NFL Week 2 Odds: How to Bet Commanders-Lions

Here’s everything you need for the Commanders-Lions game, from the point spread, moneyline, total over/under and expert Geoff Schwartz’s pick. (FOX Sports)

The Washington Commanders play at Detroit Lions on Sunday in one of NFLoldest rivalries.

Washington leads the all-time series 31-15, winning five of the last six games since 2009. The teams first met – as the Boston Braves (now Commanders) and Portsmouth Spartans (now Lions) – in 1932 .

Here’s everything you need from a Commanders-Lions game betting perspective, point spread, moneyline and total over/under (odds via FOX bet):

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Washington Commanders @ Detroit Lions (1 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX)

Point spread: Lions -1.5 (Lions favored to win by more than 1.5 points, otherwise Commanders cover)

Money line: Lions -133 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $17.52 in total); Commanders +105 underdogs to earn (bet $10 to win $20.50 in total)

Over/under total score: 48.5 points scored by both teams combined

Washington quarterback Carson Wentz is 12-13 ATS (ATS) and 10-15 straight (SU) as a starter when a road underdog. Detroit QB Jared Goff is 15-11-2 ATS and 20-8 SU as a starter when the home favorite.

The commanders are 16-11 ATS and 20-7 SU against the Lions since 1968.

Commanders are 8-5 ATS and 6-7 against NFC North Division opponents since 2015, most in over/under (O/U) hitting in eight of 13 matches.

Commanders are 6-7-1 ATS and 5-9 SU as an underdog on the road under coach Ron Rivera since 2020.

The Lions are 15-10 ATS and 13-12 against NFC East opponents since 2010, with more hits in 19 of those 25 games.

Lions are 10-7-2 ATS and 14-5 SU as home underdogs since 2015, with more hits in 12 of those games

Since 1986, unders have hit in 10 of 17 games between Washington and Detroit.

Pick via FOX Sports NFL analyst Geoff Schwartz:

The Lions are a first-time favorite since 2020 as they host the Commanders in Week 2. Detroit is quickly becoming one of my favorite teams to bet on. They fight until the end. Down 31-14 early in the third quarter against the Eagles last Sunday, it looked like the Lions wouldn’t cover the 4-point gap. But unfortunately! They battled all the way back to lose 38-35 and cover the spread.

The Commanders, meanwhile, won and covered against the Jaguars in Week 1. They scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to get away from the fiery Jags. Carson Wentz was his usual self. He had big throws with terrible interceptions sprinkled throughout his game.

With the unpredictable nature of Carson Wentz and the fact that the Lions always seem to force their way into games to cover, I think a 1.5 point gap doesn’t give a two-way advantage. However, I have a bet that I like for this game.

It’s Lions quarterback Jared Goff who fades.

The Lions are doing everything possible to prevent Jared Goff from being the offender. Even in a game where they were down 17 points, the Lions only had 37 pass attempts and 28 rush attempts. Jared Goff threw for 215 yards on a run to get back. It’s uh, not impressive. They are desperate to control the line of scrimmage and avoid Goff being the focal point. So it’s always a good bet to take Jared Goff under passing yards.

So that’s what I’m going to do here. Jared Goff below.

TAKE: Jared Goff under 249.5 passing yards at FOX Bet

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