As Saturday night's NFC wild card game in New Orleans gets closer the line continues to grow in favor of the hometown Saints. The Lions are now an 11-point underdog, according to SB Nation's official odds partner, Oddsshark, and much of that line is based on New Orleans' convincing 31-17 win over the Lions earlier this season at the Superdome:
Detroit couldn't beat Green Bay's backups in Week 17 and as punishment their first playoff action is many years is a tough road test against the red-hot New Orleans Saints in Wild Card betting action Saturday.Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's passing yardage record and the Saints reeled off 8 straight wins (and ATS covers) to end the season. The opened as 10-point home chalk here against a Detroit team that may be happy just to make the playoffs.
Detroit's secondary will be tested by Drew Brees, who established three new single-season passing records this season and could be the league's MVP in 2011.