The National Football League is heading to Week 6, and it is time to take a look at the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, at this rate, the Detroit Lions Super Bowl odds are near impossible.
The Lions had a challenging start to the year and lost their first five games. Only four teams in NFL history made the Super Bowl after losing their first two games, so the football odds are not in their favor.
However, this does not mean that the Lions cannot offer some attractive betting opportunities. The Detroit Lions Super Bowl odds are unrealistic, but there could be some value in betting on some of their spreads this season. Read on for a detailed look at Lions betting opportunities, including team defense and star players.
Detroit Lions Offense
The Detroit Lions’ offense is a lot better than their record shows. While they are one of two winless teams, their offensive output puts them right around league average.
The Lions rank 16th in the league in passing yards and have amassed more than 1,300 passing yards, equating to more than 260 yards per game.
The Lions have their franchise quarterback in Jared Goff. He is just 26 years old and was the number one overall draft pick in 2016.
Goff ranks 13th in the league in passing yards. He has a QB rating of 91.0, throwing only three interceptions this season.
The running game is also in the middle of the pack. The Lions rank 19th in the league but are putting up more than 100 yards per game on the ground.
D’Andre Swift is one of the key Lions’ players to watch. The Lions selected Swift with the 35th overall pick in the 2020 draft. Thus far, Swift is living up to the hype as a young player.
In 2020, Swift scored ten total TDs as a rookie. While he has not broken out yet in the ground game, his receiving stats are impressive.
Out of the backfield, he has amassed 29 receptions for 252 yards. In the coming weeks, he should surpass his 2020 receiving totals.
Because of their ability to spread the ball to different targets in the passing game, the Lions have the potential to put up some big offensive numbers.
Detroit Lions Defense
Lions coach Dan Campbell is not seeing success on the defensive side of the ball. As a result, the Detroit Lions’ defense is allowing the 8th most points in the league.
In five games, the Lions have allowed 138 points. This amounts to nearly 28 points per game.
However, there is some room for optimism. In two of the past three games, the Lions held their opponents to less than 20 points.
The Lions are getting 3.5 points at home versus the Cincinnati Bengals next week. The Bengals are 3-2 and coming off of a tough loss last week against the Packers. Some NFL bettors may view this as an opportunity for the Lions to get their first win.
Detroit Lions Super Bowl Odds
The Detroit Lions are unlikely to make the playoffs at this point, but this does not mean you cannot capitalize off of the team and lay down some well-informed bets.
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