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2022 NFL Playoffs Odds: Detroit Lions are the Most Popular Bet to Make the Playoffs

The 2022 NFL season is right around the corner. One of the most popular bets is the Detroit Lions to make the playoffs. Here's a look at the current 2022 NFL playoffs odds.
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We are under a month away from the start of the NFL season. The preseason is underway already and we're getting into the second week of preseason action as the hot summer nights are beginning to feel more and more like the cool fall nights of autumn.

Before the season starts, people tend to look at some season props, as one should. A very popular bet is whether or not a team will make the playoffs or not. This year, when looking at the 2022 NFL playoffs odds, the most popular bets are a little surprising.

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  1. Detroit Lions - to make the playoffs
  2. New York Jets - to make the playoffs
  3. New Orleans Saints - to make the playoffs

Detroit Lions 2022 NFL Playoffs (+500) (Bet $100 to win $500)

The Detroit Lions, at +500, are the most popular pick to make the playoffs in 2022. For some context, the Lions haven't made the playoffs since 2016 and since the year 2000, they have only made the playoffs three times.

So why the change? Well, people love Dan Campbell. The Lions went 3-13-1 in 2021 but they were a pretty fun 3-13-1 on the season. Amon-Ra St. Brown looks like an exciting weapon on offense and then in the draft, the Lions traded up for Jameson Williams. That's a deadly one-two punch for Jared Goff.

Also, how can we forget about the number two overall pick, Aidan Hutchinson? He should add a valuable impact to that Lions defense when he is screaming off the edge. Something they clearly missed last season.

The Lions win total is set at 6.5 and they are given a 55.56% chance to hit the over this year. Green Bay is obviously a massive favorite to win the division but could the Lions sneak into a playoff spot?

They have the fifth easiest schedule according to Sharp Football Analysis so maybe, just maybe, the Lions will be punching their ticket to the postseason this year.

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OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.

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