2013 NFL on FOX Week 16 Odds & Point Spread: Lions -9.5 vs. Giants Print
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Friday, 20 December 2013 11:00
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Giants vs. Lions Odds

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DETROIT, MI (The Spread) – The Detroit Lions look to keep their playoff hopes alive on Sunday when they host the New York Giants at 4:05PM ET on FOX.

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Detroit is 7-7 overall, 4-3 at home and 6-8 against the spread. New York is 5-9 overall, 2-5 on the road and 5-9 against the spread. The road team has won six of the last seven games in this series.

Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in five straight meetings between these two. The Giants are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 conference games while Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games in December.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Detroit is the favorite at home, as the Lions have odds of -9.5 points against the Giants. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Detroit favored by 11 points. The spread slowly fell back to 9.5. The over/under total opened at 48.5 points and quickly bumped up to 49.

The Lions are coming off an 18-16 loss to the Ravens last Monday for their fourth loss in five games. Detroit is now a game back in the NFC North standings despite the injury issues to the other teams in the division. Detroit is averaging 405.3 yards per game on offense while the defense is allowing 351.5 yards per contest. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 4,211 yards and 28 touchdowns this season, but also has 21 turnovers. Calvin Johnson has caught 81 passes for 1,449 yards and 12 touchdowns while DeAndre Levy is leading the defense with 105 tackles and six interceptions.

The Giants are coming off a 23-0 loss to Seattle last week at home to really put in a final nail in the season. The Giants have lost two straight and three of their last four to completely fall out of the playoff picture. New York is averaging 311.6 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 336.4 yards per game. Eli Manning has thrown for 3,410 yards and 16 touchdowns this year, but also has 25 interceptions. The defense hasn’t been too bad and is being led by Antrel Rolle, who has 86 tackles with two sacks and 6 interceptions.

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In terms of Injuries, Detroit cornerback Chris Houston (toe) and tight end Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) are both questionable. New York defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is questionable while Victor Cruz (concussion) is out.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Giants, as New York is getting 54% of the wagers with odds of +9.5 points at Detroit on Sunday.

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