Detroit Lions

Bengals’ Struggles Point to Value Play Against Lions in Week 16

by John Ewing • December 20, 2017

Cincinnati has dropped three straight and it would be an understatement to say the offense has been a problem. The Bengals lost 34-7 in Minnesota after getting rolled 33-7 by the Bears two weeks ago. Marvin Lewis’ soon-to-be former team ranks last in yards per game (268.9) and 29th in points per game (16.6). Cincy’s […]


NFL trends to feast on during Thanksgiving

by John Ewing • November 20, 2017

What’s Thanksgiving without football? Between mouthfuls of turkey and pumpkin pie, chow down on these tasty betting trends. Thursday’s slate 12:30 pm ET: Lions vs. Vikings (-2) 4:30 pm ET: Cowboys (pick’em) vs. Chargers 8:30 pm ET: Redskins (-7.5) vs. Giants Give thanks for favorites  Favorites on Thanksgiving are 24-11 (68.6%) ATS since 2003. Teams […]


2017 NFL Division Value Bets (Week 4 Update)

by John Ewing • October 4, 2017

Buffalo sits atop the AFC East, Jacksonville is in the running for the division title in the AFC South and the Los Angeles Rams look like the best team in the NFC West. Only two of last year’s division champs are in first place after four weeks. It has been a strange year. The odds […]


Trend of the Week: Giants vs. Lions

by John Ewing • September 13, 2017

Context Offense has been a problem for the Giants lately. The Eli Manning-led unit has scored fewer than 20 points in seven straight games including the playoffs. New York managed just a field goal against the Cowboys in Week 1. Points weren’t a problem for the Lions as Matthew Stafford threw four touchdowns in a […]


How to bet the 2017 NFC North

by John Ewing • August 30, 2017

The Bears are rebuilding, the Vikings and Lions will start below average quarterbacks, once again the division belongs to the Green Bay Packers. Here is how to bet the 2017 NFC North. Our projections are based on 10,000 simulations of the 2017 NFL season using team statistics and adjusting for Strength of Schedule. Division Odds […]


Which Super Bowl drought could come to an end in 2017?

by John Ewing • June 29, 2017

The Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. It is one of the worst losses in NFL history. Many fans will never get over coming so close to championship but at least the Falcons were playing for the title. There are 12 teams that haven’t been to […]


2017-18 NFC North Preview

by John Ewing • June 15, 2017

Welcome to Bet Labs 2017 NFL preview series where we will look at all eight of the league’s divisions. As part of the preview, we will highlight each team’s chances of winning their respective division and take a look at their season win total. To create our projections we simulated the 2017 NFL season 10,000 […]


Trend of the Week: Lions vs. Packers

by John Ewing • December 27, 2016

Context The NFC North will be decided in a winner-take-all Week 17 showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Both teams are 9-6 but Aaron Rodgers and the Pack are winners of five in a row while the Lions could finish the season on a three game losing streak. It all comes down […]


2016 NFL Trends Week 17

by John Ewing • December 27, 2016

There is incredible power in understanding how teams, players, leagues and markets have reacted to various scenarios. Using Bet Labs massive database of proprietary sports betting information you can easily build and explore data-driven betting systems. Each week we will provide a betting trend for every NFL game. Some trends will be team specific and […]


NFL Odds to Make the Playoffs 12.21.16

by John Ewing • December 21, 2016

Four teams, Patriots, Raiders, Cowboys and Seahawks, have locked up a postseason berth that leaves eight spots up for grabs. Which teams have value to make the playoffs? To determine if a team has value we look at what their current odds are to reach the postseason at 5Dimes and compare that to our projected […]