(OddsShark.com) The Detroit Lions will be trying to avoid their fifth straight outright loss this weekend when they play host to the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football as 3-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Lions are off to a dismal start to the 2015 NFL season, dropping a pair of road decisions to the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings, and posting against the spread losses as slim betting underdogs.
However, the Lions’ recent woes have largely been confined to the road, where they have amassed their current four-game SU losing streak, and are 1-5 SU in their last six.
Conversely, Detroit rides a five-game SU home winning streak into Sunday night’s Broncos vs. Lions betting matchup at Ford Field, 3-2 ATS, holding opponents to just 17.4 points per game during that stretch.
Despite giving up a combined 59 points in their first two contests of this season, bettors have been consistently rewarded when playing UNDER the point total, which is 13-5 in the Lions’ last 18 games.
The Broncos arrive in the Motor City owning a 2-0 record and top spot in the AFC West following yet another come-from-behind win in Week 2.
Denver stunned the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football with a pair of touchdowns just nine seconds apart in the final minute of the game to pull off a 31-24 victory, and claim the ATS win as a 3-point underdog.
It was Denver’s second straight upset win in as many visits to Arrowhead Stadium, improving them to 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four road contests according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
With the Broncos producing an average of just 259 total yards in their first two games of the season concerns have been raised about the durability of veteran quarterback Peyton Manning, and the effectiveness of the team’s limited ground game against a Lions defense that ranked second in the NFL last season.
But with Detroit surrendering huge aerial yards against the Chargers in Week 1, and 199 ground yards to Adrian Peterson and the Vikings last week, the Broncos might be positioned to end their current two-game SU and three-game ATS losing streaks against the Lions.