Bettors are absolutely loving the Philadelphia Eagles to prove that the 2022 season was not a fluke, but there is actually another team that is more popular than them for fans to put money on.
While the Eagles are still the odds favorite to win the conference,, it is the Detroit Lions who have become the most popular pick amongst sports bettors.
Pro Football Talk reported that more than 36 percent of the bets (and 34 percent of the total money) for this season’s NFC champion have been placed on the Lions, per BetMGM.
“All that money has shifted the Lions’ odds of winning the NFC from +1100 to +850.
The Eagles, who are +260 favorites, have been the bet on 13 percent of the tickets and 11.8 percent of the handle. No other team has had more than 10 percent of the bets to win the NFC.”
The Lions have a terrible history when it comes to the playoffs. Despite having generational talents like Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson, the Lions have not won an NFL playoff game since the 1991 divisional round.
The Detroit Lions last made the playoffs in 2016, when they lost the Wild Card Round. They’ve been in the playoffs a total of 17 times in their 94 seasons.
The team never won the NFC Championship Game but it feels like this might be the year of the Lions to do something special.
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