3* NFL Early *Marquee Matchup*
Detroit vs. Green Bay,
01/01/2012 13:00 EDT,
Score: 41 - 45
Point Spread: -3½/-115 Detroit
3* NFL Early *Marquee Matchup* on Lions -3.5
Having already wrapped up the No. 1 seed, the Packers switch their focus to entering the playoffs healthy. They have no incentive to give their starters big minutes today, especially against a Lions team with plenty of motivation.
Detroit has clinched its first playoff berth since 1999 but would seemingly have a better matchup in the postseason should it earn the No. 5 seed. With a win or an Atlanta loss, the Lions would face either Dallas or New York instead of traveling to New Orleans or San Francisco. In addition, the Lions have lost 20 in a row in Lambeau and want to see that streak come to an end today.
The Lions are 8-1 ATS when out to avenge a loss over the last 2 seasons, winning these games by an average score of 22.1 to 17.8. Lay the points.