|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe Detroit Lions will be hosting the Green Bay Packers this weekend at Ford Field. The two NFC North rivals will be playing in a matchup that has been dominated by the Packers over the years. However, the Lions have been catching up quite a bit in the team's post-Matt Millen era and have become more of a challenge for people to watch for in this coming season.
The Packers have won eight of their last ten games with the Lions. However, the last match between the two came this past November when the Lions won 40-10 at home with a -7 spread. This was the first time in five games in the series that the Lions were favored to win. The home team has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five matches while the Packers have gone 5-1 ATS in the recent games in the series.
The Lions had three straight wins but lost their last game to Carolina 24-7. The Lions had a +1 line for the game and were under the 43.5 over/under for the game. They have only beaten the spread once in their last six regular season games.
The Packers had a push on their last game. They were listed at -7 against the New York Jets and came from behind to get a 31-24 win. They also beat the over/under that had been listed at 46.5. The Packers have gone at the over in seven of their last ten games. They have also gone over on their last four road games, their last six September games and all but one of their most recent six games after an ATS loss.
The Detroit Lions are the favorites to win the game albeit not by too much. The Lions are listed at -2.5 for the game. The Lions are also at -140 for a straight up win. Meanwhile, the Packers have a slight underdog status with a moneyline bet for +120 to win the game. Also, the over/under for the game is listed at 53 points for the entire event.