When you’re scanning the NFL Week 4 odds board, you may wonder if you need reading glasses when you see the Detroit Lions spread. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The odds for Seahawks at Lions actually have Detroit listed as a favorite, and it’s the first time that has happened since 2020.
How many games in a row have the Lions been underdogs? Answers ahead.
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Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions Odds
It’s been exactly 674 days (26 games in total) since Detroit was listed as a favorite — good for the longest stretch in the Super Bowl era. It came against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11 of the 2020 season, and the Lions were -165 on the moneyline.
It didn’t end well for Detroit fans. Carolina pitched a shutout, 20-0. That was also in spite of the Lions closing -3 against the spread after opening at +1, so the betting market was on in support.
In that contest, Matthew Stafford, an aging Adrian Peterson, and Co. manufactured just 185 total yards, while yielding 258 passing yards and two scores to P.J. Walker. No, you’re not misreading that, either.
This time, Detroit is on the moneyline and in regards to the spread. Dan Campbell’s team was sitting as high as -6 earlier in the week.
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Detroit vs. Seattle Betting Analysis
Not only have the Lions climbed up TheLines’ NFL power rankings, finding themselves as high as No. 17 overall, but they’re 14-6 ATS as an underdog under Campbell as well. Nevertheless, the betting market doesn’t necessarily agree that they should be a sizable favorite over the Seahawks, as it’s bet them down over the course of the week.
For one, the list of injuries continue to mount, as running back D’Andre Swift and wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown are both dealing with ankle issues.
Although Detroit’s offensive line has asserted itself throughout the first three weeks, its defense is surrendering the seventh-highest Rushing EPA. Pete Carroll’s bunch has yet to establish a consistent ground game — even in the upset victory over the Broncos — but it’s an area to keep an eye on if Geno Smith & Co. aren’t forced into a negative game script.
If you bet it, best of luck handicapping the Detroit Lions spread in Week 4.
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