Lions vs. Jaguars Week 9 Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lions are 3.5-point favorites over the Jaguars while the over/under total is currently sitting at 44 points. Detroit enters play with a 3-4 record and is 1-3 on the road this year, while Jacksonville is 1-6 overall and 0-3 at home.
Line Movement: The Lions opened as a 4-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 3.5 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, has stayed the steady at 44 since opening at that number earlier this week.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 82% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Lions. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Detroit. According to latest NFL trends, Detroit is 17-10-2 vs. non-conf. teams. Detroit is now in position to move back to .500 after a slow start. Last week, the Lions defeated Seattle at home to improve to 3-4. The Lions rank second in the NFL in total offense averaging 407.6 yards per game and they just added former Jags receiver Mike Thomas to improve their corps and help Calvin Johnson out. Jacksonville is without star RB Maurice Jones-Drew again. They did manage 341 yards against the Packers last week but the Lions’ strong front four led by DT Ndamukong Suh, will be all over QB Blaine Gabbert. RB Rashad Jennings did have 103 yards on 38 carries but also fumbled once. The Lions can’t afford to take any breathers. This is a must-win game.
2012 NFL WEEK 9 FREE PICK: DETROIT LIONS –3.5