Lions vs. Packers Total Pick
What can we expect from the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions when the two NFC North rivals meet up this Sunday at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
311 Detroit Lions vs. 312 Green Bay Packers
Sunday, December 30, 2018
1PM ET – Lambeau Field
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Packers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -8 points against the Lions. The over/under total for the game is listed at 44 points. The public betting for this game currently has 68 percent going on the Packers at home.
Lions unable to score
The Detroit Lions are coming off a 27-9 loss at home to the Minnesota Vikings last week for their fourth loss in five games. They have scored 17 points or less in five straight. The Lions are 5-10 overall, 2-5 on the road, 8-7 against the spread and 9-6 with the under. They have hit the under in six straight and eight of their last nine.
Detroit is really struggling to do much on offense, as the Lions average just 19.5 points and 322.3 yards per game this season. Their defense is giving up 24 points and 345.7 yards per contest. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3,511 yards and 19 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. Kenny Golladay is his leading receiver with 70 receptions for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns. The Detroit defense has picked up 40 sacks this season. Jarrad Davis is leading the unit with 92 tackles and five sacks.
Packers grab OT win
Despite the lack of any playoff hopes, the Green Bay Packers picked up a 44-38 OT win over the Jets in New York last week to avoid going 0-8 on the road in 2018. The Packers are 6-8-1 overall, 5-1-1 at home, 6-8-1 against the spread and 8-7 with the over.
Green Bay is putting up 25.1 points and 382 yards per game on offense this season despite a lot of injuries throughout the year. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 4,416 yards and 25 touchdowns with two interceptions. Davante Adams has added 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, the Packers are giving up 24.6 points and 351.2 yards per game. Blake Martinez has led the unit with 132 tackles and five sacks.
NFL Betting Trends
The Lions have hit the under in five straight conference games and in four straight games in December.
The Packers are 22-8 with the over in their last 30 conference games and 15-5 with the over in their last 20 games following a win.
The Lions aren’t a team looking to get too exciting on offense. They have gone very conservative with their play calling and looking to limit possessions. Green Bay has the ability to move the ball, but the Detroit defense has been playing pretty respectable while the Detroit offense mails it in. I think these two will struggle to get to 44 points on Sunday.
NFL Prediction: Lions/Packers Under 44