The Green Bay Packers will attempt to snap a four-game losing streak when they go on the road to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions.
Green Bay is 3-5 on the year after a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills, they’ve lost four straight games, and are in danger of missing the playoffs through eight weeks.
Detroit has lost their last five games after starting 1-1, and have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. A 31-27 loss to the Dolphins dropped the Lions to 1-6, and they find themselves squarely in No.1 overall pick territory.
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Packers vs Lions Odds
As of Wednesday morning, the Packers are a 3.5-point favorite on the road over the Lions in an interesting matchup between two struggling NFC North opponents. The total is set at 50 as of this writing, which is one of the highest totals in the NFL this week.
Packers vs Lions Implied Totals
Packers 26.75, Lions 23.25
The oddsmakers expect the Packers to get the win over the Lions on the road in a close, high-scoring game.
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Packers vs Lions Prediction
Packers 31, Lions 23
Both of these teams have struggled in the last couple of weeks and are looking to snap losing streaks.
The Packers anticipated taking a step back after the loss of Davante Adams this offseason, but it’s been even worse than imagined.
Green Bay is scoring just 18.1 points per game and is in the bottom 10 of the NFL in scoring offense this season. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been bad, but he hasn’t been his normal self. He has thrown four interceptions, which is the same amount he threw all of last season.
The duo of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon have split duties in the run-game, combining for 930 yards but just two scores.
The Lions’ problems this season have stemmed from a defense that has been unable to get stops and is currently last in the NFL in total defense (421.3 yards per game) and scoring defense (32.1 points per game).
On the other hand, the Jared Goff-led offense has been a pleasant surprise for Detroit. The Lions are top five in the NFL in scoring offense and Goff has thrown for 1,904 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those are both top-10 marks and he’s 13th in the league with a 55.1 QBR.
Goff will be without his favorite target T.J. Hockenson, who the Lions surprisingly traded to the Vikings hours before the trade deadline. Hockenson led the team in targets (43), yards (395), and touchdowns (3).
Packers vs Lions Bet Tips
Here are some Packers vs Lions betting trends to consider before placing your bets:
- Green Bay are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games.
- Green Bay are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against Detroit.
- The total has gone Over in nine of Detroit’s last 13 games against Green Bay.
- Detroit are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against NFC North opponents.
Packers vs Lions Best Bets
Packers -3.5 (-110) at WynnBet Sportsbook
Both of these teams are struggling, but the Packers simply have the better roster and need a win to keep their playoff chances alive.
They’ve won five of their last six against Detroit and did look improved last week in the loss to the Bills. The Packers have plenty to figure out across the next couple of months, and it starts with a win in Detroit.
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Over 50 Total Points (-110) at WynnBet Sportsbook
The Lions just don’t have a defense that is capable of stopping the Packers’ offense, even though it hasn’t been a normal Aaron Rodgers-led offense this season.
The Lions are the worst defense in football and this is an opportune “get right" game for the Packers offense. The Lions should be able to put up plenty of points of their own in this high-scoring NFC North battle.
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