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Detroit Lions vs. Washington Commanders – NFL – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Detroit Lions (0-1) are slight favorites (-2.5) against the Washington Commanders (1-0) on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The over/under is set at 49 for the outing.

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Lions and Washington: Betting Trends

  • The Lions’ record against the spread last year was 11-6-0.
  • Last year, seven of the Lions’ 17 games hit the over.
  • The Lions never played as the moneyline favorite in a game last season.
  • The Lions never played a game last season with moneyline odds of -132 or shorter.
  • The Lions have a 56.9% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • The Commanders beat the spread seven times in 17 games last year.
  • As 2.5-point underdogs or more, the Commanders went 4-8 against the spread last season.
  • There were seven Commanders games (out of 17) that hit the over last year.
  • Last season, the Commanders won four out of the 13 games, or 30.8%, in which they were the underdog.
  • The Commanders had a record of 2-9 in games where oddsmakers had them as underdogs of at least +111 on the moneyline.

Over/Under Trends

  • Lions games finished with more than 49 points six times last season.
  • Commanders games finished with over 49 points scored five times last year.
  • Last season, the two teams averaged a combined 38.8 points per contest, 10.2 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • Last season, the opponents of these two teams averaged a combined 53 points per game, four more than the point total in this matchup.
  • The over/under in this game is 49 points, 3.6 higher than the average total in Lions games last season.
  • Commanders games averaged 45.4 total points last season, 3.6 fewer than the total for this matchup.

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Lions Players to Watch

  • Jared Goff finished 36th overall among all players and 23rd among all QBs in 2021 with 194.5 fantasy points (13.9 per game).
  • D’Andre Swift’s 146.9 total fantasy points a season ago (an average of 11.3 per game), were enough to rank him 71st overall and 23rd among RBs.
  • Last year, Amon-Ra St. Brown was 84th overall and 26th among WRs after scoring 133.3 fantasy points (averaging 7.8 per game).
  • Jamaal Williams was the 130th-ranked fantasy player — and the 39th-ranked RB — in 2021 with 93.8 fantasy points. He averaged 7.2 fantasy points per game.

Washington Players to Watch

  • Carson Wentz scored 258 fantasy points (15.2 per game) in 2021 and finished 17th overall among all players and 13th among all QBs.
  • Taylor Heinicke placed 20th among QBs and 26th league-wide in fantasy standings after totaling 223.9 fantasy points (14 per game) last season.
  • Last year, Antonio Gibson’s 189.1 total fantasy points made him the No. 9 RB and the No. 39 fantasy player overall after he averaged 11.8 fantasy points per game.
  • Terry McLaurin finished 23rd among WRs and 80th overall last season in fantasy rankings. He totaled 136.5 fantasy points (8 per game).

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