Either Detroit Lions fans have a huge share of the gambling market, or there are a lot of sports bettors hoping to cash in on long-shot odds.
Because according to sports business reporter Darren Rovell, no team has received more bets at BetMGM to make the playoffs in 2021 than the Detroit Lions.
At the time of this publication, the Lions currently have +700 odds to make the postseason, which means a $100 bet would yield a $700 profit if the bettor wins the wager. Only the Houston Texans have longer odds, with a current potential payout of +900.
The general thought on the 2021 Detroit Lions is that they will be in contention for the first overall pick this year. The over/under for 2021 wins is set between four and six, depending on which betting site you look at. Just a few weeks ago, it was reported that the Lions were the team receiving the most “over” bets at five wins. Of the money bet on the Lions’ win total at BetMGM, 84 percent was on the over. But here’s the twist: 90 percent of those bets came from the state of Michigan.
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that BetMGM is the official sports betting partner of the Detroit Lions.