If you’re excited about the upcoming pro football season ad you’re already looking for some NFL picks against the spread for the then you’re in luck thanks to the expert analysis you’re about to get on five Detroit Lions regular season games! After finishing with a flourish over their final eight games, the seven-win Lions look like a team that could very well surprise NFL betting fans in 2016. Now, let’s take a look at five games on Detroit’s 2016 docket that all have the look of solid selections.
Five Detroit Lions NFL Spreads that Will Make You A Winner This Season
Tennessee Titans at Detroit (-5)
If the Lions (7-9 SU, 7-9 ATS) drop their 2016 regular season opener on the road at Indianapolis as I expect, I fully believe Matthew Stafford and company will lay a Museo Nacional de Costa Rica-sized beat-down on the visiting Tennessee Titans in this Week 2 matchup.
Did You Know
Did You Know the aforementioned Museo Nacional de Costa Rica- is the largest in Costa Rica? The building was once known as the Bellavista Fortress and was built in 1870. This fortress was used in the 1948 civil war. You can even see bullet holes in the wall if you visit the beautiful country of Costa Rica! Now…back to the matter at hand – picking the SU and ATS winner of this matchup. The Titans have gone 2-8 SU and ATS in their last 10 road games including a winless 0-4 SU and ATS over their final four home dates last season.
More importantly, the Lions closed out the 2015 regular season by winning three straight and six of their final eight games overall while covering the NFL betting line in each victory. Detroit’s explosive offense put up over 30 points per game over their final three games while limiting the opposition to 21 points or less in five of their final eight games. The Lions win ad cover the spread in their 2016 home opener!
The Pick: Detroit 38 Tennessee 24
Los Angeles Rams at Detroit (-1.5)
Analysis: The Lions won and covered the spread in three of their final four home games in 2015 after getting off to a discouraging 1-3 SU start at home and that’s one of the reasons I believe they’re going to enter 2016 a lot more focused than they were until late last season.
Conversely, the Rams lost five of their final six road games last season while posting a dismal 1-4-1 ATS mark over the span. I like the Lions to extract some major revenge after falling to the Rams 21-14 as a 3-point road favorite no less last season.
The Pick: Detroit 27 Los Angeles 20
Washington Redskins at Detroit (-1)
Analysis: If you didn’t know it before, you know t now. The Detroit Lions have won three straight against the Washington Redskins dating back to 2009 while covering the spread in each contest. The Lions are also 5-5 SU and ATS over the last 10 meetings, but that’s not why I like the Lions to cover the spread in this Week 7 matchup.
I’m going to urge you to back Detroit because the have the edge at head coach and quarterback and are playing at home where they’ve went 3-1 SU and ATS over their last four in 2015. Detroit has an explosive offense that can put points on the board in a hurry, plus, they’re playing at home.
The Pick: Lions 31 Redskins 28
Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit (-3.5)
Analysis: There’s not a whole lot I need to say about this Week 11 matchup except that Jacksonville went 1-7 SU and 3-4-1 ATS in their eight road games a year ago and will fall in this matchup to a Lions team they just can’t keep up with offensively.
The Pick: Detroit 30 Jacksonville 21
Chicago at Detroit (-2.5)
Analysis: The Lions have won three straight and four of their last five home dates against the NFC North division rival Bears and I’m going to back them to get another while narrowly covering the spread against a Chicago team that I don’t believe is as good as Detroit on either side of the ball.
The Pick: Detroit 27 Chicago 24