Lions Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIII & 2008-09 Regular Season Win Totals Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Saturday, 02 August 2008 15:18
Sports Betting Top Stories

Lions Season Odds

Can the Lions put last year’s collapse behind them and get back to being the team that started off the 2007 campaign 6-2? Oddsmakers clearly don’t think so considering they’ve made Detroit an 80/1 long shot to win the 2009 Super Bowl.

The Lions didn’t add a bunch of marquee names, but they did get some depth during the offseason. The team signed Dwight Smith to compete in the defensive backfield, while also inking cornerback Brian Kelly to possibly start or provide depth. Detroit also brought back running back Tatum Bell and cornerback Travis Fisher, while also adding offensive tackle Goster Cherilus and running back Kevin Smith via the draft.

Football enthusiasts have seemed to cool on the Lions heading in 2008 after they collapsed to 7-9 following a 6-2 start in 2007. The Lions didn’t bring back offensive coordinator Mike Martz, so there seems to be some concern whether or not they’ll have the firepower on offense again this year. The defense also lost a Pro Bowler in defensive tackle Shaun Rodgers (traded/Browns) and still has issues in the secondary. Still, the defensive line is stout and the linebacker corps seemed to improve.

Bet on the Detroit Lions To Win Super Bowl XLIII

Detroit is considered a long shot at all of the major bookmakers. Current prices on the Lions’ chances to win the 2009 Super Bowl range from 50/1 at SBG Global, to 65/1 Bodog, to 80/1 at Sportsbook.com.

Oddsmakers have also set the Lions’ over/under total for wins in 2008 at 6.5, but clearly think Detroit will win more than 6.5 games considering the over pays out at –150 compared to +120 for the under.

The Lions seemed to have taken a step back on paper, but head coach Rod Marinelli won’t allow his team to take a step back on the field. Marinelli has done a great job of cleaning up some of the in-house issues that have plagued the Lions over the years, and most of the players on the roster like his no-nonsense approach. Detroit is one of those mystery teams this year, but one could see the potential they have after starting last year 6-2. The NFC North seems to be up in the air and the Lions could turn into a decent value pick if the loss of Martz doesn’t hurt their offense. 

Detroit Lions Odds to Win 2009 Super Bowl

SBG Global 50-1

Bodog 65-1

Sportsbook.com 80-1

Detroit Lions 2008 Regular Season Win Totals Odds

Detroit Lions Over 6.5 Wins (-150)

Detroit Lions Under 6.5 Wins (+120)

Bet on The Detroit Lions 2008-2009 Regular Season Win Totals

Did you like this article? Subscribe to our Football news feed for the fastest updates delivered right to you - Click here to Subscribe

 

Top Public Bets

#1 920 Kansas City Royals 94%
#2 902 Chicago Cubs 91%
#3 102 UL Monroe 88%
#4 912 Los Angeles Dodgers 87%
#5 427 SAS Roughriders 86%
#6 346 Florida 86%
#7 322 Virginia 85%
#8 301 Penn State 83%
#9 502 Tennessee 82%
#10 177 Alabama 80%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

How To Bet Guides

Are you new to Sports Betting? If you are or, if you just want to try betting an unfamiliar sport, here are some guides to help you out!

How to Bet Baseball

How to Bet Basketball

How to Bet Golf

How to Bet NASCAR

Betting Moneylines

Betting Props

Betting Futures

Friends of TheSpread

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com