Detroit Lions versus New Orleans Saints NBC TV Sunday December 4th 2011 NFL Pro Football Odds Sports Betting Pick Preview

Detroit Lions versus New Orleans Saints NBC TV Sunday December 4th 2011 NFL Pro Football Odds Sports Betting Pick Preview

The Detroit Lions will travel south to face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in a week thirteen NFL pro football game on Sunday night.

They start this NFL game between these two NFC conference teams from New Orleans at 8:20PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC.

This game had a time change as it was originally scheduled at 1PM Eastern Time and was flexed into the NBC Sunday night game as being the most appealing of the week.

The point spread came out with the home club New Orleans Saints favored by –9 1/2 points with an over under of 52 ½ points.

The NFL wagering public has come in early on the side of the road team as the New Orleans Saints are now favored by -8 ½ points.

The over under has seen movement shaded towards the over as the game is now hung at 55 points.

New Orleans Saints money line bettors will lay –420 odds with the road underdog Detroit Lions returning +335 odds to win straight up with no need for points on their side.

Detroit and New Orleans met on Sunday for an NFL game for the first time since week one of the 2009 season where the Saints earned a comfortable 45-27 home win against the Lions as a -14 point home favorite.

The over under came in at over the total of 50 points.

Drew Brees went wild on the Detroit defense as the veteran New Orleans quarterback had six touchdowns passes with 358 yards passing and an interception.

Brees’ favorite target was wide out Devery Henderson who had a touchdown catch and 103 receiving yards.

Under center for the Lions in his first every NFL start was rookie Matthew Stafford who was erratic with three interceptions in the loss.

For the game Stafford finished up with 205 yards with a rushing touchdown.

Stafford’s favorite target was wide receiving Calvin Johnson who had 90 receiving yards on his three pass receptions.

Detroit travels to New Orleans with a mark of 7-4 on the year. The club is 4-1 on the road.

The Lions put up 28 points and 376 yards per game with 104 rushing yards for 4.5 yards a carry.

On defense the Detroit Lions allow 22 points and 329 yards per game. Teams rush for 127 yards against them for 4.8 yards per rush against average.

The Lions have lost four of their past six games.

They dropped a 27-15 home defeat on Thanksgiving Day to the Green Bay Packers last week as a +4 point underdog.

The over under came in at under the total of 55 points.

Detroit fell behind 24-0 in the second half to Green Bay and never got close to make it a game at the end.

The Lions put up 409 offensive yards with 136 yards rushing on 21 carries.

The team allowed one sack and scored two touchdowns in both red zone tries.

Detroit had three turnovers and took none from Green Bay.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 32 of 45 passes for 276 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.

Maurice Morris ran for 39 yards on seven rushing attempts. Morris out of the backfield had nine receptions for 81 yards.

Kevin Smith had seven carries for 36 yards.

Keiland Williams had a touchdown reception to go with his 19 rushing yards on two rushing attempts.

Calvin Johnson caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown catch.

Nate Burleson had five catches for 39 yards.

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew caught four balls for 27 yards.

They gave up 349 offensive yards to the Green Bay Packers with 53 yards rushing on 18 rushing attempts.

Detroit had two sacks and allowed two Packers touchdowns in their four red zone opportunities.

The New Orleans Saints host this prime time game on Sunday night football with a mark of 8-3 on the season. The team is a perfect 5-0 at home.

The Saints put up 32 points and 449 yards per game with 125 yards rushing for 4.8 yards a carry.

On defense New Orleans allows 22 points and 370 yards per game. Opponents rush for 117 yards against them for 5 yards per rush against average.

The Saints have won three straight games.

They are coming off the 49-24 home win on Monday night football against the New York Giants a week ago as a -7 point betting favorite.

The over under came in at over the closing total of 51 points.

The Saints torched the Giants defense for 577 offensive yards with 205 yards rushing on 30 carries.

The club allowed no sacks and scored five touchdowns in six red zone drives.

The team had no turnovers and took two from the New York Giants.

Quarterback Drew Brees completed 24 of 38 passes for 363 yards with four touchdowns. Brees had an 8 yard touchdown run.

Running back Mark Ingram had 13 rushes for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Pierre Thomas ran for 63 yards on eight carries with a touchdown.

Darren Spoles contributed with eight rushes for 54 yards.

Tight end Jimmy Graham led New Orleans with five receptions for 84 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

Marques Colston had three receptions for 78 yards.

Devery Henderson grabbed five passes for 67 yards.

Lance Moore caught five balls for 54 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

The Saints allowed 465 offensive yards to New York with 73 yards coming on the ground on 22 carries.

New Orleans had one sack and allowed two Giants touchdowns in three appearances inside the red zone.

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NFL Trend: New Orleans Saints are 3-0 ATS in their past three games.