It doesn’t get more intense than this: the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions take their rivalry to a new level when they meet in a game that could decide who will be going to the playoffs. These NFC North contenders have been on a roll and will now look to their defenses to lead them to the postseason. The NFL lines offer extensive props that dictate just how this game will play out.
Lions-Packers Odds: Top Four Props
- Will There Be A Defensive or Special Teams TD
- Team To Score Longest FG
- Race to 30 Points
- Highest Scoring Half
Will There Be a Defensive or Special Teams TD?
The Packers have won four straight thanks in large part to their turnover-happy defense. Green Bay has forced three or more turnovers in three of their last four games, all of which resulted in wins. In fact, Green Bay is 5-1 when it forces at least two turnovers a game.
The Lions commit the fewest turnovers as an offense (15) thanks to their elite offensive line. In their Week 9 meeting, it was Green Bay that coughed the ball up multiple times. Now, the Packers will return the favor in the freezing field of Lambeau. With the cold weather, expect more turnovers and at least one to result in six points.
- Pick: Yes +210
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Team To Score Longest FG
Detroit has a paper-thin defense and will likely allow Green Bay to run all over it. As such, the Packers may have no issues reaching the red zone and scoring. But it’s not the same on the other end. Green Bay allows the fewest passing yards at home (161.4). However, it is also susceptible to the run: 138.5 allowed.
The Lions may elect to push the run game more to some success. As such, there will be a scenario where Detroit gets just far enough to hit on a long field goal. Michael Badgley is 8-of-9 in 40+ yard field goals and 2-of-3 from 50+. Bet online on him to convert.
- Pick: Lions -105
Race to 30 Points
The online gambling lines like for this game to be a repeat of the first: a grinding duel with few points scored between the teams. That’s why it’s a fair play that neither team will hit the 30-point mark. Detroit may have the fourth-most potent offense (27.1 points) in the league. But its two worst games, where the offense scored no more than six points, occurred on the road.
Additionally, Detroit managed just 15 points at home versus Green Bay. The Packers’ defense, on the other hand, has not allowed an opponent to hit the 20-point mark in its last four games.
- Picks: Neither -115
Highest Scoring Half
But there will still be enough scoring here to thrill the fans. In fact, the second half will be when most of the points happen. Green Bay averages nearly 10 second-half points at home and the Lions average around the same as a road team.
The second half is also where the defenses may start to tire thus allowing the offense to move the ball more easily. Green Bay allows the third-most third-quarter points (7.6) at home while the Lions allow the third-most during the fourth quarter (8.9). As far as NFL predictions go, bank on this game to be more offensive in the latter half of the game.
- Picks: 2nd Half -120
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.