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NFL Betting: Lions are Ice-Cold ATS

Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are set to square off on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in Week 9 of the NFL slate with both sides mired in some tough times. It’s been a year to forget for the Lions, who are just 1-7 SU. Detroit has been an awful play this year when it comes to covering the spread, going just 1-7 ATS at the midway point of the season.

Shark Bites
  • The Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last five games as underdogs against the Packers.
  • The Packers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games at home.
  • The Lions are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games as underdogs in November.

Green Bay’s return to Wisconsin couldn’t come at a better time. The Pack are coming off consecutive losses to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers and have looked mediocre in just about every aspect of the game.

Green Bay’s defense has allowed 96 points over its last three games—a big reason a boiling point occurred on Sunday which saw multiple Packers defenders have a scuffle on the sidelines.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Green Bay Packers were -11-point favorites at odds maker shops such as Bovada at open, but the spread has now shifted to -12. The total opened at 48 and has since moved to 49.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 27-18 victory for the Packers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Green Bay Packers have seen them go 6-2 and 5-3 ATS so far this season, while the Detroit Lions are at 1-7 and 1-7 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Detroit Lions are 5-3, while the Green Bay Packers are 3-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Green Bay Packers rated this week at No. 6 and the Detroit Lions sitting at No. 31.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Green Bay Packers No. 10-ranked offense (25.38 PPG) against a Detroit Lions defense that ranks No. 32 at 30.62 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 225.25 yards per game, less than the Lions give up through the air (252.12 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Detroit Lions feature the league's No. 30-rated road run defense, allowing 152.5 yards per game. The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Chiefs as Kansas City blasted them 45-10 in Week 8 action.

Aaron Rodgers beat the Panthers secondary for 4 TDs last time out, but the Packers lost to Carolina 37-29 at Bank of America Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Detroit is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Green Bay is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Green Bay is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay's last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Oakland, Sunday, November 22nd
Green Bay at Minnesota, Sunday, November 22nd