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Detroit Lions to lead NFL in wins? $20 wager would fetch $30K

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) applauds as the team huddles before a play against Buffalo  during the first half of the preseason game  at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.
Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) applauds as the team huddles before a play against Buffalo during the first half of the preseason game at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

One proud bettor placed a $20 wager on the Detroit Lions to become king of the longshots this season.

A bettor with BetMGM took the Lions at +150000 odds to lead the NFL in wins in 2021.

If the Lions beat the odds and come through, the ticket would cash for $30,000.

BetMGM has taken more than 80 percent of total bets on team win totals on the Lions to exceed five victories in 17 regular-season games in 2021. As of Aug. 9, the Lions “over” on five wins was the most bet regular-season win total at BetMGM.

In head coach Dan Campbell’s first season with the Lions ahead, Detroit is attempting to snap a streak of three losing seasons in which the franchise posted a 14-33-1 record.

The Lions have only one season with as many as 12 wins (12-4 in 1991) since 1934.

Since the NFC Central became the NFC North in 2002, the Lions have finished fourth (last) nine times, including three consecutive seasons entering 2021.

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–Field Level Media