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Monday Night Football: Detroit Lions Visit New Orleans Saints, Preview, Latest Line, Pick

NFL Week 15 of the regular season ends as usual with Monday Night Football, when the Detroit Lions travel south to the Superdome to battle the New Orleans Saints.

Both teams were hoping to reach the postseason when the season began, but both are sitting in the cellar or their division.

New Orleans signal caller Drew Brees threw two touchdowns last week to pass Dan Marino for No. 4 all time. New Orleans snapped its losing streak of four games with a 7-point win over Tampa Bay.

Detroit lost its second straight game last week following a winning streak of three games, when St. Louis beat the Lions 21-14. Detroit is 1-5 away from home, including three setbacks during its losing streak of five games to open the season.

Matthew Stafford the Detroit quarterback has played very well the past five games throwing 11 touchdowns with just 2 interceptions. The running backs for Detroit are last in the league with only 79 yards per game.

New Orleans is last in the NFL in points allowed at 30.5 per games and next to last in total yards allowed at 414.8, but gave up only 291 yards last week in the Saints win.

New Orleans has won 16 of its past 17 games, including in the playoffs, in prime time.

Brees has 795 yards passing and 6 touchdowns with one interception in his past two appearances on Monday Night Football.

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Latest Line: Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints

Favorite: New Orleans -2.5, Over/Under: 51

The favorite has covered the spread in 4 of the past 5 games between the two teams.

New Orleans has covered the spread in each of the past 5 games between the two teams.

Detroit enters this game with an overall record on the season of 4-9 straight up and against the spread, while New Orleans on the season has an overall record of 5-8 SU and 5-5 ATS.

On the road, the Lions are 1-4 SU and 2-3 ATS, while at home the Saints are 2-2 SU and 3-2 ATS.

Lean: With both teams out of the playoffs, it is hard to make a pick as the game might turn on what teams gives up first or what team just does not show up to play.

Because of that, the lean on the home team, as they will have more incentive to play well in front of their home crowd.

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