Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Turf of Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints Odds
Detroit couldn't beat Green Bay's backups in Week 17 and as punishment their first playoff action is many years is a tough road test against the red-hot New Orleans Saints in Wild Card betting action Saturday.
Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's passing yardage record and the Saints reeled off 8 straight wins (and ATS covers) to end the season. The opened as 10-point home chalk here against a Detroit team that may be happy just to make the playoffs.
The Lions lost 31-17 here a month ago and have lost the past 3 against New Orleans. Lions bettors should be wary of a recent trend that has seen NFC road teams going 10-4 ATS in the past 14 NFC Wild Card games.
The Saints however are 11-1 ATS at home recently, while Detroit is 0-4 ATS lately on the road. The Lions have been OVER machines on the road, going 9-1-1 past 11 trips away from Ford Field.