Detroit Lions 2022 NFL Schedule And Early Betting Lines at Michigan Sportsbooks

Written By Drew Ellis on May 13, 2022Last Updated on May 16, 2022
Detroit Lions opening odds at MI sportsbooks, 2022 schedule

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

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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of Playinmichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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