The NFL season is still a few months away, but now is a great time to begin prep for 2021.
The NFL schedule is released, 2021 odds for Super Bowl winners and division winners are now up for bettors, and training camp is right around the corner.
Today we’ll take a look at the Detroit Lions schedule, NFL odds, and more for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
NFL Betting – Detroit Lions Calendar Odds & Analysis For the 2021-22 Season
Detroit Lions: 2020 Season Recap
The Detroit Lions were one of the NFL’s worst teams in 2020, finishing at 5-11. What sticks out ahead of 2021 is the new regime in place for the Lions.
Detroit fired Matt Patricia, hiring Dan Campbell in his stead.
The Lions also shipped out longtime franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for multiple first-round picks and QB Jared Goff.
Detroit Lions: Odds for 2021
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Detroit has the second-worst odds in the entire NFL to win the Super Bowl, at +12500.
The Lions have the worst odds in the NFC to make it to the Super Bowl, with current odds listed at +5000.
Detroit is also heavy underdogs to win the NFC North, last in the division at +1600 odds.
Detroit Lions: 2021 Schedule
The Lions will face an NFC North that has more questions than answers, which may help Detroit tack on a few wins. Green Bay leads the division, but there’s a real chance Aaron Rodgers never plays for the Packers again.
Minnesota may be the team to beat, with a loaded offense and improving defense. Chicago has a rookie quarterback in Justin Fields that is a bit of an unknown. If Fields steps up, Detroit is going to struggle to take down the Bears.
Elsewhere, the Lions draw a tough slate with the entire NFC West. Widely accepted to be the best division in football, it’s likely four losses for Detroit against the Seahawks, Rams, 49ers, and Cardinals.
The AFC North is also on the schedule, which had three playoff teams a year ago.
The teams on Detroit’s schedule:
- Green Bay Packers(x2)
- Minnesota Vikings (x2)
- Chicago Bears (x2)
- Seattle Seahawks
- Los Angeles Rams
- Arizona Cardinals
- San Francisco 49ers
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Baltimore Ravens
- Cleveland Browns
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Atlanta Falcons
- Denver Broncos
2021 Season Prediction
2021 looks to be another tough season for the Lions. Detroit did grab offensive tackle Penei Sewell in the first round, who many consider the top linemen from the draft. Potentially a cornerstone piece, a better offensive line would go a long way.
This team needs Jared Goff to show he’s the quarterback of the future, but that feels unlikely. This offense is barren of weapons, and the defense is not good. Stay away from betting on Detroit futures this season, as they’re more likely to have the top pick than a playoff spot.
Sportsbooks have put Detroit’s win total for the year at just five wins. While low, betting the under would be the preferred choice here.
NFL Detroit Lions Calendar Analysis In 2020
A big part of being a fan of any team in the NFL is believing that your team has a shot at winning the Super Bowl every single season. The harsh reality, though, is that there are some teams who are a long way off from being close to competing for a playoff spot, never mind winning a championship. One of those teams is the Detroit Lions, who are in the early stages of a rebuild that has them well off the pace of the top teams in the NFL. This is a team that is coming off a 3-win season in 2019, and who have a returning QB in Matt Stafford, who is coming back after a broken back sustained earlier in the previous season. All signs would appear to point to another year of struggle