Before unveiling Week 7's bets, as usual, let's see how last week's Detroit Lions bets did.
Lions, 21-30 points (+155, DraftKings): 20 points
RB David Montgomery, Over 20.5 Rush Attempts (+106, FanDuel): 6 carries
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Under 74.5 Receiving Yards (-114, FanDuel): 124 yards
Tough week. Sports books should have refunded any Montgomery bets, since he left the game injured. St. Brown goes down as a big miss.
The Lions will hit the road again this week, this time to take on the 4-2 Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have stuck as three-point favorites right along the whole week, but that's the general point spread that accounts for home field. This promises to be a tight game, with two good defenses going against two offenses with plenty of talent on them.
With the sports book they can be found on noted (and it could be more than one), here are our best Detroit Lions bets for Week 7.
3 best Detroit Lions bets for Week 7 at Ravens
RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Over 3.5 Receptions (+108, FanDuel; +110, DraftKings)
Going with one our Week 7 prop bets here. Gibbs will return to action after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury, and head coach Dan Campbell has promised a pretty big workload for the rookie with Montgomery out and Craig Reynolds (toe/hamstring) banged up.
Some of that workload should come in the passing game, to use what may be Gibbs' best skill. According to FanDuel/numberFire, the Ravens are 26th in the league in adjusted fantasy points allowed per target to running backs. That translates to being an exploitable area of their defense, and it's one their opponents to this point haven't really exploited.
If 3.5 catches for Gibbs against a tough Ravens' defense on Sunday feels high, it's a well-founded thought. But let's go a little bit aggressive here, and take the over on that number at plus-money.
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, 80-plus Receiving Yards (+110, DraftKings; +102 FanDuel)
Almost went to this week's prop bet well again with St. Brown, with the over on 6.5 receptions. But in correlation with that, he has topped 100 yards in three of his last four games, and Baltimore entered Week 7 allowing the second-most targets and eighth-most catches to wide receivers this season.
If St. Brown hits the over on 6.5 catches, which I think is a no-brainer, 80 or more receiving yards is an easy follow-up. A parlay with the over on his catch total is in play for those who want to go that direction.
Lions, Over 9.5 First Half Points (-118, DraftKings; -125, FanDuel)
The Lions is averaging more than a touchdown in the first quarter this season (8.0 points, best in the NFL). They have failed to score 10 points in a first half once so far, back in Week 1 against Kansas City.
As noted by Jeff Risdon of Lions Wire, the Ravens have the best first quarter scoring defense in the league. But they've also faced four of the bottom-10 scoring offenses over their first six games.
Something will have to give on Sunday, The Lions may not light up the scoreboard overall, but over 9.5 points in the first half is a solid bet.
Note: Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.