Lions vs Jets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 15 (Lions Claw Their Way to Yet Another Victory)

Devon Platana
Detroit Lions vs New York Jets prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game.
Detroit Lions vs New York Jets prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game. / AP Photos/Duane Burleson
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Lions vs Jets Week 15 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Detroit Lions (6-7, 2-3 Away) vs. New York Jets (7-6, 3-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium — East Rutherford, NJ
Coverage: CBS

Week 15 of the 2022 NFL season includes an inter-conference meeting between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets.

After a slow start to the season, the Lions are surging, most recently beating the Minnesota Vikings, 34-23, last week. Meanwhile, the Jets' losses have begun piling up, losing 20-12 to the Buffalo Bills to mark their third loss in the last four tries.

Can the Lions continue adding to their newfound momentum? Or are the Jets ready to break out of their slump at Detroit's expense?

Lions vs Jets Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DET: (-106) | NYJ: (-110)
Spread: DET: -1 (-105) | NYJ: +1 (-115)
Total: 44.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Jets enter this contest as slight favorites on the moneyline, whereas the Lions are favored at -1 on the spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This matchup also features an over/under of 44.5, which is in the middle of the Week 15 totals. 

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Lions vs Jets Prediction & Pick

The Lions have looked terrific on both sides of the ball lately. First of all, the 32.2 points they've averaged over the last five games is second to only the Dallas Cowboys (35.4) over that stretch. Secondly, Detroit's defense has made some serious improvements, holding opponents to 20.3 points over the last six games compared to a 32.1 PPG clip in the first seven games.

The Jets have also been tough to assess lately. Losing three of their last four games doesn't help, especially when they were held to 12 or fewer points in two of those losses. There's also the fact that, two weeks ago, New York lost to the same Vikings team that the Lions beat without issue.

Right now, I'm riding with the hot hand, which happens to be the Lions in this case.

Final Score Prediction: Lions: 28 | Jets: 23

Lions vs Jets Betting Trends

- Detroit is 6-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The Jets are 1-5 straight up in their last six games in December.
- The total has hit the over in four of Detroit's last five games.
- The total has hit the over in four of the last five Jets-Lions matchups.

Lions vs Jets Best Bet

With the odds being what they are, we have a pick 'em situation on our hands. Again, I'm going with the team that's played better lately and that happens to be the Lions. They look like a team that can seriously challenge for a playoff spot, whereas the Jets look somewhat lost over the last month.

In terms of value, it makes the most sense to back the Lions on the spread.

Bet: Lions -1 (-105)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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