Heading into Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders, here are three best bets for the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions will face a second straight NFC East opponent at home in Week 2, as the Washington Commanders will come to Ford Field. Despite being 0-1 to the Commanders 1-0, the Lions are favored (-1.5 on FanDuel) for the first time since Week 11 of the 2020 season.
Before unveiling Week 2’s three best bets, let’s look at Week 1’s results. (Odds via FanDuel).
Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson–Over 47.5 yards (-114): Under (38 yards)
Over 4.5 receptions (-122): Under (four receptions)
Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown–Over 5.5 receptions (-114): Over (eight receptions)
So going all-in on Hockenson with our bets for Week 1 did not work out. But it’s only one week, and here are three best bests for the Lions against the Commanders in Week 2.
Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.
3 best bests for Detroit Lions vs. Washington Commanders Week 2
Amon-Ra St. Brown: Over 64.5 yards (-114)
St. Brown fell just short of this total in Week 1, with 64 yards. But he cleared the mark in his last six games before that, and in Week 2 he gets a nice matchup against Commanders cornerback Benjamin St. Juste.
It’s hard to find anywhere that says not to bet the over on St. Brown’s yards this week. Over 64.5 feels like easy money.
Amon-Ra St. Brown: Over 6.5 receptions (+106)
Back to the St. Brown well. He has at least eight catches in seven straight games, so an over/under of 6.5 begs for over bets. Add in the Lions possibly being down all three interior starting offensive lineman on Sunday, along with Jared Goff being a pretty solid blitz beater last year, and the formula for St. Brown to clear double-digit targets again is there.
Jamaal Williams, Anytime touchdown scorer (-120)
Williams got the nod in red zone snaps over D’Andre Swift last week, and he cashed in with two one-yard touchdown runs. Swift is likely to be operating at less than 100 percent on Sunday, due to an ankle injury that cost him two practices this week. So Williams may get a few more touches, along with the majority of the goal line work.
In what promises to be a fairly high-scoring game, with an over/under of 48.5, Williams is well-lined up for a piece of the action.