Free NFL Betting Expert Picks, and Odds: 2017-18 Detroit Lions Preview.

 

Written and authored by National Football League Expert Analyst AL Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Detroit Lions exceeded all expectations by making the playoffs as a wild card last season with a 9-7 record.

Head Coach Jim Caldwell enters his fourth season on the sidelines in the “MOTOR CITY, ” and expectations are high again in 2017-18.

Detroit Lions fans are some of the most passionate in the league and are still looking for a Super Bowl appearance.

General Manager Bob Quinn made a business decision by parting ways with four favorite players. Offensive Linemen Riley Reiff and Larry Warford are no longer members of the unit.

Former All Pro linebacker DeAndre Levy and longtime wideout Anquan Boldin are also gone.

Middle Linebacker Jarrad Davis taken 21st overall in the 2017 NFL draft by Detroit will play immediately.

Detroit has lost Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh in a three-year span and is still competing at a high level.

However, they can’t afford to lose any more talent if they want to continue to compete in the NFC North Division.

 

The Detroit Lions offense has one of the strongest arms in the league under center. Matthew Stafford (4,327) passing yards last season has a talented slew of wideouts led by Golden Tate.

Detroit ranked eleventh in the NFL lasts season in passing. However, the running game is the Achilles heel of the unit.

Running Back, Theo Riddick led all Lions rushers with just 357 yards. Offensive Coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is looking for Ameer Abdullah to take over at the running back position.

Guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Rick Wagner will fill voids on the offensive line.

Former Rams top pick Greg Robinson hopes to resurrect his career in Detroit after being a disappointment with Los Angeles/St.Louis.

Laken Tomlinson is another solid player at the guard position and will team with Lang to form the best tandem in the NFL.

Tight End Eric Ebron must play more consistent in both pass catching and blocking.

The key to success for the Detroit offense is to run the football with efficiency.

 

The 2017 Detroit Lions defense must improve in nearly all aspects. They ranked in the bottom third of the league against the run, pass, and points allowed per contest.

Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin understands the climate in the NFL, and the organization is doing the best they can to attract free agents.

Defensive End Ezekiel Ansah is the most talented pass rusher on the team. Veteran Tackle Haloti Ngata can still play, and second-year tackle A’Shawn Robinson has unlimited potential.

Detroit must get overwhelming production from Davis who can make plays from sideline to sideline from his inside linebacker position.

Darius Slay is one of the most underrated cornerbacks in the NFL. D. J. Hayden comes over from Oakland, and another Florida Gator Teez Tabor should make an instant impact in the secondary.

Glover Quin and Don Carey are talented at the safety position.

Detroit must get off of the field on third downs with a consistent pass rush.

Bovada.Lv lists the Detroit Lions at +425 to win the 2017-18 NFC North Division Title.

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Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017-18 Detroit Lions will go 9-7 again and finish second in the NFC North, Division.

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