A clear difference can be seen with the Packers compared to last year. New head coach Matt LaFleur has brought desperately needed enthusiasm and credibility to a franchise that went stale. Green Bay is coming off a statement-making win at Dallas and is flexing a championship pose. In the same way, the Lions have also shown Pro Football betting promise. Detroit is beginning to take shape under second-year head coach Matt Patricia. The offense has been the strength of the Lions thus far. Of great concern is a defense that has been wildly inconsistent.
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
|Date and Time:||Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:15 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Lions vs. Packers TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Overview
Detroit has an offshore betting record of 2-1-1 straight up, 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 over the total. Last week the Lions were on a bye that followed a tough 34-30 home loss to Kansas City as 7.5-point dogs. Detroit ranks eighth for total offense but 237th for defense.
Now Green Bay is 4-1 both straight up and with the odds with three overs. The Pack prevailed impressively at Dallas last week 34-24 as 3.5-point dogs. As a result, Green Bay leads the NFC North. Green Bay’s offense is a work in progress that ranks 13th for scoring. Defensively the Packers have been more impressive and rank eighth for points allowed.
Key Lions: QB Matthew Stafford (62% COMP, 1122 YDS, 8.0 AVG, 9 TD, 2 INT, 7 SACK, 102.6 RTG), RB Kenyon Johnson (74 ATT, 251 YDS, 3.4 AVG, 1 TD), WR Marvin Jones Jr (18 REC, 277 YDS, 15.4 AVG, 1 TD), PK Matt Prater (7-9 FG, 10-11 XP)
Key Packers: QB Aaron Rodgers (1307 YDS, 63% COMP, 7.3 AVG, 6 TD, 1 INT, 10 SACK, 93.4 RTG), RB Aaron Jones (78 ATT, 302 YDS, 3.9 AVG, 8 TD), WR Davante Adams (25 REC, 378 YDS, 15.1 AVG, 0 TD), PK Mason Crosby (7-8 FG, 14-14 XP)
Detroit and Green Bay with the Odds
The Lions are:
- 7-3 against the spread on the road
- 6-4 over the total in their last 10 away games
- 7-4 with the odds head to head vs. Green Bay
- 6-1 over the total with the Packers
- 4-4-1 with the number at the NFC North
- 3-2 over the total at the NFC North
The Packers are:
- 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games at Lambeau Field
- 3-4 under the total in their last seven home games
- 6-4 with the odds at home vs. the NFC North
- 5-3 over the total at Lambeau Field vs. the NFC North
- 1-3 on the board at home against the Lions
- 3-4 under the total head to head at Lambeau Field vs. Detroit
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Pro Football Betting Picks
In this situation, the Lions may bring a better Pro Football betting value. Green Bay is a “public” team that will carry a price somewhat higher than what is justified. As was previously noted Detroit has been able to come away with the cash at Lambeau Field.
Lions vs. Packers Pro Football Betting Pick: Detroit Lions
Lions vs. Packers Pro Football Betting Score Prediction: Lions 27, Packers 28