The next big step toward the 2022 NFL season occurred on Thursday night with the release of the schedule.
Coming off a 3-13-1 record in 2021, the Detroit Lions have a favorable schedule for the upcoming year. Detroit’s 2022 schedule ranks fifth-easiest in the NFL in terms of opponents’ winning percentage last season (.467).
With the schedule in place, get a look at what the Michigan online sportsbooks opening odds say about the 2022 season for the Lions.
Can the Lions be competitive in 2022?
Only DraftKings Sportsbook MI has odds listed already for all 17 of the Detroit Lions games this season.
Of the games, DK has the Lions favored in four of them. All four happen to be home games. The Lions over/under win total is set at 6.5 at DraftKings. The over comes with payout odds of +110 while the under is -130.
However, the Lions are only an underdog of more than three points in seven of their 17 games. Last season, Detroit had four losses by three points or less.
Detroit Lions betting lines Week 1 through Week 18
Week 1, Sept. 11: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions odds
Week 2, Sept. 18: Washington Commanders vs. Detroit Lions
Week 3, Sept. 25: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Week 4, Oct. 2: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
Week 5, Oct. 9: Detroit Lions at New England Patriots
Week 6 Bye
Week 7, Oct. 23: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys
Week 8, Oct. 30: Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions
Week 9, Nov. 6: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Week 10, Nov. 13: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Week 11, Nov. 20: Detroit Lions at New York Giants
Week 12, Nov. 24: Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions
Week 13, Dec. 4: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions
Week 14, Dec. 11: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions
Week 15, Dec. 18: Detroit Lions at New York Jets
Week 16, Dec. 24: Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers
Week 17, Jan. 1: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
Week 18, Jan. 8: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions 2022 full schedule
Here’s a full rundown of what the Detroit Lions schedule looks like for the 2022 season.
|Week (Date)||Opponent||Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1 (Sept. 11)||vs. Philadelphia||1 p.m.||Detroit +4.5|
|Week 2 (Sept. 18)||vs. Washington||1 p.m.||Detroit -1|
|Week 3 (Sept. 25)||at Minnesota||1 p.m.||Detroit +5|
|Week 4 (Oct. 2)||vs. Seattle||1 p.m.||Detroit -1|
|Week 5 (Oct. 9)||at New England||1 p.m.||Detroit +5|
|Week 6 (Oct. 16)||BYE WEEK|
|Week 7 (Oct. 23)||at Dallas||1 p.m.||Detroit +6.5|
|Week 8 (Oct. 30)||vs. Miami||1 p.m.||Detroit +3|
|Week 9 (Nov. 6)||vs. Green Bay||1 p.m.||Detroit +5|
|Week 10 (Nov. 13)||at Chicago||1 p.m.||Detroit +1.5|
|Week 11 (Nov. 20)||at N.Y. Giants||1 p.m.||Detroit +1.5|
|Week 12 (Nov. 24)||vs. Buffalo||12:30 p.m.||Detroit +8|
|Week 13 (Dec. 4)||vs. Jacksonville||1 p.m.||Detroit -2|
|Week 14 (Dec. 11)||vs. Minnesota||1 p.m.||Detroit +2|
|Week 15 (Dec. 18)||at N.Y. Jets||1 p.m.||Detroit +2.5|
|Week 16 (Dec. 24)||at Carolina||1 p.m.||Detroit +2.5|
|Week 17 (Jan. 1)||vs. Chicago||1 p.m.||Detroit -1.5|
|Week 18 (Jan. 8)||at Green Bay||TBD||Detroit +8|
Futures odds remain the same for Lions
The oddsmakers aren’t seeing a productive season as a whole for the Lions.
Though head coach Dan Campbell is interestingly shooting up Coach of the Year markets, the Lions futures’ odds aren’t budging.
Respective books are still listing Detroit among the biggest longshots to win the Super Bowl and NFC Championship. They also remain as the biggest long shot in the NFC North.
The over/under for regular season wins is holding steady at . When it comes to making the playoffs, BetMGM Michigan is keeping their odds at +500 for now.
Detroit comes into the 2022 season seeking its first playoff victory since 1991.
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian