Detroit Lions Moneyline Tracker: What If You Bet $100 On The Lions Every Week?

Written By Paul Costanzo on September 27, 2022 - Last Updated on December 5, 2022

Updated after Week 13

Betting on the Detroit Lions moneyline can be a painful experience.

In order to win a moneyline bet, the team you’re wagering on has to win the game. As we all know, the Lions don’t do that very often.

But could our lovable losers win enough games as big underdogs to cover the losses?

We’re trying to find out.

While we’ll explain the process in detail below, after four weeks, a bettor who has wagered $100 on the Lions every week would be: Down $117.80.

What is the Detroit Lions moneyline tracker?

The thought behind this is simple. If bettors at Michigan sportsbooks wagered on the Detroit Lions moneyline in every game this season, how much would they be up, or down, at the end of the year.

Now, to be clear, we’re not actually making these bets, and we certainly do not recommend that you do. This is a fake exercise for fun.

But in our fictional exercise, $100 is being wagered on the Lions moneyline each week. For simplicity sake, the moneyline we’ll be using is the final one offered at DraftKings Sportsbook MI.

Why the moneyline? Because of the variance. Betting against the spread gets you near even odds every game. Moneyline bets, meanwhile, could have much higher payouts if the Lions win as an underdog — which they commonly are. Theoretically, they could go 7-10 or 6-11 and put Lions bettors ahead at season’s end.

On the other hand, they could go 9-8, only winning as favorites, and still put bettors in a deficit.

Detroit Lions moneyline season tracker

A dominant win against the Jaguars keeps the Lions on all of those “In the Hunt” graphics for the playoffs. They were favored, but just slightly, so the moneyline tracker was able to get a decent win.

It’s December and we are having fun watching the Lions while not losing draft capital thanks to the Rams being very bad. What a time to be alive.

Here’s the running tally for the season:

  • Week 1 vs. Philadelphia Eagles (+215): Loss of $100
  • Week 2 vs. Washington Commanders (-105): Profit of $95.24
  • Week 3 vs. Minnesota Vikings (+235): Loss of $100
  • Week 4 vs. Seattle Seahawks (-150): Loss of $100
  • Week 5 vs. New England Patriots (+130): Loss of $100
  • Week 6 BYE
  • Week 7 vs. Dallas Cowboys (+240): Loss of $100
  • Week 8 vs. Miami Dolphins (+110): Loss of $100
  • Week 9 vs. Green Bay Packers (+145): Profit of $145
  • Week 10 vs. Chicago Bears (+130): Profit of $130
  • Week 11 vs. New York Giants (+125): Profit of $125
  • Week 12 vs. Buffalo Bills (+340): Loss of $100
  • Week 13 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (-115): Profit of $86.96

What is the Detroit Lions moneyline for Week 14?

The Lions moneyline is for their Week 14 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

This is a huge game that’s expected to be close, so it’s not the same opportunity the Thanksgiving game gave us. But we are content to just keep chipping away at those early season losses.

Detroit Lions record against the spread

After 12 games, the Lions are 8-4 against the spread.

Here’s how each week has broken down:

  • Week 1: Eagles 38, Lions 34 (Lions +6)
  • Week 2: Lions 36, Commanders 27 (Lions -1)
  • Week 3: Vikings 28, Lions 24 (Lions +6.5)
  • Week 4: Seahawks 48, Lions 45 (Seahawks +3)
  • Week 5: Patriots 29, Lions 0 (Patriots -3.5)
  • Week 7: Cowboys 24, Lions 6 (Cowboys -6.5)
  • Week 8: Dolphins 31, Lions 27 (Dolphins -3.5)
  • Week 9: Lions 15, Packers 9 (Lions +3.5)
  • Week 10: Lions 31, Bears 30 (Lions +3)
  • Week 11: Lions 31, NY Giants 18 (Lions +3)
  • Week 12: Buffalo Bills 28, Lions 25 (Lions +8.5)
  • Week 13: Lions 40, Jacksonville Jaguars 14 (Lions -1)

Week 14 Lions spread

The spread for the Lions and Vikings game is incredibly close. Best value on the Lions is currently .

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Paul Costanzo is the managing editor of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. He has covered news and sports throughout the state at various media outlets over the past 20 years. Paul works with a talented team at PlayMichigan to provide the latest news and information on Michigan’s booming sports betting, online casino and online poker industries.

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