Kick off time from Detroit is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
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The betting odds opened up in this NFL week one contest with the home team Detroit Lions favored by -9 points with the over under lined at 46 ½ points.
The early money from the NFL wagering public has landed on the side of the road team as the Detroit Lions are now favored by -8 points. The total has moved up to a current total of 47 points.
Detroit Lions money line bettors will lay -400 odds with the road underdog St Louis Rams bringing back +325 odds to post the straight up win with no need for the points on their side.
Quarterback Sam Bradford returns under center for the Rams. He completed 53.5% of his throws last season for 2164 yards with six touchdowns and six picks.
Veteran running back Steven Jackson returns at the running back position. Rookie Isaiah Pead will see time in the Rams backfield.
Out wide for the Rams will be Steve Smith and Danny Amendola. Brandon Gibson, Austin Pettis and Brian Quick will see time at the receiver position.
St Louis finished up play with a record of 2-14 and failed to make the playoffs.
The Rams struggled on the defensive side of the football by allowing 25.4 points per game and were second to last in the NFL in rush defense by allowing 151 yards per game on the ground.
On the Lions injury report running back Jahvid Best is out as he continues to recover from a concussion. Running back Mikel Leshoure is serving the first game of his two game suspension.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is back under center for the Lions. Stafford completed 63.5% of his passes last season for 5038 yards with 41 touchdowns and 16 picks.
Kevin Smith and Keiland Williams will see carries in the Lions backfield.
Out wide for the Lions are pro bowler Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Ryan Broyles and Titus Young.
The Lions finished off play in 2011 regular season with a record of 10-6 and in second place in the NFC North. The team earned an NFC Wildcard playoff berth and was defeated on the road to the New Orleans Saints ending their season.
Detroit was fourth in the NFL in scoring offense as the club put up 29.6 points per game a season ago.
NFL Trend: Detroit Lions are 4-1 to the over in their past five games.
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