Detroit Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell did not draw up the season starting this way. In Week 5, the Lions fell to a disappointing 0-5 record. While this does not bode well for the Lions’ playoff chances, there are still opportunities to seize for sports betting enthusiasts.
The Lions are a rebuilding team with a new quarterback in his first season with the offense. Therefore, immediate results in the win column were an unlikely expectation.
Read on to learn about the Lions’ odds in Week 6. Explore the Detroit Lions’ performance in the first five weeks and what to expect next.
Detroit Lions’ Odds: Week 6 Analysis
In the NFL, the old saying goes, “any given Sunday.” Unfortunately, the Detroit Lions are winless, but they have a chance to change that next weekend.
The Lions are at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are currently 3-2 and in the playoff hunt in the AFC. The Bengals are 1-1 on the road.
The Bengals’ stout defense has been the primary force behind their victories so far. Their offense has not scored 28 points or more the entire season, but they’ve only scored below 24 points once.
According to the live NFL betting odds, the Lions are 3.5 point underdogs despite playing at home. Even though they’re winless, the Lions have played tough all year and competed in some close games. If a few plays had gone differently, they could easily be 3-2 instead of 0-5.
Detroit Lions Team Analysis
Now that you have a good grasp of their opponent, it is time to dive into the Lions’ analysis. First, there are some things to like about the Lions’ offense and defense.
For starters, the Lions have a quarterback with enormous potential. Jared Goff has already led his former team to the Super Bowl and has the respect of Detroit’s locker room. Goff is currently ranked 13th in the NFL for passing yards.
The Lions have a dual-threat running attack as well. Jamaal Williams and D’Andre Swift have combined to rush for over 400 yards.
D’Andre Swift is most impactful in the passing game. He is the Lions’ leading receiver with 29 receptions and over 250 yards.
The defense is facing some challenges this season. Only one player, Charles Harris, has more than two sacks. Without a dependable pass rush, the team is allowing the 8th most points in the league.
Can the Lions Win in Week 6?
As we move into Week 6, it is clear that the Lions are struggling. They have a running back as their leading receiver and are not showing the potential for big plays.
Also, there is a lack of pass rush production resulting in a large number of points allowed. That said, the rebuilding Lions do have some bright spots, like Jared Goff and D’Andre Swift. If you want to check out the latest Lions’ odds, check out BetMGM’s Michigan sports betting page.
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