After the New York Giants fell to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-21, Sunday and dropped to 2-5 on the season, it should not be a surprise that they are predicted to be underdogs when they travel to Detroit to take on the Lions Sunday.
The Giants, per DraftKings Nation, are seven-point underdogs against the 2-3-1 Lions.
New York was a 3-point favorite heading into the matchup against Arizona. Now, after losing their third straight game, the Giants are still predicted to come up a touchdown short against the worst team in the NFC North.
The closest spread heading into Week 8 is the Green Bay Packers at 3-point underdogs against the Kansas City Chiefs. Other tight spreads include the Los Angeles Chargers at the Chicago Bears (-4.5) and the Denver Broncos at the Indianapolis Colts (-6.5). The largest spread heading into the week is the Minnesota Vikings predicted to be 16-point favorites over the Washington Redskins.
The Lions suffered a 42-30 loss to the Vikings Sunday. Detroit is averaging 24.8 points per game, which is ranked 13th in the league. Their 380.3 yards is ninth, 277.2 passing yards is sixth and 103.2 rushing yards is 18th. The Giants rank worse in almost all categories with an average of 18.9 points per game, 328.6 total yards, 223 passing yards and 105.6 rushing yards, which places them at 17th in the league.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has 136 completions in 218 attempts for 1,751 yards and 13 touchdowns, with three interceptions. Wide receiver Marvin Jones leads the team with 30 receptions for 387 yards and five touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, defensive back Tracy Walker has recorded 50 tackles, including 43 solo, on the season.
Both teams will be looking for their third win of the season on Sunday at Ford Field