Detroit Lions To Go Winless Now +800, Win Total Lowest Mark Of Season
Wesley Hitt/Getty Images. Pictured: Jared Goff No. 16 of the Detroit Lions and teammates
The Detroit Lions have been one of the most unlucky teams in the NFL so far this season.
Despite their 0-7 record, they could very well be 2-5 or better.
One game saw them lose on a last-second, 66-yard field goal against the Baltimore Ravens.
Another saw them lose on a 54-yard field goal against the Minnesota Vikings.
They had been leading in both games with just seconds remaining.
The Lions also been feisty against good teams like the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers.
They were leading the Rams 19-17 as late as the fourth quarter and were up on the Packers at halftime.
Still, the Lions now have the best odds to finish with the worst record in the NFL.
They also have their season-low win total and have +800 odds to go 0-17.
Their odds to finish with the NFL’s worst record is +100. Those odds were at +400 before the season began, behind the Houston Texans at +250.
The Lions’ win total is also at 2.5 (+135). That mark is down from their total of five wins (over -120, under +100) prior to the start of the season.
Detroit certainly have some winnable games left. They host the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday and are only 2.5-point underdogs, their lowest mark so far.
Their other most winnable games are against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field and at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16.
Beyond that, they could potentially steal victories hosting the Vikings in December, at the Denver Broncos in Week 14, or on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17.
If you were a preseason under five wins bettor, the middle on the Lions to win more than 2.5 games might be worthwhile.
If the Lions win three or four of those aforementioned games — or steal a win against a mediocre team like the Pittsburgh Steelers, who Detroit travels to in Week 10 — you’d win more than two times your original stake.
You’d double up on both futures.
The Texans — one of the Lions’ only competitors for the race for the No. 1 overall pick — have a much easier road ahead of them.
They play at the Miami Dolphins in Week 9 and also host the New York Jets in late November.
They also play one more game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and could pull off an upset against a team like the Indianapolis Colts or Seattle Seahawks — without Russell Wilson — too.
The New York Jets also only have one win and rookie quarterback Zach Wilson just went down with an injury.
The Jets, too, still have a much easier schedule ahead of them.
New York play the Jaguars, the Dolphins twice and the Texans. And, of course, the Jets already have a win under their belt.