Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions: Sportsbook Picks for NFC North Battle
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are coming off a huge 22-0 shutout win over the Buffalo Bills. And while most people might think that this would be an occasion to celebrate, Rodgers took this window to criticize his team’s lack of offensive contribution. Specifically, Rodgers felt that the Pack should have scored 45 on Buffalo and failing to do so was a weakness on the part of the offense. Will we see an offensive turnaround in this NFL football betting weekend’s Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions matchup? Let’s check on the odds to see which legal bets are the most worthwhile this Sunday.
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions – Sunday, October 7th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Football Betting Odds:
Green Bay Packers
The Packers march into this Week 5 matchup sporting a 2-1-1 record that pegs them as the 2nd best team in the NFC North. Surprisingly, the division is currently led by the 3-1 Chicago Bears, who are coming off a monstrous 48-10 routing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nevertheless, the Packers have a chance to up their divisional stake this weekend by picking up an NFC North win over the Lions. It comes as a bit of a surprise to see such even-sided odds in this matchup, considering that Detroit is 1-3 this season. However, these two are 5-5 in their last 10 matchups, which proves that this matchup should come down to the wire. The Packers are coming off a beautiful defensive performance, shutting out a team that scored 27 on the Vikings. However, as aforementioned, Rodgers was rather displeased with the offense. From what he said at the podium, it looks like Rodgers is mostly displeased with the play calling. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of changes the Packers make as they prepare to face Matt Patricia’s defense.
Players to Watch: Aaron Rodgers (1,130 passing yards, 7 TD, 1 INT), Jamaal Williams (162 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Geronimo Allison (289 receiving yards, 2 TD, 1 F).
The Lions pounce into this weekend’s action flashing a weak 1-3 record that ranks them as the worst team in the NFC North. Detroit had high hopes that bringing in Matt Patricia, one of Belichick’s mentees, would put this team over the edge and get them into the playoffs. Unfortunately for Detroit, this Patricia team is having a tough time getting some traction. Their season opener saw them get blown out 48-17 by the Sam Darnold-led New York Jets. Having a rookie blow out a coach who’s supposed to be one of the greatest defensive minds in the game is quite a bummer. Especially when considering that Detroit was flirting with a playoff seed last season. Nevertheless, the Lions will vie to get their first NFC North win of the season at home this Sunday. The numbers suggest they should be able to keep up with the Pack. Right now Detroit is averaging 23.5 and giving up 28.5. The Pack on the other hand, is scoring 23.0 while giving up 20.8.
Players to Watch: Matthew Stafford (1,202 passing yards, 8 TD, 5 INT), Kerryon Johnson (216 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Golden Tate (389 receiving yards, 3 TD, 0 F).
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Betting Predictions
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Betting Picks
So which side should online mobile betting fans take in Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions matchup? The odds suggest this will be a tossup. However, it seems irrational to pick the Lions over the Packers, given how each side’s season is panning out. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 30-24 Green Bay.