How To Bet On Detroit Lions

Oh how the not so mighty have fallen even further. The Detroit Lions just wrapped up a discouraging seven win season and missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. This came one season after they rattled off 11 wins and got bounced in the NFC wild card game. To say things aren’t looking good for them on the betting front moving forward would be a gross understatement. There is almost nothing about the Lions’ roster that stands out anymore. Not even their offense. [+]

Running back, Joique Bell is gone, superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson recently retired and the front office hasn’t added anyone of note to help improve this ebbing attack.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford suddenly isn’t young anymore, either. He is 28, entering his eighth season and surrounded by a bone thin supporting cast. It will be mighty tough for him to build off his career high completion percentage and personal low intereception count from last season with the team that’s around him now.

To you, then, the Lions should be nothing.

Test them on single game plays at the sportsbooks, but don’t even think about viewing them as reliable favorites or NFC and Super Bowl contenders.

Best Detroit Lions Betting Lines

These are the best betting lines around for the Detroit Lions’ next game. Rather than having you spend time looking elsewhere, we’ve brought the most favorable odds to you. [+]

Just make sure you’re returning to this page before you place your bet, even if you’ve already checked out the numbers. NFL lines are always liable to change since they’re published so far in advance, and it’s important that you have the most up to date odds in front of you so that you can make the best, most informed possible wager.

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Detroit Lions Regular Season Schedule

This is the entirety of the Detroit Lions’ regular season schedule. You will learn to love this page if you’re a fan of preparing for bets in advance. [+]

To start, keep tabs on the past scores and outcomes of Lions games. This helps you ask a ton of questions, the answers to which will later shape your bet on or against the Lions depending on their type of opponent.

Are they covering the spread at home? How do they fare against it on the road? Have they revealed themselves to be strong over investments? Which types of teams do they struggle or succeed against most, top tier offenses or league lording defenses? What is their record against division rivals? Do they cover the spread against above .500 teams? How about when they’re playing squads with a losing records.

Cover all your bases. Ask all these questions, and more. You won’t regret the information you glean by uncovering the answers.

From there, you can take the results you’ve concocted and apply them to a future game. You won’t have the lines for matchups that are weeks in advance, but you can still compare and contrast the play styles, roster, record or any recent winning or losing streaks. That will be a enough for you to formulate a betting preference for when the lines are officially released.

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Competitions Away Score Home Money Line
August 2016 (3)
Fri 12 Detroit Lions 30 - 17 Steelers +172 -169 Odds
Thu 18 Bengals 30 - 14 Detroit Lions -102 -118 Odds
Sat 27 Detroit Lions 9 - 30 Baltimore Ravens +120 -141 Odds
September 2016 (4)
Thu 1 Buffalo Bills 0 - 31 Detroit Lions +155 -175 Odds
Sun 11 Detroit Lions 39 - 35 Colts +130 -139 Odds
Sun 18 Tennessee Titans 16 - 15 Detroit Lions +230 -250 Odds
Sun 25 Detroit Lions 27 - 34 Packers +230 -256 Odds
October 2016 (5)
Sun 2 Detroit Lions 14 - 17 Chicago Bears -182 +165 Odds
Sun 9 Eagles 23 - 24 Detroit Lions -182 +165 Odds
Sun 16 Los Angeles Rams 28 - 31 Detroit Lions +130 -145 Odds
Sun 23 Redskins 17 - 20 Detroit Lions -115 -101 Odds
Sun 30 Detroit Lions 13 - 20 Houston Texans
November 2016 (3)
Sun 6 Detroit Lions 22 - 16 Vikings +200 -196 Odds
Sun 20 Jaguars 19 - 26 Detroit Lions +200 -233 Odds
Thu 24 Vikings 13 - 16 Detroit Lions +113 -128 Odds
December 2016 (4)
Sun 4 Detroit Lions 28 - 13 Saints +250 -256 Odds
Sun 11 Chicago Bears 17 - 20 Detroit Lions +290 -333 Odds
Sun 18 Detroit Lions 6 - 17 New York Giants +175 -200 Odds
Mon 26 Detroit Lions 21 - 42 Dallas Cowboys +245 -250 Odds
January 2017 (2)
Sun 1 Packers 31 - 24 Detroit Lions -196 +180 Odds
Sat 7 Detroit Lions 6 - 26 Seattle Seahawks +360 -385 Odds

