Giants vs. Lions Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions

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  • We cover every actionable angle of the New York Giants at Detroit Lions.
  • Find betting odds, our experts' picks, projections and more below.

Giants at Lions Odds, Picks & Predictions

  • Odds: Lions -6.5
  • Over/Under: 49.5
  • Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: FOX

Odds as of Sunday morning and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).


Our analysts and experts break down the most important angles of this game.

Here’s an excerpt, but you can read the full story here.

With Kerryon Johnson out, the Lions will go to an even heavier pass-based offense, especially against a Giants secondary that’s been abused all season.

New York is allowing 8.3 yards per pass, which ranks 29th in the NFL, and 27th in Football Outsiders’ pass defense DVOA (compared to middle of the pack against the run). And it’s not like the Lions were running it well even with Johnson, averaging only 3.8 yards per carry as a team.

And the Lions have the weapons on the outside to exploit a vulnerable trio of corners who have been as bad as any in the league.

See our full betting breakdown for Giants-Lions.

Our Experts’ Favorite Week 8 Picks

Our staff breaks down how they’re betting 1 and 4 p.m. ET games. See their picks.

Sean Koerner’s Projected Giants-Lions Odds

Sean Koerner uses his NFL Power Ratings to project a spread and total for every game. See whether he thinks either are worth a bet in this matchup.

Pick ‘Em Confidence Rating

Sean Koerner ranks every straight-up and against-the-spread pick for pools in his Pick ‘Em Confidence Ratings. You can even create custom ATS ratings based on the specific spreads your league is using.

See where the Giants and Lions rank.

Survivor Pool Recommendations

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Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings

Our trio of experts are obsessively updating their fantasy football rankings so you can set your lineups with confidence. Here’s how they rank QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs and Flex players for PPR, standard and half PPR leagues.