By Greg Dempson
Both these teams were abysmal on offense last season, theCardinals were last in the league in scoring averaging 14.1 PPG. Will thingschange with a different offense and a new head coach and quarterback? I believeit will be a difficult task for the Cardinals offensive line keeping KyleMurphy upright.
The Cardinals went 2-6 UNDER in their eight home games lastseason averaging 12.2 PPG while allowing 23.9 PPG. The Cards have stayed underthe total in their last six conference contests the past two seasons.
The Lions didn’t roar on offense either last season averaging21.9 while allowing an average of 19.9 PPG. Detroit went 06-10 UNDER in their16 games last season including 2-8 UNDER in Dome contests.
These two teams met last season in Phoenix with the Lionsfavored at -3 and a total of 40.5, (17-03,) Detroit.
Matthew Stafford’s UNDERwhelming when on the road
He’s 17-31 UNDER on the road including 05-12 UNDER when aroad favorite.
In his three previous games at Arizona Stafford/Lions are 0-3UNDER with an average combined score of 28.7 PPG.
When Stafford/Lions are facing a foe that allows between 23.6 to 29.6 points per game the total is 13-24 tothe UNDER.
Week One Super System
We have a week oneconference road favorite with a favorable total that’s greater than 41 points.Going back 20 seasons this week one total is 04-24 = 85.6% to the UNDER.
My week one EE selection is on the Lions/Cardinals under 47 @ -118.