Detroit Lions versus Baltimore Ravens Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Pointspread Over Under Money Line Betting Odds Preview 8-17-2012
Kick off time from Baltimore is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
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The betting odds opened up in this NFL preseason affair with the home team Baltimore Ravens favored by -3 points with an over under of 37 ½ points.
Money early has shown on the side of the road club as Baltimore is now favored by -2 ½ points. The total has moved upward to a current line of 39 points.
Money line bettors playing the side of the Baltimore Ravens will lay -145 odds with the return on the Detroit Lions at +125 odds to pull off the upset win with no need for taking the points.
Detroit in their preseason opener last week fell to the Cleveland Browns 19-17 as a -3 point home favorite. The total went right at the closing over under of 36 points.
The Lions first and second string led the club to a 14-3 lead at the half. Matthew Stafford got the start and completed 4 of 7 passes for 51 yards and a pick. Shaun Hill the second stringer hit on 8 of 12 throws for 83 yards and a touchdown. Detroit rookie Kellen Moore out of Boise St played poorly completing only 4 of his 14 passes for 40 yards and a pick.
Joique Bell on the ground led the cub with 89 rushing yards on 16 carries. Keiland Williams made a case for time in the backfield with 71 yards on nine rushes and a touchdown.
Calvin Johnson led the Lions with two catches for 36 yards. Maurice Stovall chipped in with two receptions for 35 yards.
The Lions defense allowed Cleveland 429 offensive yards with 309 yards coming via the air.
Detroit Lions versus Baltimore Ravens NFL Pick
The Ravens opened up the preseason by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 31-17 a week ago as a +1 point road underdog. The total went over 34 points.
Joe Flacco saw work and threw for 88 yards hitting on 9 of 12 passes and a touchdown. Curtis Painter impressed as the backup as the signal caller completed 7 of his 14 passes for 76 yards and three touchdowns passes.
Running back Bobby Rainer rushed for 36 yards on 12 rushes. Doente Thompson led the Recievers of Baltimore with three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown catch.
The Ravens defense allowed Atlanta 344 yards of offense with 273 yards coming from the passing game.
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