The young but extremely explosive 2012 Detroit Lions are built to make a run at the Lombardi Trophy with young gunner Matthew Stafford and the unstoppable Calvin Johnson. The sports odds Vegas have the Lions at relatively fat prices to win the divison and super bowl but the team is built to win in the new pass-happy NFL. The Lions have lacked consistency mainly due to some glaring holes at RB and in the secondary but DT Ndamukong Suh is a match-up nightmare for any defense. Below is a closer look at the 2012 Super Bowl Odds and NFC North Odds from our NFL predictions experts. The 2012 Detroit Lions Super Bowl Odds have them at +2200 ($1000 to win $22,000)
NFL Picks Analysis: The Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson give the Lions the ability to score on anybody. The running game is led by 2nd year 233 Lb. Mikel Leshoure who could face disciplinary action but has nice upside if he can stay on the field. The O-line is shaky and can be exposed but Stafford hangs tough in the pocket and is a top-10 NFL QB. The defense has a bully like D-line and swarms to the football but gives up too many big plays. The secondary will get a big boost with Louis Delmas back on the field. This is a young playmaking defense that could exceed expectations. The 2012 Detroit Lions NFC North Odds have them at +500 to win the division.
If Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh and Louis Delmas can stay healthy an entire season the Lions have a real shot on cashing in for bettors as 5-1 NFC north odds underdogs. The Packers are perceived as far better than the Lions but Detroit has the tools to win it all. Take a 0.5 Unit ($500 wager) on the Lions to win the NFC North Odds at +500 moneyline.
NFL Predictions Play: Detroit Lions to win NFC North Odds +500 0.5 Units ($500 to win $2500)