Lions vs Patriots Week 5 Game Info
Two teams looking to bounce back from tough losses meet head-to-head in Week 5 as the Detroit Lions visit the New England Patriots. The Lions scored a whopping 45 points on offense in Week 4, but gave up a 48 points on defense to the Seattle Seahawks. Detroit's imbalance was on full display.
Meanwhile, the Patriots took the Green Bay Packers to overtime before a Mason Crosby field goal sealed their fate in a 27-24 defeat. Quarterback Brian Hoyer had to be replaced by rookie Bailey Zappe following a head injury. Zappe went 10-of-15 for 99 yards and 1 touchdown (1 fumble lost).
Lions vs Patriots Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: DET: (+146) | NE: (-174)
Spread: DET: +3.5 (-118) | NE: -3.5 (-104)
Total: 46.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Updated (Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. EST): The Patriots enter this contest as a slight home favorite on the moneyline and the spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated NFL odds, with the spread shifting a point in their direction. This 1:00 p.m. ET clash also features a relatively high projected total of 46.5.
Lions vs Patriots Prediction & Pick
One victory after another is slipping through the Lions' grasp this season. Each of their three losses have come by four points or less and now they must travel to Gillette Stadium where Bill Belichick awaits. This is a different Detroit team than in years past, though, and it can pull off the small upset.
The Lions are averaging a league-best 436.8 yards per game and could get Amon-Ra St. Brown back for this one. Detroit's defense has been subpar, but New England may be forced to start their third-string QB again. Head coach Dan Campbell will have his guys ready for this one.
Final Score Prediction: Lions: 27 | Patriots: 24
Lions vs Patriots Betting Trends
- Detroit is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Detroit's last six games.
- New England is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Detroit.
- The total has hit the under in six of New England's last nine games against Detroit.
Lions vs Patriots Best Bet
All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Keep backing the over until the Lions provide a reason for you not to. Not only does Detroit average the most points per game in the NFL (35.0), but it also allows the most points per game in the NFL (35.3). The over has hit in each of Detroit's last six games dating back to the end of the 2021 season.
Zappe will only need to lead two or three scoring drives for this over to cash. Heck, he may not even have to do that. The Patriots scored on a pick-six in Week 4, while Detroit quarterback Jared Goff threw a pick-six of his own. Defensive touchdowns do wonders when it comes to betting overs.
Bet: Over 46.5 Points (-110)
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