New England Patriots versus Detroit Lions NFL Handicapper Tip

NFL Week three preseason will kick off with a contest between the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions. The Patriots and Lions will get things started from Detroit at 7:30PM Eastern Time with replay national television available on the NFL Network. Check the NFL preseason odds at Bovada sportsbook.

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The NFL odds from this week three preseason contest have the home team Detroit Lions favored by -2 ½ points with an over under lined at 46 points. A money line wager on the Detroit Lions will return -140 odds with the take back on the road underdog New England Patriots at +120 odds.

The third week of the NFL preseason is the dress rehearsal as teams will utilize their starters deep into the third quarter. The Patriots are a perfect 2-0 in the exhibition season. They opened up with the 31-22 road victory at the Philadelphia Eagles in week one. They then followed up with an impressive 25-21 home victory last week to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and covered the betting line as a -3 point favorite. The New England offense has looked impressive and balanced. The club threw for 243 yards last week and ran for 139 yards in their win against Tampa Bay. In week one the Patriots put up some outstanding offensive numbers with 24 first half points and 442 yards gained on the Eagles defense. The team piled up 248 yards on the ground and threw for 194 yards. Tom Brady has looked good in the preseason. A huge game is needed by Tim Tebow to keep him from getting cut from New England. Tebow is falling behind Patriots backup Ryan Mallett with poor numbers thus far in his entry into games. Detroit is 1-1 in the preseason. It started well as the club beat up on the New York Jets 26-17 in their opener. Last week the Lions traveled into Cleveland and were routed by the score of 24-6 and failing to cover the spread as a +1 ½ point road underdog. The Lions have been pretty much one dimensional on offense as they have not been able to get their run game going. Detroit has looked shaky in pass coverage as Mark Sanchez had success in week one and last week The Browns posted 17 first half points on the Lions.

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With our NFL preseason pick for Thursday we will play on the New England Patriots +2 ½ points against the Detroit Lions. Prior to placing a wager please read about a sports book review.