The Detroit Lions opened as 3-point underdogs to the New Orleans Saints, a seemingly fair line for a 3-2 team on the road against a 2-2 team.
But since the game has opened, the line has shifted drastically. The general consensus has the Saints now favored by 4.5 points, but some have that line as high as 5.5. A shift in a betting line like that is usually a sign that a majority of early bettors are placing money on one side. In other words, when the Lions were just 3-point underdogs, a huge majority of gamblers were taking the Saints.
With the line now as high as 5.5, will there be further movement late in the week? ESPN’s Mike Sando asked a few NFL insiders (ESPN Insider required) who they would pick in this Week 6 matchup with the 5.5 line and two of them still went with the Saints.


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