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TNF: Surging Lions vs Slumping Packers

What has happened to the Green Bay Packers? After winning six straight to start the NFL campaign the green and gold have dropped four of their last five ahead of their Thursday Night Football clash versus the Detroit Lions in the Motor City. Detroit toppled Green Bay 18-16 in Wisconsin in Week 10—the first time the Lions won at Lambeau Field in 24 years.

Shark Bites
  • The Packers are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against the Lions.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Packers' last eight games.
  • The Lions are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games after consecutive wins.

Green Bay is coming off a 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day, while the Lions were on the other side of the fence on turkey day thanks to a 45-14 pummeling of the Philadelphia Eagles. Detroit has come out of nowhere to win three in a row after starting the season 1-7.

Home field advantage has been huge when these NFC North rivals have met, as visiting sides are just 1-5 SU and ATS in the last six contests between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Green Bay Packers were listed as -5.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 47.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 30-17 win for the Lions on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit will face the 7-4 Green Bay Packers, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lions are 6-5 so far this season while the Packers are 3-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Green Bay injuries news.

The game pits the Detroit Lions, currently No. 22 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Green Bay Packers, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 20.91 PPG, against a Packers defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 19.55 PPG. The Lions aerial game is averaging 270.45 yards per game, more than the Packers secondary allows through the air, 248.64 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Green Bay Packers feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 130 yards per game. The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, ranks No. 27 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Green Bay got a 105-yard performance from Eddie Lacy, but Chicago prevailed 17-13.

Last time out, Matthew Stafford threw for 5 scores and 337 yards in leading his team past Philadelphia at Ford Field.

Betting Trends
  • Green Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Green Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Green Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Green Bay's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Green Bay home to Dallas, Sunday, December 13th
Detroit at St. Louis, Sunday, December 13th

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