Packers vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick

Packers vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick

Written by on December 24, 2019

Green Bay heads to Detroit with a shot at the first or second seed in the playoffs. Will the Packers step it up and beat their NFC North rivals? Can the Lions keep this close enough for at least a win against the spread? Check out the NFL odds, analysis and a free pick for Packers vs Lions!

Packers vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick

Why Green Bay Packers are a good bet -10 ½

The Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. That gave Green Bay the NFC North title. But, the Packers want home field throughout the playoffs. They get it if they beat Detroit on Sunday and San Francisco loses to Seattle. Because the 49ers and Seahawks battle in a later game, the Packers want o pressure SF with a big win over Detroit. It helps that Green Bay is much better than the reeling Lions.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 336.6
  • Passing Yards: 230.1
  • Rushing Yards: 106.5
  • Points Scored: 23.6
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 371.3
  • Passing Yards: 250.4
  • Rushing Yards: 120.9
  • Points Allowed: 20.2

Why Detroit Lions are a good bet +10 ½

It’s the final game of the season for a team that struggled early and never recovered. Detroit started the season 2-0-1. They tied Arizona in Week 1. The Lions beat the Chargers in Week 2. Detroit upset the Eagles 27-24 in Week 3. Since then, things have gone south. It started with a back injury to quarterback Matthew Stafford. That’s the moment the Detroit Lions’ season ended. They have a chance to salvage something from the disappointing season on Sunday. A competitive loss, one by no more than 7 points, could help Detroit recover this offseason.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 360.9
  • Passing Yards: 262.2
  • Rushing Yards: 98.7
  • Points Scored: 21.7
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 401.9
  • Passing Yards: 288.6
  • Rushing Yards: 113.2
  • Points Allowed: 26.6

NFL Betting Trends for Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions

  • Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games
  • Green Bay is 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game
  • Packers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win
  • Over is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings
  • Lions are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight-up loss
  • Detroit is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall
  • Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss
  • Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Detroit

Packers vs Lions Final NFL Betting Analysis

10 ½ seems like a ton of points in a road game between a couple of division rivals. But the Lions are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games. Coach Matt Patricia had no answer once Stafford went down with the back injury.

That’s not the only issue for Detroit. The Lions also can’t stop anyone from scoring. Things look bad for Detroit facing a motivated Green Bay squad in Week 17. There is a sliver of hope against the spread, though.

They held the Bears to 24 points in a 24-20 loss on Thanksgiving Day. Minnesota beat them 20-7 in a Lions’ road game 3 weeks ago. Detroit plays its NFC North rivals tough. They shouldn’t beat the Green Bay Packers. They can keep the game closer than 11 points.

NFL Free Pick: Lions +10 ½

 

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