|2013 NFL NFC North Week 5 Odds & Point Spread: Lions vs. Packers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 03 October 2013 16:00|
Lions vs. Packers Odds
Green Bay is 1-2 overall, 1-0 at home and 1-2 against the spread. Detroit is 3-1 overall, 1-1 on the road and 3-1 against the spread. The Packers have won four straight over the Lions and Detroit hasn’t won in Green Bay since 1993.
Trends show that the Lions are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 against the Packers and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games at Green Bay. These two have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Packers are favored at home, as they have odds of -7.5 points against the Lions. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Packers favored by 7.5 points. The spread dropped to 7 and raised up to 8 during the week before returning to its opening mark. The over/under total opened at 52 points and has since made the steady climb to 53.5.
Green Bay is coming off a bye week. It entered the bye coming off a 34-30 loss at Cincinnati. The Packers have had plenty of offense, averaging 454.7 yards per game. The problem for Green Bay is its defense, which is giving up 404.3 yards per game, including 311 passing yards per game. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns in three games. Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and James Jones each have over 200 receiving yards on the season.
Detroit is off to a 3-1 start thanks to a 40-32 win over Chicago last week. The Lions have had all of their games decided by 10 points or less. The Lions’ offense is posting 404.8 yards per game, including 309 passing yards per game. Defensively, the Lions are giving up 378.8 yards per game, but the unit has forced 11 turnovers. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,262 yards and seven scores to lead the offense while Reggie Bush has 254 rushing yards and 179 receiving yards. Calvin Johnson has added 21 catches for 312 yards and four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Detroit cornerback Chris Houston (leg) is questionable, as is defensive back Rashean Mathis (concussion). Green Bay cornerback Jarrett Bush (hamstring) and cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring) are both questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Packers, as they are getting 57% of the wagers with a point spread of -7.5 against Detroit on Sunday.