If you want to know just how well Matthew Stafford and the playoff-hopeful Detroit Lions will do over the course of the quickly approaching 2016 NFL season, then you’ve come to the right place.
Thanks to the expert NFL betting odds analysis that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of just what to expect out of the Lions this coming season. With that said, let’s get started.
A Closer Look At The Eye-Opening Lions 2016 NFL Season Analysis
2016 Regular Season Win Total Odds
Over/Under 7 Wins
Analysis: The Detroit Lions went 7-9 last season and I think they’re good for eight wins in 2016 by beating Tennessee, Philly, Los Angeles, Washington, Jacksonville, Chicago and either Minnesota or Green Bay (not both) at home and either New Orleans or the New York Giants on the road. It’s going to be close, but I say the Lions reach the eight-win plateau in 2016.
NFC North Division Odds
Analysis: There’s no other way to say it. Unless Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers goes down for the Green Bay Packers and both, Adrian Peterson and Teddy Bridgewater suffer season-ending injuries for the Minnesota Vikings, there is no way the Lions leap-frog either Super Bowl hopeful to win the NFC North in 2016!
NFC Championship Odds
Analysis: If the Lions can’t win their own division, they could sneak into the postseason as a wild card. Still though, unless the Seahawks, Cardinals and Panthers simply decide not to suit up, there’s no way the Lions win the NFC Championship this coming season. Save your money on this futures odds wager.
Super Bowl Odds
Analysis: Just like with their NFC Championship odds, you should save your money here and make an investment on a better Super Bowl 51 long shot. Detroit has no shot of beating out their superior conference rivals, meaning they certainly won’t reach Super Bowl 51 in early 2017.
The Lions saw superstar franchise wide receiver Calvin Johnson retire after nine seasons with the franchise, but brought in veteran wideout Marvin Jones to replace him. Detroit also made a pair of smart moves by drafting Ohio State tackle Taylor Decker in the first round and Alabama defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson one round later. Still, this team is at least a couple of seasons away from contending – if they get everything right along the way – which, if you know Detroit’s history, is certainly not given!