NFL Thanksgiving Preview: New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

by Dirty on November 25, 2010

Betting on Detriot Lions Football The New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Ford Field.

Oddsmakers currently have the Patriots listed as 7-point favorites versus the Lions, while the game’s total is sitting at 50½.

Last time out for New England, they were a 31-28 winner as they battled the Colts at home. The Patriots failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 35-19 result against the Cowboys on November 21. The Lions failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 54 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Current streak:
New England has won 2 straight games.
Detroit has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
New England: 8-2 SU, 5-4-1 ATS
Detroit: 2-8 SU, 7-3 ATS

New England most recently:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Detroit most recently:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
New England is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New England’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England’s last 6 games on the road
New England is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing New England
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New England

Next up:
New England home to NY Jets, Monday, December 6
Detroit home to Chicago, Sunday, December 5

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