Lions open as the biggest favorites in Week 5 against the Panthers

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The first lines for the Week 5 games are out now, and the Detroit Lions are the early top dogs in the favorite department.

Detroit opens up as a 9.5-point favorite for Sunday’s date against the Carolina Panthers at Ford Field via BetMGM. That’s the highest number of points any team is giving up in the early listings.

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Not every game has a betting line yet; there is still a Monday Night Football game to be played involving the New York Giants, who could be double-digit underdogs to Miami in Week 5 if they fare poorly against Seattle on Monday. But as of Monday morning, the Lions hold the biggest spread.

That’s a testament to both the first-place Lions playing some really good football at 3-1, as well as the Panthers coming to Detroit winless and largely punchless on offense.

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