NFL Vegas Betting Odds, Lines and Predictions: Detroit Lions Vs Green Bay Packers

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Detroit Lions (11-4)

Week 16 Top Performers:

  • Matthew Stafford:243 yards
  • Joique Bell: 74 yards and one touchdown  
  • Calvin Johnson: 103 yards

Factors to consider:

  • Both the Lions and the Packers are in the playoffs, however now they will be playing for a post-season bye week and home field advantage
  • Winner will win the division
  • Lions are headed to Lambeau Field in a tough NFC North divisional matchup
  • Cold Weather temperatures may play a factor for Detroit

Offensive Expectations:       

  • Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense face a Packers defense that is ranked 22nd in rush defense though 10th in pass defense
  • Despite their low rush defense ranking, Packers have improved in this area, though have a tough matchup against Joique Bell
  • Expect Calvin Jonson to have a big game as well (Johnson> 100 yards)

Defensive Expectations:

  • Lions have the #1 rush defense in the NFL, expect them to shutdown Eddie Lacy (good against big RB)
  • Passing defense is a slightly weaker (ranked 13th), consider the Packers receiver mix their biggest challenge, especially playing in Lambeau
  • Will have a tough time getting Aaron Rodgers off rhythm at home

Green Bay Packers (11-4)

Week 16 Top Performers:

  • Aaron Rodgers: 318 yards and one touchdown
  • Eddie Lacy: 99 yards and one touchdown
  • Randall Cobb: 131 yards

Factors to consider: 

  • Packers are coming off a road win in Tampa against the Buccaneers, improving their record to 11-4
  • Need a win to clinch post-season home field advantage
  • Playing at home, Packers are 7-0 in Lambeau Field

Offensive Expectations:       

  • Aaron Rodgers and the Packers faces a Lions Defense ranked 13th in pass defense; Despite this high ranking, the Packers are considered unstoppable in the passing game at home
  • Lions have the #1 rush defense, so don’t expect much from Eddie Lacy

Defensive Expectations:

  • Packers defense have a tough defensive challenge on Sunday
  • Biggest Challenge: Keeping tight coverage on Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate and Stopping the Lions diverse running game (Bell/Bush)

Detroit Lions (11-4) at Green Bay Packers (11-4)
When: Sunday, December 28th, 2014,
Time: 4:25pm (Eastern Time) 
Where:  Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Opening NFL oddsGreen Bay Packers -7 ½  
NFL Betting Odds from: Bovada

Matchup Trends
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit’s last 14 games
Green Bay is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Green Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Green Bay’s last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games
 
Next Week’s Matchups
Detroit Lions: Post-season or Bye Week
Green Bay Packers: Post-season or Bye Week
 
Sports Prediction
The Odds have opened the Packers as favorite with a 7 ½ point spread. Our team believes that the Underdog will win ATS. Lions have a good defense and we think, considering the circumstance, that this Defensive roster has the caliber to stop the Packers offense from winning over a touchdown. That said, we recommend going with Detroit Lions +7 ½  provided by Bovada.

 

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