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Monday Night Football Betting Preview: Lions Have Dropped 25 of 26 at Lambeau Field

Life without Aaron Rodgers didn’t exactly start out smoothly for the Green Bay Packers, but the Brett Hundley-led green and gold will have another opportunity to get back on track when they welcome the archrival Detroit Lions to Lambeau Field in the Week 9 edition of Monday Night Football.

MyBookie opened the Lions as 2.5-point road favorites with a total of 43.

Shark Bites
  • The Packers are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Lions’ last 10 games on the road.
  • The Packers are 6-1 SU in their last seven games vs divisional opponents.

It’s tough to find many sure things in the NFL these days, but the Lions failing to get the job done in Wisconsin is one. Detroit has only won once at Lambeau Field since 1991, with the sole triumph coming on November 15, 2015. Packers kicker Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal as time expired to give the Lions the win. Including 2015, the Lions are now 1-25 SU in their past 26 in Green Bay.

The Lions did everything they could vs Pittsburgh in Week 8 but still came away with a 20-15 setback on Sunday Night Football. The main reason for the loss was Detroit’s inability to convert in the red zone, as the club failed to score a touchdown on its five trips there. Detroit ran 16 red-zone plays without scoring a touchdown, the most plays run by any team there this season without collecting six points.

That loss was something Lions fans and bettors have gotten used to, as the squad is a measly 3-14 SU in its last 17 night games.

The aforementioned stat regarding Green Bay’s dominance over Detroit is certainly interesting, but this is simply not the same Packers team without Rodgers around. Hundley, a 2015 fifth-round pick, finished an ugly 12-for-25 for 87 yards and an interception in a 26-17 home loss to the Saints in Week 7 – his first NFL start. The Pack will be well-rested coming off the bye, but banking on Hundley to put up solid numbers is a big gamble after his showings against Minnesota and New Orleans.

UNDER bettors will be paying close attention to this one. In the Lions’ last 10 road games, the UNDER is 8-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Green Bay Packers in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 43.

A 21-19 result in favor of the Lions was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. 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

The Detroit Lions will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 3-4 against the spread this season, while the Green Bay Packers are 3-4 ATS. Detroit is 4-3 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Green Bay is 4-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark, it's the No. 12-rated Packers and the No. 21-rated Lions in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Green Bay Packers' No. 11-ranked offense (23.43 PPG) against a Detroit Lions defense that ranks No. 25 at 24.14 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 208.43 yards per game, less than the Lions give up through the air (254.71 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Lions own the league's No. 17-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 114 yards per game when on the road. Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matthew Stafford led the way last time out for the Lions, connecting for 423 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 20-15 loss to the Steelers at Ford Field.

In their last game, Green Bay got a 131-yard performance from Aaron Jones, but New Orleans prevailed 26-17.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit's last 18 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Green Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Green Bay is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Green Bay's last 14 games
  • Green Bay is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Cleveland, Sunday, November 12
Green Bay at Chicago, Sunday, November 12