In last year's opening spreads, Vegas picked against the Lions in every game. This year, Vegas is picking against them ... in all but one. Progress, folks.
In the opening spreads for the 2022 season at BetOnline.ag, the Lions are underdogs in 14 of their first 15 games. Spreads aren't yet set for the final two weeks of the schedule.
The Lions open the season as four-point dogs at home against the Eagles. They're also nine-point home dogs on Thanksgiving against the Bills and eight-point home dogs against the Packers in Week 9. Their most lopsided spreads are at the Patriots (-9.5) in Week 5 and at the Cowboys (-10.5) in Week 7.
The one time the Lions are favorites?
Week 13 at home against the Jaguars (+2.5).
But buyer beware. The Lions went 10-7 against the spread last season, including one of the biggest upsets of the year in Week 15 when they shocked the Cardinals, who had opened as 13.5-point favorites.
The week by week spreads for the Lions this season are below:
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions (+4)
Washington Commanders at Detroit Lions (+1.5)
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (-9)
Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions (+1.5)
Detroit Lions at New England Patriots (-9.5)
Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys (-10.5)
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions (+4)
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (+8)
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (-2)
Detroit Lions at New York Giants (-2.5)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions (-2.5)
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (+5.5)
Detroit Lions at New York Jets (-3)
Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers (-3)