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Green Bay Packers At Detroit Lions Picks & Betting Predictions
Technically, the Green Bay Packers are arriving in Detroit with nothing to play for. The Lions, meanwhile, are playing out the string.
With the Packers having already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, expect to see plenty of Green Bay second stringers. This is getting notice from betting sites. The 13-3 Packers are just 2.5-point favorites over the 2-13-1 Lions in the NFL picks.
Take a look at Lions vs Packers odds, injury report, betting lines and more.
Packers vs Lions Key Matchups
Who’s Playing?: With a bye week next week, Packers coach Matt LaFleur insists he’ll be playing his starters for at least part of the game. Lions QB Jared Goff (knee) has missed the past two games. Backup Tim Boyle has thrown four picks in his place.
Rodgers Rules The North: Green Bay has won three straight NFC North Division titles. The last two seasons, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has owned this group. He has thrown for 36 touchdowns against zero interceptions during 11 divisional games the past two seasons. His passer rating is 131.8.
Can Packers Shut Down St. Brown?: A bright spot for the Lions this season is rookie WR Amon-Ra St. Brown. Over the last five games, he’s made 43 receptions for 451 yards and four TDs. He’s also run for a TD.
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5 Key Packers vs Lions Stats
5: Rushing TDs by Packers RB A.J. Dillon in the past seven games. He scored twice in his first 20 NFL games.
6: Interceptions this season by Lions CB Amani Oruwariye, which is third in the NFL. He’ll miss the season finale with a thumb injury.
12: Number of games this season in which Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has 2+ TD passes and zero interceptions. That’s an NFL single-season record.
1,000+: Yards from scrimmage for Lions RB D'Andre Swift. He’s the first Lions RB with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in a season since Joique Bell in 2014.
31: Games with 100+ yards receiving by Packers WR Davante Adams. In franchise history, only James Lofton (32) has more.
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Packers vs Lions Moneyline
When it comes to the moneyline, NFL betting loves the Packers. Green Bay is 13-2 straight up over the past 15 games and 9-1 SU in the last 10 games against NFC teams. The Pack is also 5-0 SU in the last five games against the Lions and 4-2 SU in their last six games at Detroit.
The Lions have won just two of their last 20 games and only three of their last 19 home games. At sportsbooks, the Packers are set as -146 away favorites. That’s a good number to get on the best team in the NFC. Take it.
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Packers vs Lions Point Spread
Not surprisingly, Green Bay is an outstanding 12-4-0 against the spread this season. The Packers show an ATS record of 8-3 in their 11 games as a favorite of 2.5 points or more during the 2021-22 season. Surprisingly, the Lions are 10-6 this season against the spread, among the top teams in the NFL.
Detroit is also 10-6 ATS in games when they’ve been an underdog of 2.5 or more points. The Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games but they’re 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against Detroit. Take the Lions and the points in the NFL spreads.
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Packers vs Lions Totals
The total has gone over in five of Green Bay’s last six games. The over was the play in five of the Pack’s last six games when facing an NFC North opponent. However, just seven of the Packers’ 16 games this season have gone over. Detroit is 6-10 on the total this season. Ten of the Lions’ last 14 games have gone under.
The over has proven to be the winning play in eight of the past 12 games between Detroit and Green Bay. For this game, betting apps are setting the bar at a very low 43 points. That makes the over the way to go.
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