In week 15 of the NFL schedule, the Monday Night Football game will be well worth watching. The Detroit Lions host the Baltimore Ravens in a game that will affect others and have long lasting playoff implications. The Lions will be happy to get back indoors after losing a snow covered game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but will need some consistency on both sides of the ball if they hope to beat the Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Lions listed as (-5.5) point home favorites. The betting public is ignoring the ugly loss to the Eagles as over 65 percent of the money is coming in on the Lions. This influx of betting cash has shifted the betting line and it can now be found at (-6) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Lions collapsed in their last outing. It was a complete and utter face-plant for a game Detroit had handled well for the majority of the game. Then LeSean McCoy found some creases, the Eagles went back to what works so well for them — the zone-read — and the Lions couldn’t handle any of it. With three turnovers Sunday — all of them fumbles — the Lions now have three or more turnovers in four straight games and five of their past six.
The Lions will have to get healthy and consistent or they could fall out of the playoff race and make way for teams like the Baltimore Ravens.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Lions have some wagering angles in their favor. The Lions are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 15. The Ravens are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum pick thread here during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.
Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.