Ndamukong Suh will return to the lineup for the Lions, and that's enough to get the public buzzing about the Lions in this game. The line opened as a pick ‘em and public betting pushed this line to Detroit -1. This is because the public is hammering the Lions in this game.
This is due to an overreaction to Suh’s return and the recent slide by the Silver and Black. This game is played on grass and that will slow down the Lions. The Raiders are in must-win mode and they are an upset special at home in the black hole.
The Lions are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite, 0-4 ATS against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. The Raiders are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog.
The Raiders will upset the Lions and get the outright victory at home.
Oakland Raiders (+1)
The Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants are all very good football teams, but in week 15 they are all on upset alert.
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