The Detroit Lions are not only riding high off a big win over the Kansas City Chiefs to kick off the NFL season, but they’re also well rested and mostly healthy heading into their Week 2 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.
Both of these teams were surprisingly good last season and looking to take the next step, but BetSided NFL betting analyst Iain MacMillan thinks the Lions are much more likely to deliver on the hype. MacMillan bets every game in his “Road to 272” so you can find all of his picks including taking the Lions as home favorites against the 0-1 Seahawks.
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Seahawks vs. Lions odds, spread and total
Betting analyst prediction for Lions in Week 2
Last week, the Seahawks were upset by the Rams and BetSided NFL betting analyst Iain MacMillan was all over that game and had the Rams as one of his Week 1 upset picks. That pick had little to do with LA.
“The bet wasn't solely me having a ton of faith in the Rams," MacMillan wrote. "It also had to do with how little faith I have in the Seahawks. Everything went right for them in 2022, and I expect a regression to the mean in 2023, which will result in them having a sub-.500 record.”
Now, he’s still fading Seattle, but he also has belief in Detroit. The Lions didn’t have a great offensive performance against the Chiefs, but they can win that way now because of their much improved defense.
“I was impressed by what I saw from the Lions defense against Patrick Mahomes and company," MacMillan wrote. "They still won't be a top tier unit, but they're no longer the worst defense in the league.”
That’s why MacMillan is taking the Lions to cover against Seattle in Week 2.
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