Kickoff for this matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions is set for 12:30 PM ET. The game will be played in Detroit, MI at Ford Field with FOX carrying television coverage. The Lions are favored by 7.5 points at home in this NFC North contest. Can they secure a home victory and cover the spread?
GREEN BAY PACKERS VS DETROIT LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Green Bay Packers +7.5
This game will be played at Ford Field at 12:30 ET on Thursday, November 23rd.
WHY BET THE GREEN BAY PACKERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 24-19 in favor of the Lions.
- Our projections have Jordan Love finishing with 211.638 passing yards on 19.816/33.505 passing.
- The Lions are projected to finish with 352 yards of offense compared to the 307 yards for the Packers.
Will Green Bay Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
With an overall record of 4-6, the Packers are 3rd in the NFC-North. This record also has them 8th in the NFC. On the road, Green Bay is 1-4 compared to a record of 3-2 at home. When it comes to the spread, the Packers come in at 5-5. Going into week 12, their scoring margin per game is 0.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Packers currently hold an average of 20.2 points per game, which places them at 19th in the NFL. This season, the Green Bay’s passing offense is 17th in passing attempts. Their average of 217.5 passing yards per contest, has them 19th in the NFL.
On a per-attempt basis, the Packers average 4 yards while carrying the ball an average of 25.2 times per game. Regarding rushing yardage, they are 20th in the league.
When it comes to turnovers, the Green Bay defense has forced nine takeaways, putting them 10th in the NFL. Overall, they are allowing 20.2 points per game and yielding 327.9 yards.
Will the Lions Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
This week will be the Lions’ 7th game against an NFC opponent. Their overall record is 8-2 while going 5-1 against other teams in the NFC. In the standings, Detroit is 1st in the division and 2nd in the NFC. The Lions’ current scoring margin stands at +4.3, which has them coming in with a 7-3 ATS record.
At home, the Lions are averaging 30 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 27.2 points per game. In the league, Detroit is 6th in overall scoring. This season, the Detroit passing offense is 7th in passing attempts. Their average of 263 passing yards per contest is 4th compared to other teams.
With an average of 136.6 rushing yards per game, the Lions currently rank 5th in the NFL. This figure is based on 29.7 rushing attempts (7th).
With a matchup against the Packers’ offense, the Lions defense has allowed an average of 22.9 points per game so far. They currently are 16th in quarterback hits and are allowing 313.0 yards per contest.