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New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions: Point spread, odds and preview

In-depth look into the Week 11 football game between the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions, including point spread, odds and betting trends.

New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions: Point spread, odds and preview When the New York Giants (6-3) visit the Detroit Lions (6-3) on Sunday, the game could be described in only one way - a must win. Both teams hold the exact same second spot in their respective divisions, the Giants trailing to the Cowboys in the NFC East and the Lions behind the Packers in the NFC North. And both teams are coming out of loses, the NY Giants failing to bank on the home field advantage against the Cowboys, losing 31-20, and the Detroit Lions had a disappointing performance at Arizona, losing 21-31 to the Cardinals. But the bookies are siding this week with the Giants and at the online sportsbook Bodog Sports the point spread on the New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions game is currently sitting at -3 points chalk the visitors from New York. The gambling website Bookmaker is also betting on the Giants, making them the favorite to win with odds -160 and the Lions - underdog with odds +140. Betting trends indicate that NY Giants are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games and Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games.

 Statistically the New York Giants are leading the Detroit Lions when it comes to defense with only 299.1 yards allowed per game, compared to Detroit's 354.7 yards allowed on average. But the Lions have been riding this season on their strong and nimble defense, which did most of the work for their unexpected 6-3 record so far. Even in the last week's game against the Cardinals, the defense did an excellent job giving the ball to the offense, but Kitna and Co. failed to capitalize. Offensively both teams match well, Detroit with 328.8 yards par game and the Giants with 330.2 yards. The Lions play comfortable at home, which could help the offense post up some points on Sunday and the game between the Giants and the Lions is open field, although we will go with the Detroit Lions, as we have all season.

 Detroit's quarterback Jon Kitna, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Jon Bradley and cornerback Fernando Bryant have all been upgraded to probable and will join the team on Sunday. Lions DE Dewayne White is doubtful and DE Ikaika Alama-Francis is still questionable. For the Giants wide receiver Steve Smith and running back Derrick Ward are out for Week 11 with injuries, another WR Plaxico Burress and LB Antonio Pierce remain questionable for the game against the Detroit Lions.

 Published on 11/17/2007

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