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Lions visit Packers in Week 17 battle

Detroit LionsGreen Bay Packers
Jan 1, 1:00 PM | Grass of Lambeau Field

Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Odds

10-5TEAM RECORD14-1

On Dec. 15, 1991, when Detroit beat the Packers for the third straight time at Lambeau Field, they had no idea it would be a generation before it happened again.

Since then, the Lions have lost 20 straight at Green Bay and only covered the spread five times. In Week 17, with both teams in the playoffs, the chance for Detroit to repeat that long-ago victory is here.

Watch for the opening point spread here and it will move through the week as coaches disclose which players will rest in this NFC North battle.

Of note, the Lions have played 8 straight Week 17 OVERs.

View Detroit vs Green Bay Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Packers - Lions odds would favor the Packers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Green Bay is rated No. 11 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Lions sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 40-33 win for the Packers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Green Bay's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 34.3 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 22.8 PPG. The Packers aerial game is averaging 297 yards per game, more than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 224 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Lions feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 119.6 yards per game. Green Bay, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

The Lions were a 38-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Chargers. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. Matthew Stafford dusted the Chargers secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Lions defeated San Diego 38-10 at Ford Field.

The Packers were a 35-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bears. They covered the 13–point spread as favorites, while the total score (56) made winners of OVER bettors. Aaron Rodgers dusted the Bears secondary for 5 TDs last time out as the Packers defeated Chicago 35-21 at Lambeau Field.

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in January are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 5-5

Green Bay Packers Trends:
When playing in January are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the division are 9-1

A few Lions at Packers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Green Bay
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Green Bay is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games
Green Bay is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Detroit

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