New York Giants at Detroit Lions: Preview and Pick
- Updated: December 21, 2013
The Detroit Lions are in the middle of a monumental collapse. As the season starts to wind down the Lions are losing consecutive ball games with the most recent loss coming against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. The New York Giants were recently shut out and they have given up on the season. This is the last chance for the Lions to make a case to win the division and make the playoffs.
New York Giants at Detroit Lions Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Lions listed as (-9.5) point favorites. Although they are playing horrible, the betting public does not trust Eli Manning and the G-Men. The Lions are still at home and although they are on a short week the public is still willing to drop this big number against the hapless Giants.
The Giants need better play from the quarterback if they hope to win. Eli Manning had four interceptions and only two completions on 10 passes thrown more than 10 yards downfield Sunday. Manning’s performance on those passes Sunday was one of the worst of his career. The Lions on the other hand, have big problems. The Lions have committed at least three turnovers in five consecutive games. The only team with a longer streak this season is the Giants (Week 1-6). The Lions have committed 48 defensive penalties, including five on Monday. Between the penalties and the turnovers, it will be interesting to see what team wants this win more. The Giants are playing for pride, while the Lions are playing for a spot in the posts season. If the Lions lose this game they will be sitting out the playoffs this season.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have some very negative trends heading into this game. The Giants are 1-4 against the spread (ATS )in their last 5 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game. The Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games when playing against a team with a losing road record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-21 ATS in their last 31 against the NFC.
New York Giants at Detroit Lions Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.