Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers 10/14/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers 10/14/2019- The Detroit Lions (2-1-1) are pouncing on the Green Bay Packers (4-1) in a highly anticipated matchup between two decent teams. Sports betting sites have conflicting predictions regarding the outcome. It’s no surprise as the pendulum could swing either way in favor of these two very capable NFL powerhouses.
Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers 10/14/2019
The Detroit Lions fought a valiant game against the Kansas City Chiefs in their last matchup but still lost with a 34-30 scoreboard. Kerryon Johnson was TD-less despite his 26 carries which gained the team 126 yards. Marvin Jones Jr. received the ball 3 times for 77 yards, averaging a respectable 25.7 yards per reception. QB Matthew Stafford was nothing short of amazing with his 21/34 performance and 3 tossed TDs. He also dished out 291 air yards, ending the game with no interceptions. The Lions earned major yards via rushing. 186 of their 438 total yards were due to rushing alone. They ran the ball with an averaging of 5.3 yards per rush. The Lions secured 29 first downs which were only weighed down by 8 penalties that cost 48 yards.
The defense was tight, allowing the opponent only 24 out of 42 throw attempts for a completion rate of 57%. Despite this, they garnered 3 turnovers and gave way to a total of 438 yards. It was a should-have-been-win game for the Lions, who have shown time and again that they are able to catch up and surpass their opponent’s score. Their rushing numbers are no small feat either. The one thing they need to improve on is their defense. This may be the missing link that can help them achieve the trifecta of solid offense, solid defense, and varied tactics.
Players to watch: Matthew Stafford 141 ATT 88 CMP 1122 YDS 9 TD; Kerryon Johnson 74 CAR 251 YDS 3.4 AVG 1 TD; J.D. McKissic 7 CAR 76 YDS 10.9 AVG 0 TD; Marvin Jones 18 REC 277 YDS 15.4 AVG 1 TDS; Kenny Golladay 19 REC 243 YDS 12.8 AVG 4 TDS; T.J. Hockenson 11 REC 166 YDS 15.1 AVG 2 TDS; Danny Amendola 11 REC 141 YDS 12.8 AVG 1 TDS
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have just come from a rousing finish against the Dallas Cowboys, notching a 34-24 scoreboard. QB Aaron Rodgers wasn’t able to score any passing touchdowns, but he contributed with 22/34 at 238 passing yards. Aaron Jones was a powerhouse who led the team in both rushing and receiving. His 19 carries culminated in a game-winning 4 TDs, with his longest run clocked at 18 yards. He also caught the ball 7 times, resulting in a 75-yard tally. The Packers rushed for 29 out of their 65 total plays. Their running offense helped them gain yards out of their 335 total yards for the game. Their 24 first downs were not dimmed by their 9 penalties. For the defensive department, the Packers were decent with 27 out of 44 attempts connected for the opponent.
This translated to a 61% completion rate and 441 yards. With regards to the rush, the Packers allowed 21 runs with 122 yards gained for the opponent. Overall, the Packers gave up 563 yards and 3 turnovers. While having only average offensive capability, the Packers are still able to score because of their very versatile approach on the field. They can focus on throwing, rushing, or a mixture of both. However, they still need to work on their rush tactics, as they are in danger of bowing down to a team that has a tight throw defense.
Players to watch: Aaron Rodgers 180 ATT 113 CMP 1307 YDS 6 TD; Aaron Jones 78 CAR 302 YDS 3.9 AVG 8 TD 19 REC 150 YDS 7.9 AVG Jamaal Williams 26 CAR 87 YDS 3.3 AVG 0 TD; Davante Adams 25 REC 378 YDS 15.1 AVG 0 TDS; Marquez Valdes-Scantling 17 REC 235 YDS 13.8 AVG 1 TDS; Jimmy Graham 12 REC 132 YDS 11 AVG 2 TDS
Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Green Bay Packers
Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Betting Picks
Best sportsbook review sites are banking on a Green Bay win with a dominant 29.6 versus 17.5 scoreboards. The team will go on to cover the spread, and the total will go over.