What Are The Detroit Lions Standings

Take a look at the Detroit Lions’ place in the standings. Midseason futures bettors need to make this a part of their gambling research routine. [+]

Should you find that the Lions are hanging with the best teams in their division—the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings—such future odds are suddenly in play. If for some reason the Lions’ record is also stacking up aganst known commodities like the Seattle Seahawks or Carolina Panthers, that’ll be all you need to budget more research on Detorit’s NFC and Super Bowl odds.

The Lions, of course, won’t be reaching this level for quite a while. Last season’s implosion coupled with the inevitable hardships of their 2016 campaign all but guarantee they won’t be a part of this conversation.

Sill, you’ll know for certain by looking the Lions’ spot in the standings.

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# team P W L + - %
1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 14 2 441 250 0.875
2 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 13 3 421 306 0.813
3 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 12 4 389 311 0.750
4 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 12 4 416 385 0.750
5 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 11 5 540 406 0.688
6 New York Giants New York Giants 16 11 5 310 284 0.688
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 11 5 399 327 0.688
8 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 10 6 432 388 0.625
9 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 10 6 363 380 0.625
10 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 10 5 354 292 0.625
11 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 9 7 333 297 0.563
12 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 9 7 346 358 0.563
13 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 9 7 279 328 0.563
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 9 7 354 369 0.563
15 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 381 378 0.563
16 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 8 8 343 321 0.500
17 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 8 8 411 392 0.500
18 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 8 8 327 307 0.500
19 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 8 7 396 383 0.500
20 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 7 8 418 362 0.438
21 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 7 9 399 378 0.438
22 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 7 9 469 454 0.438
23 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 7 9 367 331 0.438
24 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 6 10 369 402 0.375
25 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 6 9 325 315 0.375
26 New York Jets New York Jets 16 5 11 275 409 0.313
27 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 16 5 11 410 423 0.313
28 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 4 12 224 394 0.250
29 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 3 13 279 399 0.188
30 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 3 13 318 400 0.188
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 2 14 309 480 0.125
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 1 15 264 452 0.063

How To Win Detroit Lions Bets

Work the over on Detroit Lions games. This cannot be overstated enough. 

Detroit’s defense is going to be bad, just like it was last year. The Lions ranked 23rd in points allowed per game and didn’t add anyone over the offseason who can help them reinvent their play style on that side of the ball.

Chances are, then, the Lions will be just as bad, if not worse, on the less glamorous end of the ball. That automaticlaly drums up their over appeal. Their offense takes care of the rest.

Yes, the Lions lost Calvin Johnson and haven’t even come remotely close to replacing him. But Matthew Stafford is nothing if not a passing cannon. The Lions will give him the green light to let ‘er rip, and the influx of big time gains from such high usage, even if they’re rare, should help the Lions put up enough points to justify their over potential.

Though most futures on the Detroit Lions’ upcoming football nuptials should be painted as taboo, the win total game is a different story.

Detroit replaced him with Marvin Jones from the Cincinnati Bengals, but even with Johnson struggling over the last two seasons, that’s not enough to help the team re-establish itself as a top-10 offensive threat.

Realistically, the Lions can, and should, end up ranking in the bottom 10 of both points scored and points allowed per game. They flirted with the idea last season as it was; they ranked 18th in points scored and 23rd in points allowed. It shouldn’t get any better for them now—especially when you consider their collective question marks, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, in the backfield, behind Matthew Stafford.

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