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Lions Raiders Betting Tips – Lions Get Rolling On The Road

Posted by Tony Bryant on 8/21/2012 6:52:40 PM

Detroit Lions @ Oakland Raiders – Saturday August 25, 2012 7:00PM EST

The Oakland Raiders are slowly starting to show progress in the 2012 preseason. It is not the kind of progress the team wanted to show, but at least it looks like the offense will be able to play together as a unit. The football betting world watched last season as quarterback troubles forced the Raiders to put quarterback Carson Palmer in a game after only being with the team three days. Now that Palmer has had an entire summer and half of a training camp to get used to the offense, things are looking up. The combination of running back Darren McFadden and Palmer should be a good one for the Oakland offense.

The Detroit Lions do not looked concerned on the sidelines no matter what the score is for any of its preseason games. The sports betting world has always been confused with the Lions' ability to be well-coached but still undisciplined. The team is expected to gain maturity every season, but each success that the team has makes it look like a group of little kids on Christmas morning. The regular season should calm the Lions down, but that is not for weeks.

Why the Raiders Will Win

Even though the Raiders lost its week two preseason game, it still showed a lot of improvement over week one. The only area that seems weak is the defensive secondary. It does not look like the Raiders have yet recovered from the loss of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in free agency two years ago. The rest of the team looks like it is eager to learn a new system and give winning a try. Since the first-string players will be in for much of this game, you can expect a close game between these two teams.

Why the Lions Will Win

The betting experts have noticed that the Detroit Lions are feeling good about themselves without getting too cocky. When the first-team units are out there, they play hard. Ndamukong Suh has been dominating on the defensive line while Calvin Johnson has been running past defenses just like he did last season. This will be a good game to gauge how far the Lions have come from last year's playoff disappointment. As long as Detroit can keep that confidence from distracting from the performance on the field, then this Lions team will be dangerous. It looks like a team of young players that love to play football. Unfortunately for the rest of the league, this young team is also extremely talented.

The Bottom Line

The Raiders will keep this game close and show even more improvement in this game as the preseason wears on. But the Detroit Lions are simply more talented than the Raiders, and that will be the difference in who wins this game. The Raiders may run the ball a lot in this game to give the offensive line a chance to practice run blocking in real game situations. But when this one is over, there will be only one winner and it will be the Lions.

Pick: Detroit Lions


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