TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
#458 CAROLINA (+2′) over Detroit at 1 PM EST
Resting just one game out of first place in the NFC South, Carolina will approach this contest against Detroit with a sense of urgency. The Lions enter this NFC matchup on a sizzling 6-1 SU and 7-0 ATS run, but this will prove to be a tough spot for head coach Dan Campbell and his crew.
Off the home loss to the Steelers and with a pair of season-ending division road wars against the Buccaneers and Saints up next, this game becomes critical to the Panthers slim playoff hopes. Thankfully, at home checking in off an ATS loss, Carolina has been a solid investment notching a profitable 30-16-1 ATS record provided its opponent arrives off a SU and ATS victory. In this situation lined up against a non-division foe, the Panthers improve to a rewarding 18-7 SU and 18-6-1 ATS. Additionally, since 1993, NFL underdogs competing in their last regular season home game own a solid 50-31-2 ATS mark provided their opponent holds a team won/loss percentage of .500 or worse. If our “play on” side checks in off a SU and ATS loss, this situation tightens up to a spectacular 36-14-1 ATS.
Holding a 7-7 SU record through 14 games, this is not going to be a solid wagering spot for the Motor City Kitty’s. For starters, as a road favorite, the Lions have been quite tame lately inking a weak 18-25-1 SU and 13-29-2 ATS tally in their last 44 tries. In this setting tackling a foe that takes the field off a straight up loss, Detroit falls to a horrible 12-21 SU and 7-24-2 ATS including a feeble 6-18 SU and 3-19-2 ATS if they are priced short at -4 or less. Also, game 15 favorites that own a team won/loss percentage of .500 (7-7 SU) own a woeful 23-59-5 ATS record. If our “play against” side arrives off a non-division battle, this technical situation falls to a horrible 10-37-3 ATS including a nasty 3-24-2 ATS provided their opponent enters off a non-division war as well.
The Lions stop unit is ranked 31st in the NFL in total defense and scoring and laying points on the road with a Swiss cheese group like that can be hazardous to your wallet. Take Carolina. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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