The Detroit Lions’ five-game losing streak has been tough to watch but it pales in comparison to the nine-game losing streak of the Arizona Cardinals. One of those streaks will end on Sunday afternoon when the Cardinals host the Lions.
If the game goes like the sports book thinks it will, the Lions will be the team tasting victory for the first time in quite a while. The early betting line has installed the Lions as six point favorites.
The more interesting number here is the early over/under set at 43.5 points. The game involving the Cardinals last week cleared that number easily – even with the Cardinals contributing exactly zero points towards the cause. Seattle scored on the Cards at will in the 58-0 rout, can the Lions do the same? They probably won’t score 58 points but the expectation for Lions fans is a performance on par with the Lions’ win in Jacksonville.
The Lions’ season hasn’t gone according to plan and extending their losing streak at the hands of the Cardinals would represent rock bottom.
My early lean is to lay the points and roll with the Lions and play the over.
How would you bet?