The Turkey picks
Tennessee @ Detroit
It doesn't seem fair, does it? 0-11 plays 1-10. Not to mention the fact that Tennessee will be frothing at the mouth for a win after losing for the first time in 2008 to the bizzaro Jets (seriously, do you see them getting far in the playoffs, really?). Poor Detroit could be in line for a serious backlash.
The line is reasonably elongated, standing currently at Tennessee -11 however there might be more value to be had in the 'over', which is currently only 43.5. Detroit have scored points against good teams, their problem is they simply can't stop the opposition scoring. Take last week for example. Detroit raced to a 17-0 lead over Tampa only to fall 38-20. Tennessee aren't a wildly flashy team and would be happy to grind out a win here, meaning they could win 27-20, for example, and not cover the 11 point spread. Take 28-19 for another example. Or even 27-17. Either way, Tennessee don't cover but the over is beaten.
One final note, the 'over' is 8-3 in the Lions games in '08.
Prediction: Take the over at 43.5 and enjoy the turkey (and I don't mean Daunte Culpepper)
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