Detroit Lions Odds

Betting Guide, Schedule And Predictions

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The Lions once again covered and lost on Sunday at Minnesota. It’s a feat Detroit has seemingly perfected in the Dan Campbell era where they play competitive football but ultimately fall short of victory. Quarterback Jarred Goff failed to lead the Lions to victory on multiple fourth-quarter possessions as the Lions were shut out for the final 17 minutes. Detroit will look to get back to .500 by hosting the Seahawks in Week 4.

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Week 4 Preview: Seahawks at Lions Spread, Total & Moneyline

The Detroit Lions are hefty favorites hosting Geno Smith’s Seahawks. The Lions have covered in each of their first three games, but this is the first time they’ll have to cover a 6+ point spread. The over/under is set at , as the Lions have become a clear OVER team in the market.

Detroit opened as -260 favorites on the moneyline, with Seattle at +220. On the surface, it would be surprising to see Detroit go to full touchdown favorites. But as market darlings, and with no one lining up to bet Seattle, this number could settle at -7.

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Detroit Lions 2022 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
Week 5Sunday, Oct. 9at New England Patriots1 p.m. ET+5
Week 6Sunday, Oct. 16BYEBYE
Week 7Sunday, Oct. 23at Dallas Cowboys1 p.m. ET+6.5
Week 8Sunday, Oct. 30vs. Miami Dolphins1 p.m. ET+3
Week 9Sunday, Nov. 6vs. Green Bay Packers1 p.m. ET+5
Week 10Sunday, Nov. 13at Chicago Bears1 p.m. ET+1.5
Week 11Sunday, Nov. 20at New York Giants1 p.m. ET+1.5
Week 12Thursday, Nov. 24v.s Buffalo Bills12:30 p.m. ET+8
Week 13Sunday, Dec. 4vs. Jacksonville Jaguars1 p.m. ET-2
Week 14Sunday, Dec. 11vs. Minnesota Vikings1 p.m. ET+2
Week 15Sunday, Dec. 18at New York Jets1 p.m. ET+2.5
Week 16Sunday, Dec. 25at Carolina Panthers1 p.m. ET+2.5
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


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 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: