Packers vs Lions Odds and Predictions : The Green Bay Packers (9-3) will be looking to continue their top form after two straight home wins as they play against the Detroit Lions (5-7) on Sunday, 13 December. The game will be played at Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions.
The Packers are leading the NFC North with 9 wins from 12 games. They have already become the first team in NFL history to win 800 games (including playoffs). In the last 17 regular-season games, the Packers have registered 14 wins. They seem to be very strong contenders for the Super Bowl this season.
The Detroit Lions are having a disappointing season so far with 5 wins and 7 losses from 12 games. They have several injury concerns ahead of the game against the Packers.
Running back D’Andre Swift, cornerback Jeff Okudah and receiver Kenny Golladay were inactive in the last game against the Chicago Bears. The Lions will have to bring out their best in the next game to challenge the mighty Packers.
Lions vs Packers Odds and Prediction Summary
When : Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm
The Green Bay Packers started their campaign on a high with 4 straight wins over the Vikings, Lions, Saints, and Falcons. They won most of the games with a huge margin. The Packers faced their first defeat against the Tampa Buccaneers in the 4th game with a 38-10 margin.
However, that wasn’t enough to take away their momentum as they won the very next game against the Houston Texans with a score of 35-20. The Packers pulled out 4 wins in the next 6 games and will be facing the Detroit Lions after thrashing the Philadelphia Eagles with a 30-16 margin.
The Detroit Lions started their campaign with two successive defeats against the Bears and the Packers. They looked good in the third game and defeated the Arizona Cardinals with a 26-23 margin.
They lost the next game against the Saints but pulled out two consecutive wins over the Jaguars and the Falcons. However, they could win only 2 of their next 6 games. The Lions will be hosting the Green Bay Packers after a 34-30 win over the Chicago Bears.
The Packers have maintained a good record in the recent away games. They have won 4 of their last 6 away clashes. The Lions, on the other hand, seem to be struggling at home. They could win only 1 of their last 5 home games.
Both the teams met each other for the first time on 2 November 1930. The Detroit Lions played as the Portsmouth Spartans at that time.
The Green bay packers won that game with a 47-13 margin. Overall, 182 games have been played between these two teams (including 2 postseason games). The Green Bay Packers won 103 of them, while the Detroit Lions managed to win 72 games. The remaining 7 games ended with a tie.
The last meeting of the two teams took place in Week 2 of the current NFL season. The game ended with a 42-21 victory for the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers’ passing stats look very impressive this season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the leader with 3,395 passing yards, 36 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. He currently ranks 6th in the list of top passers of the NFL 2020 regular season.
The Lions will rely on Matthew Stafford in passing. He has recorded 3,278 passing yards so far with 21 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. His position is 9th among the leading passers of the current season.
Aaron James is the spearhead in rushing for the Packers. He has gained 754 rushing yards this season with 145 rushing attempts.
He got good support from Jamaal Williams who has gained 435 rushing yards so far. For the Lions, Adrian Peterson is the season leader in rushing with 501 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns.
The wide receiver Devante Adams has played exceptionally well for the Packers this season. He has maintained an average of 102.9 rushing yards per game. He ranks 6th in the list of top receivers this season.
Marvin Jones Jr. is the key player for the Lions in receiving. He has completed 619 receiving yards as of now.
The Packers’ defense looks good with the likes of Christian Kirksey and Adrian Amos. Both the players are having 50+ tackles to their name. For the Lions, linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. has given a consistent performance in defense with 92 tackles and 1 sack.
Talking about kicking, the Packers have Mason Crosby who has made 14 field goals so far with 100% success in his attempts. Matt Prater has made 18 field goals for the Lions from his 25 attempts.
The Green Bay Packers seem to be a very tough team to beat this season. They will try to carry forward their momentum and dominate the hosts. The Detroit Lions have no margin of error against the Packers. They will rely on their defense that has performed well in the recent games.
Most of the prediction and betting platforms are suggesting an easy win for the Packers. As per the odds via BETMGM,
Oddschecker is also giving a clear prediction of the Packers’ win. As per them, the betting odds are 1/4 for the Green Bay Packers win and 17/5 for the Detroit Lions.
Another platform Bookies.com has given 1.25 betting in favor of the Packers and 4.40 for the Lions