As you hone on where to place bets for Week 4, here are three best bets for the Detroit Lions against the Seattle Seahawks.
Before getting to Week 4’s recommended best bets for the Detroit Lions, let’s see if Week 3 turned a profit.
Lions TE T.J. Hockenson, 50-plus receiving yards: 18 yards
Lions QB Jared Goff, Over 1.5 passing touchdowns: 1 touchdown
Lions RB D’Andre Swift, 60-plus rushing yards: 31 rushing yards
Not a good week. So it’s on to Week 4.
The spread still favors the Lions for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, but with Swift and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown out the line has dropped to Lions -3.5 after being as high as 4.5 on FanDuel on Tuesday or even 5.5 or 6 other places on Monday. The point total over/under has also dropped from 50 at one point to 47.5 as of this writing over at FanDuel.
With odds via FanDuel Sportsbook, here are our best Lions bets for Week 4 against the Seahawks.
3 best bets for Detroit Lions vs. Seahawks Week 4
Jamaal Williams, 70-plus rushing yards (+100)
Williams had 20 carries for 87 yards last week, as Swift added a shoulder injury to his previous ankle issue. Another workload along that line is obviously in play this week, with Swift out.
Seattle is allowing 5.1 yards per carry to opposing running backs this season, and 4.9 yards per rush overall. Simple math says if Williams gets between 15-20 carries on Sunday, he hits this 70-plus mark. Only an injury would prevent that. A bet on 80 (+154) or 90-plus yards (+230) might not be too greedy. But 70-plus is plus-money, so I’ll pluck that low-hanging fruit to turn a profit.
T.J. Hockenson, Anytime touchdown (+165)
Doubling down on a Week 4 prop bet here. Hockenson saved an otherwise dismal day (three catches for 18 yards) with a touchdown in Week 3. Seattle has been nice to tight ends so far this season.
With St. Brown out and fellow wide receivers DJ Chark and Josh Reynolds on the injury report with ankle injuries of their own, and Swift not available to take a share of passing game looks, Hockenson might lead the Lions in targets on Sunday.
Over 47.5 points (-114)
Even down the key pieces they will be, the Lions are plenty equipped to put up points on the Seahawks’ defense. On the flipside, Seattle’s offense has enough talent to exploit a Detroit defense that has been better at times this season but has a long way to go to be good. It adds up to a pretty high-scoring game, and a bet on over 47.5 points as the total has dropped over the course of the week.