Night Football returns with two games, a matchup between the New York Giants and Detroit Lions, and a game between the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals. We'll look at the Giants-Lions game with the larger spread. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET in Ford Field, with the Lions listed as the favorite.
The Giants are coming off of a perfect preseason, going 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS. They closed out the preseason with a 16-13 win over the New England Patriots. They were listed as 3 point favorites, making the game a PUSH. The total went UNDER the 41 point line that oddsmakers had set.
The Lions went 3-1 in the preseason, winning both home games and splitting their road games. They are coming off of a 23-0 win over the Buffalo Bills, where they won against the spread as 3 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 41 point line in that game.
New York is 4-1 ATS on the road lately, and 7-2 ATS against the NFC. They are 5-2 ATS on Monday night, and 0-4-1 ATS in September. Detroit is 8-3 ATS in Week 1, and 1-5 ATS at home. They are 1-4 ATS against NFC opponents, and 0-4 ATS overall recently.
Between these teams, the road team is 6-0 ATS, while the underdog is 5-1 ATS.
They last met in December 2013, when New York won 23-20, and covered the spread as 9 ½ point road dogs. The total went UNDER the 47 point line that was set by the sportsbooks.
For Sunday night's matchup, Sports-Gambling.com's betting odds have the Lions listed as 5 point home favorites. The over/under is set at 47 points.