Best Lions Betting Lines 2023
Before the start of last season, the Detroit Lions traded longtime franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams, who then went on to win Super Bowl 56.
That essentially sums up this franchise, which has a propensity for pain and suffering.
After finishing with the second-worst record in the league last season, the Lions will try to rebuild through the draft. They’ve got ample picks to do so, starting with the No. 2 overall selection, and others from Los Angeles in addition to their own.
Lions Futures Betting Odds
Note: These Lions futures bet odds are current as of Friday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. ET and courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. Be careful, as many of these NFL futures odds might shift as we get closer to the 2022 NFL season.
- Win Total: Over 6.5 (-125) / Under 6.5 (+105)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (+410) / No (-600)
- Win NFC North (+950)
- Win NFC Championship (+5500)
- Win Super Bowl 57 (+10000)
Lions Super Bowl 57 Odds
Lions To Win Super Bowl (+10000)
The Lions have a solid starter in Jared Goff, but as of right now, they don’t have the talent at the position required to win a Super Bowl in today’s NFL.
Lions NFC Championship Odds
Lions To Win NFC Championship (+5500)
This Lions roster has improved on both sides of the ball since we saw them last. The addition of Aidan Hutchinson will help defensively, but the secondary still needs improvement. Overall, this team is heading in the right direction, but it’s far too early to pencil them into a spot in the Super Bowl.
Lions NFC North Winner Odds
Lions To Win NFC North Championship (+950)
The Lions haven’t won the division since 1993, which is wild considering the talented offenses they had with Stafford and Hall of Fame wideout Calvin Johnson. Don’t waste your money on them to win this year, either. The Packers and Vikings are much better bets to win the North.
Lions Make Playoffs Odds
Lions To Miss Playoffs (-600)
Even an expanded postseason field won’t help the Lions, who just don’t have enough on offense to compete. Amon-Ra St. Brown was a breakout fantasy star last season and D.J. Chark looks like a nice addition, but Detroit needs more to support Goff.
This juice isn’t worth the squeeze, though.
Lions Win Total Bets 2023
Lions: UNDER 6.5 Wins (+105)
The Lions have won six or fewer games in each of the last four seasons, and most of those were with Stafford under center. Even five wins would be an improvement from their 3-13-1 mark in 2021.
With Jared Goff likely to take the majority of the snaps, Detroit will be in for another long season.
Lions Prop Bets 2023
Aidan Hutchinson to Win Defensive Rookie of the Year (+420) at FanDuel Sportsbook
The No. 2 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft appears poised for a stellar rookie season. Unsurprisingly, he’ll enter the campaign as the odds-on favorite to win this award, with quite a bit of distance between him and fellow rookies Kayvon Thibodeaux (+750) and Kyle Hamilton (+1000).
Hutchinson has earned rave reviews in training camp, and he’s looked the part of a premier pocket disruptor in preseason play. He’s bound to improve as the season continues as well, so now is a good time to get in on this price.
How to Bet Lions Moneylines
A moneyline wager is the easiest bet you can make on an NFL game. All you have to do is pick which team you think will win the game. If they’re successful, you’ll win your bet.
Moneylines vary week-to-week depending upon matchups. A simple way to tell whether a given team is a favorite or an underdog in the matchup is by looking at the symbol next to their odds. A plus symbol (+150) indicates an underdog, while a minus symbol (-150) corresponds with the favorite.
As an example, let’s say that the Lions are hosting the Bears. Detroit is a slight favorite in this game, giving them (-130 odds) to win the game. A $13 bet on the Lions would win you $10. However, against the Vikings, they may be a (+130) underdog. This means you’d need to bet $10 to win $13.
- 2021 Lions Moneyline Record: 3-13-1
How to Bet Lions Spreads
Spread betting might seem more complicated than moneylines at first, but in reality, it’s just as easy to understand. In short, each team in a given matchup will be assessed a number. This number indicates how many points that team is expected to win (or lose) by.
Following the same example as before, let’s say that Detroit is a 3-point favorite against the Bears. On a betting site, that would look something like this: Bears +3 (-110) vs Lions -3 (-110).
In this example, the Lions would need to win by at least four points to cover the spread. If they win by less than three points (or lose the game), you’d lose your bet. If they win by exactly three points, it would result in a push, and you would get back the amount wagered.
- 2021 Lions Against the Spread Record: 11-6-0
How to Bet Lions Over/Unders
Totals are another common market that’s easy to understand. Here, betting sites will determine how many points they expect will be scored in a game. From there, it’s up to you to choose whether the actual total will be higher (Over) or lower (Under) than the projected total.
In the Lions vs Bears game, let’s say the total is set at 42.5 points. If you believe that 43+ points will be scored, you’d bet on the Over. Otherwise, you’d choose the Under.
- 2021 Lions Over/Under Record: 7-10-0