Free Lions Picks

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Detroit Lions Odds

There are many ways to beat your bookie. Betting against the Lions spread, over-under, moneyline, props, and more–we share it all.

Find Detroit Lions odds and consensus lines from the best sportsbooks in the United States. We use odds from sportsbooks like Circa Sports, Westgate Superbook, William Hill, BetMGM, Stations Casinos, and more.

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Are you new to betting the Lions?

If you're new to sports betting, here is a quick guide to help you bet the Lions.

How do I bet the Lions Spread?
Betting the Detroit Lions against the spread is easy! Let's imagine Detroit is a -6.5 home favorite tonight. The number, -6.5, means the Lions needs to win the game by a touchdown to win your bet. If their opponent who is a +6.5 road underdog either wins the game or loses by six points or fewer, your bet would lose.

How do I bet the Lions Over-Under?
Another popular bet to make is the Detroit Lions game total. Let's imagine the Lions are playing tonight and the total is 43.5 points. You can simply bet over 43.5 points or under 43.5 points. So if you think Detroit and their opponent will score a lot of points, you'd need 44 total points scored to win your bet. If you think the Lions will have a bad game, you'd need both teams to score 43 points or less.

How do I bet the Lions Moneyline?
Betting the Detroit Lions moneyline means you expect the Lions will win the game outright. Using the example above, if Detroit is a -6.5 point favorite, their moneyline odds would be -280 and their opponent would be +230.

This means you would have to bet $280 on Detroit to win $100. If you wanted to bet against the Lions, you would win $230 if you bet $100 on their opponent.

How do I bet Detroit Lions Props?
There are many types of prop bets, but here, we'll only focus on team props and player props.

How do I bet Detroit Lions Futures
Detroit futures bets are a fun way to make long-term bets. For example, before the season starts you can bet over or under Lions season win total or bet on the Detroit Lions to win the Super Bowl, conference title, or division.

The biggest drawback to betting futures is having your bankroll tied up for long periods of time, but the payouts can be significant.

How do I bet the Lions in-game

How do I read Lions betting lines?
Betting sports looks more complicated than it actually is. You will see odds listed like Lions -6.5 (-110). The -6.5 portion means Detroit is favored and needs to win by seven points to cover the spread so you can cash your ticket. The -110 portion is the cost of the wager. When it's negative, that means you need to bet $1.10 to win $1.00. If the number positive, like +110, it means for every $1.00 you bet, you win $1.10.

You may also see things like Detroit Lions 53.5 (-110). The 53.5 is a reference to the total. Choose if you think more or less than 53.5 points will be scored. Similar to the spread, you'll need to wager $1.10 to win $1.00. 

Sometimes the betting board will have moneyline odds like Lions -250. This is a straight bet to win the game. For this bet, you'll need to bet $2.50 to win $1.00.

What does Lions +150 mean?
This means if you bet $100 on Detroit and they win the game, you will win $150.

What does Lions -150 mean?
This means if you bet $150 on Detroit and they win the game, you will win $100.

How do Lions odds work?
Timing is everything in sports betting. Sportsbooks provide betting odds on games so bettors can make wagers on them. If Detroit played on Sunday, most sportsbooks will post odds for their next game on Monday.

Once the market opens, bookmakers start taking bets on the next Lions game. It's important to understand that bookmakers need to minimize their risk (also called exposure) on each game. The books will try to get a balanced amount of money on both the Lions and their opponent.

Let's imagine the Detroit Lions open as -4.5 favorites on Monday morning, but on Wednesday an important player like the quarterback is put on the injury list. Because of the injury news, the sportsbook may lower the odds to Lions -1.5.

Bettors who bet Detroit -4.5 early in the week are stuck with a bad "off-market" number. Likewise, bettors who bet the opponent +4.5 now have a good number. 

Learning how betting markets move and shift with news and information is what sets apart the professional gamblers from the average recreational bettor.

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