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Saints vs. Lions Preview Monday Night Football ESPN Daily Line

New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions meet up in one of the strongest games to bet on according to sports handicapper experts. The Miami Beach Bowl betting preview between Western Kentucky vs. South Florida has been posted.

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The offshore odds and Vegas point spread for ESPN Monday Night Football has New Orleans anywhere from 2.5 to a three-point favorite with slightly varying juice. The posted total is 51.5. The game opened at -3 and 50. Seventy percent of wagers are on the home favorite against the spread, with another well-rounded 75-of-100 on the over. These are fairly standard breakdowns with the public desiring the over and chalk.

Contrasting rushing yards per attempt on offense, the higher ranked aggregates are in the hands of the Saints by .1. In passing yards per completion, the foremost figures are in the column of New Orleans by .6. As far as yards per point is concerned, the more efficient offense is Who dat Saints by .7.

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Now for the same numbers on the defensive side.The tougher team against the run based on yards per rush allowed is Detroit by .8. The same team is permitting fewer passing yards per completion by 1.6. On the other hand, New Orleans forces more yards per point on defense by a mere .1. In the very important turnover category, the better ratio is New Orleans by six.

Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread trends (all records against the spread): Lions are 11-3 after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game. New Orleans 0-6 to teams with a winning record but 5-0 in the series.

Over/under angles: Detroit under 13-3 road.

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