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Lions vs. Packers Thanksgiving Odds

The Green Bay Packers are expected to be without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers once again this week as they try to beat the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.

The Packers are 5-0 both SU and ATS in their past five games against the Lions, albeit with Rodgers at the helm. Without their starting QB the Packers have three losses and a tie in their past four games. The Lions have lost two games in a row and will also be looking to get back on track on Thursday afternoon.

The UNDER is on a three-game run in Packers vs. Lions games.

The Lions sport a record of 6-5 and 5-6 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Packers sit at 5-5-1 and 5-5-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 6-5 for the Lions and 5-6 for the Packers.

View Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Lions in this one found them as -3.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 50 over at TopBet.

The game pits the Lions, currently No. 17 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Packers, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 25-24 victory for the Packers.

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Last time out, Matthew Stafford threw for 3 scores and 297 yards in a failed effort to defeat Tampa Bay at Ford Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 26 PPG, against a Packers defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 24.09 PPG. The Lions aerial game is averaging 308.36 yards per game, more than the Packers secondary allows through the air, 244.18 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Packers own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 81.6 yards per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 13 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Packers at Lions trends to consider:
Green Bay is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Green Bay is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Green Bay's last 8 games
Green Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Detroit is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Green Bay home to Atlanta, Sunday, December 8th
Detroit at Philadelphia, Sunday, December 8th

 

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