Week 17 NFL Odds: Detroit Lions Spread Hovers Around A Touchdown at Seattle Seahawks

Written By Matt Schoch on December 27, 2021 - Last Updated on December 29, 2021
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The Detroit Lions are a spread-covering machine.

Hey, in a season with two wins and a tie so far, you take what you can get.

Detroit will end up with one of the worst records in the NFL this season but are somehow 10-5 against the spread.

The Lions were 7-point underdogs for a Week 17 visit to the Seattle Seahawks, as Michigan sportsbooks opened the number early this week. The number was up to 7.5 most places, though news of Jared Goff’s probable availability for the Lions likely shortened it.

On Monday afternoon, PointsBet Sportsbook was offering the best return on a Detroit moneyline bet at +310. The over/under was 42.5 points at most books, though BetRivers MI had it at 42.

The kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. EST on FOX.

Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks: NFL Week 17 Odds

Lions suffer another competitive loss at Atlanta

The Lions did it again, covering a loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, 20-16. A late interception thrown by quarterback Tim Boyle sealed the deal for another loss.

The loss dropped Detroit to 2-12-1 on the season.

Boyle was playing in the place of Lions starter Goff, who missed the game while in COVID-19 protocols. Reports indicated Monday that Goff was out of protocols and should be available for the trip to Seattle.

Whoever plays quarterback for the Lions should be bolstered by the emergence of rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. The fourth-round draft pick out of USC has caught eight or more passes in each of the last four games, including nine catches for 91 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.

Seahawks drop home game to the Bears, 25-24

Seattle lost to the Chicago Bears 25-24 on Sunday, falling to 5-10 on the season.

The Seahawks were beaten for a former Seattle player, as tight end Jimmy Graham caught the game-winning touchdown pass from former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.

The vaunted 12th Man isn’t helping this season, as the Seahawks are 2-5 at Lumen Field. The loss bounced the Seahawks from playoff contention and clinched the first double-digit loss season of Pete Carroll’s 12 seasons.

Quarterback Russell Wilson is still leading the Seattle offense, helped in the backfield by running back Rashaad Penny. Leading receiver DK Metcalf also caught a touchdown pass on Sunday.

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A Michigan native, Matt has worked at newspapers in Michigan, Missouri and the Virgin Islands. A versatile sports reporter, Matt has covered sailing on the Great Lakes, cricket in the Caribbean, high school and pro playoffs, and the Olympics in Rio. He's also the former host of the Locked On Pistons Podcast and producer of a documentary on Emoni Bates. A former blackjack dealer, Matt has studied the industry from all sides.

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