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Detroit Lions 2018 NFL Win/Loss Odds Prediction

Written by on July 13, 2018

Despite pulling off their second consecutive winning season in 2017 and third in the last four years overall, the Detroit Lions decided to part ways with former head coach Jim Caldwell in favor of former New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. Now, the Lions will be looking to take another step forward in their evolution, but it remains to be seen just what lies ahead for strong-armed quarterback Matthew Stafford and a Lions team that has been pretty good, if not necessarily great, in recent seasons. If you’re looking to make a potentially, bankroll-boosting bet on Detroit’s regular season win total odds, then you’re going to be able to maximize your chances of doing just that because of the expert betting analysis and predictions that you’re about to get. Now, let’s find out what lies ahead for the Lions this coming season.

Detroit Lions 2018 NFL Win/Loss Odds Prediction

Week 1: Monday, Sept. 10, vs. New York Jets, 7:10 p.m. ET

The Lions will kick off the Matt Patricia era with a Monday Night Football matchup – and a win – against a Jets team Detroit’s new head coach knows extremely well. Win. 1-0.

Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 PM ET

The Niners are expected to take a big step forward in 2018 because of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and some other nice additions they made this offseason like veteran cornerback Richard Sherman. Loss. 1-1.

Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 PM ET

Matt Patricia may have worked for the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick but it won’t help him beat his former boss or employer. Loss. 1-2.

Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, at Dallas Cowboys, 1 PM ET

I’m not expecting a whole bunch of elite play out of the Cowboys in 2018, but they are the pick to hold it down at home against a Lions team that should be better later in the regular season as opposed to early on. Loss. 1-3.

Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 PM ET

Packers superstar-signal-caller Aaron Rodgers might be the best in the business, but I’m predicting a regular season split against the Lions in 2018, so I say go with Detroit at home in this Week 5 NFC North divisional battle. Win. 2-3.

Week 6: Bye

The team will have some rest.

Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, at Miami Dolphins, 1 PM ET

Ryan Tannehill is completely and playmakers Jarvis Landry, Jay Ajayi and Ndamukong Suh are now all gone. Matt Patricia knows just what to do against the Dolphins to get the road win in this one! Win. 3-3.

Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m. ET

The Seahawks will have a different look to them moving forward without guys like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett, but I expect Russell Wilson to be the best player on the field in this contest and for Pete Carroll to out-coach Patricia as well. Loss. 3-4.

Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET

The Lions won’t beat their division rivals in Minnesota – and they could get swept by the clearly superior Super Bowl hopefuls with Kirk Cousins leading their offense. Loss. 3-5. Are the Detroit Lions a safe bet for the 2018 NFL season?

Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 11, at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET

The Bears will be better than they were a year ago under new head coach Matt Nagy and I can easily see a regular season split between Chicago and Detroit with the home team winning each time. Loss. 3-6.

Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET

The Lions may be playing at home in this Week 11 matchup, but the Carolina Panthers are the only real Super Bowl contender in this Week 12 affair. Loss. 3-7.

Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 22, vs. Chicago Bears, 12:30 PM ET

The Lions have won five straight at home against Chicago and will win this Week 12 divisional rematch against Chicago as part of the regular season split I just mentioned. Win. 4-7.

Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. ET

It doesn’t matter where these two teams play. The rams are clearly the better team in all three phases and will bag the road win in this late-season matchup to gain some momentum prior to the playoffs. Loss. 4-8.

Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9 at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET

This one looks like a virtual toss-up, but I’m going with Detroit for the road win seeing as how Matthew Stafford will be the best quarterback on the field in this one and both teams have first-time head coaches. Win. 5-8.

Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET

The Bills will be playing at home in cold weather the Lions aren’t used to, but I like Detroit to get another big road win in consecutive weeks as Stafford outplays whoever starts at quarterback for Buffalo in this Inter-Conference clash! Win. 6-8.

Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET

Minnesota is the better team in all three phases and they’ll be playing some of their best football of the season in this one as they start making preparations for the playoffs. Loss. 6-9.

Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET

The Lions may have won two of their last three road dates against the Packers, but I don’t see them getting the win in this regular season finale unless Green Bay has a spot in the playoffs already wrapped up – which they won’t. Aaron Rodgers and company hold it down at home in this one! Loss. 6-10. The Lions have what appears to be a modest win total figure in 2018, but I don’t see them topping it as they struggle under first-time head coach Matt Patricia. I’ll admit that I believe it;’s going to be close, but I just don’t see eight victories for Detroit this coming season. Play the Under 7 wins.
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