18+ NFL Betting: Chiefs vs. Lions Odds For Thursday Night Football

Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions

The wait is over. Tonight at 8:20 PM, streaming on Amazon Prime, the opening game of the NFL season begins. There are NFL betting lines posted for all Week 1 games at the 18+ sportsbooks we frequent.

Each site included in our list of online 18+ sportsbook reviews is favoring the Kansas City Chiefs to best the Detroit Lions tonight.

The Chiefs are favored by 4.5 points at most books. Before gamblers go rushing off to bet on Kansas City to cover, the Lions are actually supposed to be pretty decent this year.

Jared Goff performed well enough to get another shot in Detroit this season. NFL prop bets are currently suggesting statistics for Goff that will place him among the middle of the pack or better among the league’s quarterbacks.

Jared Goff Total Interceptions 2023 Regular Season

  • Under 11.5 Interceptions -140
  • Over 11.5 Interceptions +110

Jared Goff Total Passing Yards 2023 Regular Season

  • Over 3950.5 Pass Yards -115
  • Under 3950.5 Pass Yards -115

Jared Goff Total TD Passes 2023 Regular Season

  • Over 25.5 TD Passes -115
  • Under 25.5 TD Passes -115

Detroit has also revamped their running back room this year. D’Andre Swift has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, and Jamaal Williams is now a member of the New Orleans Saints.

In their place now stands the potent combination of David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs. Montgomery played his first four seasons with the Chicago Bears and is a proven all-purpose threat at RB.

David Montgomery Rushing Touchdowns 2023 Regular Season

  • Over 5.5 Rushing TD’s -120
  • Under 5.5 Rushing TD’s -110

David Montgomery Rushing Yards 2023 Regular Season

  • Over 725.5 Rushing Yards -120
  • Under 725.5 Rushing Yards -110

Gibbs is the 12th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft at looks to carve out as much time as possible in the Lions’ backfield. The healthy competition and improved depth should provide Goff and company plenty of relief this season.

Jahmyr Gibbs Rushing And Receiving Yards 2023 Regular Season

  • Under 1100.5 Rush & Rec Yards -140
  • Over 1100.5 Rush & Rec Yards +110

The above props imply that this runningback tandem will be a major focus of Detroit’s offense.

The Lions look to build on a strong effort from last year and have their sights set on winning the NFC North. They are the team garnering the best odds to win the division at NFL betting sites, ranking slightly ahead of the Minnesota Vikings.

Divisional projections include a loss to KC tonight, so expect those NFL odds on the Lions to shift drastically if they win their opening game. That’s all the more reason to get your Lions bets submitted right now, because calling your shot early rewards more at the pay window.

ESPN, BetOnline Sportsbook (BetOnline.AG Review)