the Detroit Lions (7-7) go to Charlotte to face Carolina Panthers (5-9) Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (FOX). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Lions versus Panthers oddsand make our expert NFL picks and predictions.
The Lions are on a 6-game winning streak and are aiming for a playoff spot in the NFC. They beat the Jets 20-17 last Sunday as 2.5-point underdogs. QC Jared Goff conducted a high-octane offense triggered by RBs jamal williams and By Andre Swift and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Since his return to Sam Darnold at QB, the Panthers played better. They lost 24-16 to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week as 2.5-point favorites at home. While coach Steve Wilks plays the team hard, the Lions are hungry and their offense can outrun many defenses. The Panthers defense will struggle to contain the weapons Detroit can throw at them and that could lead to a lopsided game.
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Lions vs. Panthers Odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; go to the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds center for a complete list. The lines were last updated at 7:05 a.m. ET.
- Silver Line (ML): Lions -140 (bet $140 to win $100) | Panthers +120 (bet $100 to win $120)
- Against the spread (ATS): Lions -2.5 (-118) | Panthers +2.5 (-102)
- Over/Under (O/U): 43.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Lions key injuries to Panthers
- LO Kayode Awosika (ankle) out
- TO Taylor Decker (elbow) questionable
- S DeShon Elliott (shoulder) out
- VS Franck Ragnow (foot) questionable
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Picks and predictions from Lions to Panthers
Lions 30, Panthers 17
Detroit’s -140 price tag is a satisfying number for the Lions. Especially in a bet. But the Lions will cover the spread, so I prefer to play there and save the juice.
Against the spread
LIONS BET -2.5 (-118).
Even if you don’t think the Lions will blow out the Panthers, getting the Lions under a FG is great value.
The Lions are the better team and even if bad weather comes as expected, the running game of Williams and Swift can lead the Lions to this victory. Williams leads the NFL with 14 rushing touchdowns and while the Panthers defense is fine, it’s not great. Detroit’s offensive line has been stellar so far and the Lions will score one way or another.
BET ABOVE 43.5 (-110).
Detroit’s games are 9-5 against most this season while the Panthers are 6-8 against most. I expect the Lions to control the tempo of this game and that means lots of possessions and lots of points should be in store. Many games have lower totals this weekend due to weather issues. But this game should not be one of them and the number is too low. OVER 43.5 (-110) is my FAVORITE GAME.
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