Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will look to both, bounce back from their humbling Week 2 loss while avoiding the home upset against the dangerous Detroit Lions when they host their longtime NFC North division rivals in an intriguing Week 3 matchup on Sunday.
Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value in this matchup.
In Depth Analysis On The NFL Week 3 Packers Against Lions Winning Predictions
When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Lambeau Field
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Odds: Green Bay Packers -8 / Over/Under: 48
Bet The Detroit Lions at +8 Because…
The Lions have an explosive offense and plenty of motivation! Detroit Lions should have plenty of motivation after suffering a heartbreaking 16-15 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 2 that should have never happened.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 22-of-40 passes for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception but elusive running back Amber Abdullah was limited to a paltry six carries for 38 yards. Wide receiver Marvin Jones led the Lions in receiving, with a game-high eight catches for 118 yards.
Unfortunately, the Lions’ defense allowed Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota to march his team down the field late for a game-winning touchdown after leading virtually the entire contest.
Bet The Green Bay Packers at -8 Because…
They have Aaron Rodgers and they’re playing at home on the not-as-of-yet, frozen tundra Lambeau Field! The Packers will have plenty of motivation to get the job done in this one after ending up on the wrong end of a humbling 17-14 loss against Minnesota last weekend.
Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a mediocre day at the office in completing just 20-of-36 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception while adding one rushing score. Running back Eddie Lacy was also limited to 50 rushing yards on 12 carries while N. 1 wide receiver Jordy Nelson continued his slow return from a year off with five catches for 73 yards and a score. Defensively, Green Bay allowed Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford to go 22-of-31 for 286 yards and two touchdowns in his very first start.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Lions may have lost a game they never should have, but Green Bay was mostly man-handled in their stunning loss to Minnesota and just doesn’t look like they’re firing on all cylinders right now. The Detroit Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and an identical 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
While Green bay has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six September games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an SU loss, the Packers are also just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games while Detroit has gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven against their NFC conference rivals. For me, I like the Detroit Lions to cover a point spread that I believe should be much closer to a field goal than the eight points it currently is.