In Week 1 of NFL action, the Detroit Lions came through with one of the most improbable covers in recent memory by scoring two late touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers.
The 14-point 4th quarter swing brought the Lion to within 8 points of the 49ers, covering the 8.5 spread, and delivering loads of revenue to domestic sportsbooks around the country.
Gamblers that bet on the Green Bay Packers to cover the 4.5 point spread against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 are likely leery of wagering on them any further as they were blown out by a score of 38-3.
Regardless, oddsmakers are confident that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will not only defend their home turf tonight at Lambeau Field, but they’ll blow the Lions’ doors off by at least 11 points.
Monday Night Football Odds: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
|Point Spread||GB -11.5||GB -11.5||GB -11.5|
|Moneyline Odds||DET +400, GB -565||DET +440, GB -590||DET +430, GB -550|
- The above NFL point spreads offer no variance across online sportsbooks as each one has posted a separation of 11.5.
- The moneyline that awards the most bang for the buck when betting on the Lions is provided at MyBookie. $100 wagers on Detroit to defeat the Packers tonight will net $4.40 if they get the job done.
- The top-earning NFL moneyline odds for Green Bay are currently available at BetOnline. Their -550 American odds require wagers of $5.50 to net a dollar off of a Packers victory over the Lions on MNF.
- Half-a-point of differential is available for line shopping the MNF over/under. If you’re betting the over, gain a half point by laying some action on the 48.5 total at Bovada or BetOnline. If you believe the over will hit, BetOnline’s 48.5 is where your NFL bets should be made.
We expect the Packers to be the victors in this evening’s Monday Night Football matchup, but with the margin being closer than 11-and-a-half points.
One major factor that is swaying the opinions of our staff is the fact that the Saints followed up their Week 1 beatdown of the Packers by getting whipped by the Carolina Panthers by a score of 26-7.
To add to the parity, the Panthers were barely able to get by the lowly New York Jets in Week 1, winning by a score of 19-14. All things considered, stock is slightly up on the Lions while the Packers’ outlook is somewhat grim at the moment.
That’s not what is reflected in the NFL odds, however, so get in on these potentially unrealistic and profitable MNF betting lines before bookmakers get wise.
For folks that like to bet on the Detroit Lions, how long they remain relevant in 2021-22 largely depends on the results of tonight’s contest. Otherwise, fans could be waiting until betting on Thanksgiving NFL games before wagering on Detroit again this season.
Combining the over/under totals and point spreads posted above creates a potential final score of Green Bay 29, Detroit 18, and we’ve got every reason to believe that the Lions can keep it closer than that.