The Detroit Lions will look to put last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers behind them as they go on the road to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Lions opened as 3.5-point favorites, but that number has moved to 4.5.
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Best NFL Prop Bets for Lions vs. Saints in Week 13
- David Montgomery OVER 63.5 rushing yards (-115)
- Jameson Williams longest reception OVER 15.5 yards (-120)
- Jared Goff UNDER 1.5 TD passes (-110)
David Montgomery OVER 63.5 rushing yards (-115)
Montgomery has not skipped a beat since returning from a rib injury in Week 10. In his last three games, the veteran running back has 39 receptions for 263 yards and three touchdowns.
Montgomery has gone OVER 63.5 rushing yards in seven out of eight games. The 26-year-old running back is currently dealing with a foot injury, which limited him in practice on Wednesday. If Montgomery can play Sunday, I like his chance to go OVER 63.5 rushing yards against the Saints, who have allowed the 10th-most rushing yards per game this season (124.0).
Jameson Williams longest reception OVER 15.5 yards (-120)
Even though the Saints’ defense is ranked 11th in pass DVOA this season, I’m still going to take a chance on Williams to create a big play in the passing game. The second-year wideout has 12 receptions (23 targets) for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
Williams doesn’t get many targets in the Lions’ offense (3.3 per game). But with his speed, the former first-round selection can take a 5-7 pass and turn it into 15-20 yards. This season, he has had a catch longer than 15.5 yards in four out of his seven games.
The 22-year-old receiver is the perfect complement to Amon-Ra St. Brown and rookie Sam La Porta, who can stretch the field, but also do damage in the middle of the field.
Jared Goff UNDER 1.5 touchdown passes (-110)
Goff is coming off an average performance against the Packers on Thanksgiving. The veteran quarterback completed 65.9% of his passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns but had three fumbles, which put his team behind the eight-ball.
If Goff can stay turnover-free, which has been an issue over the last two games, it will give him more opportunities to throw touchdown passes. The 29-year-old quarterback has gone OVER 1.5 TD passes in three straight games.
However, Goff has only thrown six TDs on the road this season, compared to 12 at home. Additionally, he’ll play a Saints’ defense that’s only allowed 14 TD passes this season and held opposing QBs to only one TD pass in three out of their last five games.
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