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New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Prediction & Betting Tips 12/3/2023

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New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions 12/3/2023:
  • Take the Lions on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Saints (+4)
  • Our NFL model projects 45 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Preview

This week 13 NFL matchup between the Saints and Lions takes place on Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00 ET. The Saints will host the Lions at Caesars Superdome with the game being televised on FOX.

The Lions are set as 4 point favorites on the road in this NFC showdown. Can they pull off a road win and cover the spread? Check out BetCoco for New Orleans Saints – Detroit Lions odds

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Saints are averaging 33 points per game, compared to the Lions at 31. These figures have led to New Orleans posting a record of 2-1.

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Detroit has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 24 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Across their three previous home games, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 24 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Saints have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
  • The Lions have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Prediction

In their matchup against the Saints, the Lions aim to build on their 8-3 record. This places them 1st in the NFC-North and 3rd in the NFC. The Lions have a 7-4 ATS record so far. As we enter week 13, their scoring margin per game is +3.3. Against the over/under, the Lions have a record of 7-4. In their games, the average over/under betting line has been 46.4 points, and the games have averaged 50.2 points per contest.

Offensively, the Lions have an average of 26.7 points per game, which positions them 6th in the NFL. Defensively, Detroit is 22nd in points allowed. So far, opponents are averaging 23.5 points per game against them on 318.8 yards allowed per contest.

Over the course of 11 games, the Saints have put together a record of 5-6. This positions them 2nd in the NFC-South and 10th in the NFC. So far this season, the Saints are above .500 vs. the spread at 2-8-1. Their average scoring margin this season is +0.6. So far this season, New Orleans games are 22nd in total points. Their over/under record is 3-8 and the average over/under line for their games is 41.1 points.

As they enter week 13, the Saints offense ranks 16th in the league, averaging 20.8 points per contest. The New Orleans defense has recorded 20 takeaways this season, which places them 3rd in the NFL. In terms of points allowed, their average of 20.2 is 9th in the league while giving up 320.3 yards per contest.

With the Lions being favored by 4, our NFL analytics models has this one playing out 23-22 in favor of the Lions. Our analytics assigns Detroit a 56% chance of defeating the Saints.

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Betting Tips

  • Take the Lions on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Saints (+4)
  • Our NFL model projects 45 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Saints Injury Report

  • Payton Turner – Toe (Out)
  • Chris Olave – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Ryan Connelly – Knee (Out)
  • Eno Benjamin – Achilles (Out)
  • Andrew Dowell – Knee (Out)
  • Cameron Jordan – Shin (Questionable)
  • Trai Turner – Quadriceps (Out)
  • Marshon Lattimore – Ankle (Out)
  • Michael Thomas – Knee (Out)
  • Rashid Shaheed – Thigh (Doubtful)
  • Shaquan Davis – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Isaiah Foskey – Quadriceps (Questionable)
  • Kendre Miller – Ankle (Questionable)

Detroit Lions Injury Report

  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai – Back (Out)
  • Scott Daly – Knee (Out)
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Pectoral (Out)
  • Jason Cabinda – Knee (Out)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee (Out)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim – Hip (Out)
  • Jonah Jackson – Wrist (Questionable)
  • Matt Nelson – Ankle (Out)
  • James Houston – Ankle (Out)
  • Zonovan Knight – Shoulder (Out)
  • Hendon Hooker – Knee (Out)

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