Detroit Lions Odds

Betting Guide, Schedule And Predictions

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After a beatdown of the Bears, the Lions remain alive for a potential playoff berth. At 8-8, Detroit is tied with Seattle and Green Bay for the final Wild Card position. But the Lions will need both a win over Green Bay, along with a Seahawks loss to the Rams in Week 18 to make the postseason. Below, you’ll find weekly previews, the latest Lions betting news, and the best odds across all US sportsbooks.

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Week 18 Preview: Packers vs. Lions Spread, Total & Moneyline

The Detroit Lions opened as +4.5 underdogs at the Packers in Week 18. The best number you can currently find on Detroit is .

The look-ahead line had Detroit at +3.5. But despite their impressive 41-10 victory over Chicago, the spread has ticked up a point to begin the week.

The total opened at 48.5 and currently sits at points. The Lions have gone over the total in six of their past eight games, while the Packers have gone over in five of their past seven.

The moneyline opened with the Lions as +185 underdogs, with the Packers -215 favorites.

Lions betting news

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Detroit Lions 2022-2023 schedule and betting odds

Week DateOpponentKickoff TimeOpening OddsClosing LineFinal Score
Week 1Sunday, Sept. 11at Philadelphia Eagles1 p.m. ET+4+6Eagles 38, Lions 35
Week 2Sunday, Sept. 18vs. Washington Commanders1 p.m. ET-1PickLions 36, Commanders 27
Week 3Sunday, Sept. 25at Minnesota Vikings1 p.m. ET+5+6.5Vikings 28, Lions 24
Week 4Sunday, Oct. 2vs. Seattle Seahawks1 p.m. ET-1-3.5Seahawks 48, Lions 45
Week 5Sunday, Oct. 9at New England Patriots1 p.m. ET+5+3Patriots 29, Lions 0
Week 6Sunday, Oct. 16BYEBYE
Week 7Sunday, Oct. 23at Dallas Cowboys1 p.m. ET+6.5+7Cowboys 24, Lions 6
Week 8Sunday, Oct. 30vs. Miami Dolphins1 p.m. ET+3+3.5Dolphins 31, Lions 27
Week 9Sunday, Nov. 6vs. Green Bay Packers1 p.m. ET+5+4Lions 15, Packers 9
Week 10Sunday, Nov. 13at Chicago Bears1 p.m. ET+1.5+3Lions 31, Bears 30
Week 11Sunday, Nov. 20at New York Giants1 p.m. ET+1.5+3Lions 31, Giants 18
Week 12Thursday, Nov. 24v.s Buffalo Bills12:30 p.m. ET+8+9.5Bills 28, Lions 25
Week 13Sunday, Dec. 4vs. Jacksonville Jaguars1 p.m. ET-2-1Lions 40, Jaguars 14
Week 14Sunday, Dec. 11vs. Minnesota Vikings1 p.m. ET+2-2.5Lions 34, Vikings 23
Week 15Sunday, Dec. 18at New York Jets1 p.m. ET+2.5+2Lions 20, Jets 17
Week 16Sunday, Dec. 25at Carolina Panthers1 p.m. ET+2.5-2Panthers 37, Lions 23
Week 17Sunday, Jan. 1vs. Chicago Bears1 p.m. ET-1.5
Week 18Saturday, Jan. 7 OR Sunday, Jan. 8at Green Bay PackersTBD+8

Lions 2022 offseason moves

Key signings: WR D.J. Chark, LB Jarrad Davis, CB Mike Hughes

Re-signings: WR Josh Reynolds

Trades: None

Key losses: LB Chris Board

Key draft picks: EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, WR Jameson Williams, EDGE Josh Paschal, LB Malcom Rodriguez, EDGE James Houston

How to bet on the Detroit Lions odds

Moneyline

The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:

  • Lions +140
  • Falcons -105

The Lions are considered underdogs in this matchup (indicated by +140), paying out $240 total for a $100 bet ($140 in winnings). The Falcons are the favorite in this matchup, requiring a $105 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.

Point spread

Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:

  • Lions +6.5 (-110)
  • Rams -6.5 (-110)

In this example, Detroit is an underdog by 6.5 points, indicated by “+6.5.” If the Lions keep the game within seven or win outright– say they lost 27-24– then the Lions (+6.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Rams manage to win by seven or more– say 31-17– then the Rams (-6.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.

Point total (over/under)

The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Lions’ Week 4 matchup with the New Orleans Saints had a projected point total of 51.5 points. Detroit came up just short, 35-29, resulting in 66 combined points. Those who bet over the point total that week would have cashed out.

The Lions fielded the worst scoring defense in the NFL (32.4 points allowed per game), which would have resulted in higher point totals. However, their ability to score on offense inhibited the numbers from getting too out of control (23.6 points per game was 20th). The two ended up balancing out to average point totals that were determinant on the opponent the Lions were playing. Typical point totals landed between 45 and 50 points in 2020.

In-play and live betting

Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Lions (-110) were favored against the Jets (+120) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Bills to win would win just $9.09.

However, say the Lions fell to a 14-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Jets, who may be a -120 favorite at halftime. Taking the Lions to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +110). Should a bettor take Detroit (+110) at halftime and the Lions pull off the comeback, winners would win $11 instead of $9.09 (plus the initial $10 bet).

This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Jets (+120) in that game, but Detroit jumps out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Detroit (-255) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.

Parlays and teasers

You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.

Futures

Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures.

Lions 2021 recap

Record: 3-13-1, Last in NFC North

Record ATS: 11-6

Over/under record: 7-10

Wins were scarce, but the 2021 Lions were competitive. They pushed good teams to the brink, forced overtimes, and covered spreads weekly. Dan Campbell– despite the skepticism– showed he can motivate a team and make them interesting. Players rose from nowhere, notably late-season star Amon-Ra St. Brown. Detroit’s roster had a major talent deficiency in the NFL, but they competed every game. Despite the poor record, the Lions appear to be heading in the right immediate direction.

Where can I bet on sports in Michigan?

Michigan sports betting was one of the first in the nation, and there many options to get a bet down on the Detroit Lions or any other NFL team. Here’s a list of legal sportsbook options in Michigan: