Beat the Pointspreads: Patriots @ Lions NFL Football Tips 8/22/13

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The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Thursday, as we make our New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.

Week 3 Preseason NFL Picks: New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions
Date: Thursday, August 22nd, 7:30 ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
NFL Betting Odds: Detroit -2.5
Patriots vs. Lions On TV: Local TV

Doesn’t it seem a little fishy that the 2-0 Patriots are underdogs in this game on the road against a Detroit team that was one of the worst in the NFC last season? Doesn’t it look that way to you, too? Especially when over 60% of the betting action is on New England? That’s all generally the formula for a winning bet on a short favorite, and we are going to take full advantage of that. The motivation in this game is clearly going to be on the side of the Lions, and we have seen similar antics before. Remember in Sam Bradford’s rookie season when he went into New England and beat the Pats in Week 3 of the preseason? It was a big game for him to assert himself as the starter for sure for the franchise, and there are people in the Gateway to the West that are still pointing to that game as proof that Bradford can be the star of the team for the long run. The Lions are trying to prove that they can win, too. QB Matthew Stafford per se, doesn’t have anything to prove, but Detroit wants to get back into that playoff mix in a hurry, and it has the ability to do just that in this one. Watch out for the message to be sent. This one could get ugly, too.

New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions Pick: Detroit Lions -2.5
New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions Score Prediction: Detroit 31 – New England 17

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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