NFL Picks: Week 13 Lions vs Saints


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The Detroit Lions are on a mission to regain their winning momentum after 7 victories in their last 9 games, while the New Orleans Saints are desperate for a turnaround following consecutive losses. This NFL matchup presents a crucial opportunity for both teams to alter their season trajectories.



Spread: Lions -4 (-111), Saints +4 (-109) 

Moneyline: Lions -205, Saints +170

Total: O 46 (-109), U 46 (-111) 


Detroit Lions

NFL Teams Detroit LionsThe Lions, who recently suffered a Thanksgiving upset against the Packers, are aiming to avoid two consecutive losses for the first time this season. They bounced back last week with a win over the Bears, demonstrating they can endure the pressure. Quarterback Jared Goff, with a 67.9% completion rate, has thrown for 3,075 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions this season. His main targets, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Sam LaPorta, have combined for 1,532 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Josh Reynolds has contributed with 27 receptions. The Lions’ ground game, led by David Montgomery with 648 yards and 9 touchdowns, averages 136.9 yards per game. On the defensive front, Detroit allows 23.5 points and 318.8 yards per game, with Alex Anzalone leading the team in tackles. The Lions have a challenging road record, particularly against teams with losing records, but have shown a strong ability to cover the spread following a home loss.


New Orleans Saints

NFL Team New Orleans SaintsThe Saints, coming off losses to the Vikings and Falcons, need a decisive win to boost their confidence. Derek Carr, completing 65.6% of his passes, has accumulated 2,535 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. The receiving duo of Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed has been effective, combining for 1,305 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, with Michael Thomas adding 39 receptions. New Orleans’ rushing attack, spearheaded by Alvin Kamara, averages 104.4 yards per game. The Saints’ defense, conceding an average of 20.2 points and 320.3 yards per game, is anchored by Demario Davis and bolstered by Carl Granderson’s sack prowess. The Saints have an impressive record of winning at Caesars Superdome following division losses but struggle against NFC opponents when it comes to covering the spread.



The Detroit Lions are well-rested and motivated to rectify their Thanksgiving performance. They face a Saints team struggling to convert offensive drives and hinder opposing run games. The Saints’ subpar stability this season raises concerns, while the Lions have shown better form on the road. Considering these factors, expect the Lions to secure a victory by a touchdown in this crucial road encounter, covering the spread on BUSR’s NFL Odds.