What to Know: It wasn’t a good first year for new head coach Matt Patricia and the Lions in 2018. Some key free agent additions could make 2019 better, but the Lions have a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the league’s better teams. And it’s not going to be easy to do so.
Best Players: Quarterback Matthew Stafford has had a nice career and puts up good numbers. You can also never count him out of a game. But the bottom line is he doesn’t win. Wide receiver Marvin Jones is one of Stafford’s favorite targets.
How to Bet: The Lions, in Patricia’s second year as head coach, should be better. If you can get them as big (double digit) underdogs they may be a decent bet, especially at home in Detroit.