Long Odds: Lions Favored In Just Three Games In 2020


With a healthy Matthew Stafford, a strong draft class and a better defense -- it can't get any worse -- the Lions might surprise some teams next season. They'd certainly surprise Vegas, which predicts the same old doldrums for Detroit. 

The Lions are favored in just three games in 2020, according to BetOnline.ag. They're underdogs in 12, with the other being a pick'em. 

So, those three games?

At the Jaguars, home against the Texans, home against the Redskins. Detroit's favored by 1 over Jacksonville and Houston, and by 5.5 over Washington. The pick'em is home against the Bears. 

Otherwise, the Lions are dogs on the road against the Cardinals, Falcons, Panthers, Bears, Titans, Vikings and Packers, and dogs at home vs. the Colts, Saints, Bucs, Vikings and Packers. 

The full list is below:

Lions +3 @ Arizona CardinalsLions +4½ @ Atlanta FalconsLions +1 @ Carolina PanthersLions +5 @ Chicago BearsLions +7 @ Green Bay PackersLions -1 @ Jacksonville JaguarsLions +7 @ Minnesota VikingsLions +6 @ Tennessee TitansChicago Bears @ Lions pkGreen Bay Packers @ Lions +2Houston Texans @ Lions -1Indianapolis Colts @ Lions +1½Minnesota Vikings @ Lions +2New Orleans Saints @ Lions +5½Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Lions +2½Washington Redskins @ Lions -5½

Hey, it could be worse. The Redskins are favored to win two games, the Giants, Bengals and Panthers are favored to win one, and the Jaguars are dogs in all 16 games.

As for the rest of the NFC North, the Bears are favored in seven games, and the Packers and Vikings are favored in nine.