Lions 2015 NFL Betting Odds
DETROIT, MI (The Spread) - After qualifying for the playoffs last season, the Lions' win total for 2015 has been set at over/under 8 by oddsmakers.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lions' 2016 Super Bowl odds sit at 40/1 while their NFC Conference championship odds are 20/1. Detroit is also 6/1 to win the NFC North Division.
This offseason the Lions added defensive end Corey Wootton, receiver Lance Moore and cornerback Chris Owens, while trading for Haloti Ngata and Manny Ramirez. They also watched as defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley left via free agency, as well as running back Reggie Bush.
In the draft, the Lions selected Duke guard Laken Tomlinson with their first pick and then added running back Ameer Abdullah out of Nebraska in the second. They didn't address their defensive line until the fourth round when they nabbed Gabe Wright from Auburn.
The Lions should once again have a potent offense thanks to Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, 2014 first-round pick Eric Ebron (along as he takes a significant step in his development) and Abdullah. But Teryl Austin has a challenge on his hands without Suh absorbing double teams and creating havoc in opponents' backfields. The Lions are good enough, however, to at least finish with .500 record so the over 8 wins offers decent value for bettors.