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The Green Bay Packers personal the rivalry with the Detroit Lions, successful 19 of the final 23 conferences outright and going 7-Three towards the unfold over the past 10. But Green Bay will play for the second time this season with out Aaron Rodgers when it hosts Detroit on Monday evening at Lambeau Field.
NFL level unfold: This recreation opened as a choose’em; the overall was 43 early within the week, in response to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)
NFL betting choose, by way of OddsShark laptop: 21.2-19.zero Lions (NFL picks on each recreation)
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Why the Lions can cowl the unfold
The Lions began this season Three-1 however are actually attempting to snap a three-game shedding streak after falling to Pittsburgh 20-15 in Week eight. Detroit led that recreation 12-10 at halftime however gave up a 97-yard Ben Roethlisberger landing cross late within the third quarter and could not provide you with a solution.
On the evening, the Lions piled up 482 yards of offense, however 5 drives that penetrated the Steelers’ pink zone resulted in simply 9 Detroit factors. The Lions additionally went simply two-for-14 on Third-down and 4th-down conversions, bought nothing on three performs from the Pittsburgh 1-yard line within the third quarter and misplaced an unforced fumble on the Steelers’ 24 within the fourth.
Prior to that, Detroit rallied from manner down at New Orleans to inside one rating with loads of time on the clock, however the Lions ran out of fuel in a 52-38 Week 6 defeat. In Week 5, they rallied late towards Carolina however fell simply quick at 27-24. Detroit may need to strive taking part in with a lead someday.
Why the Packers can cowl the unfold
The Packers gave a great effort of their first recreation with Brett Hundley at quarterback, however they misplaced to a sizzling New Orleans workforce in Week 7 26-17. They then had final week off to heal and get their new QB some apply reps.
Green Bay truly drove their opening possession towards the Saints 75 yards to a landing and led 17-16 early within the fourth quarter. But the protection drained and the offense went chilly because the Packers gave up the ultimate 10 factors of the sport.
Green Bay ran the ball for 181 yards towards New Orleans, as rookie working again Aaron Jones produced his second 100-yard effort within the final three video games. And the protection saved the Packers within the recreation with a few picks off Drew Brees. But a restricted playbook hampered a number of Green Bay possessions.
It’s not all the time the case, however the bye week got here at a good time for the banged-up Packers.
The Lions personal benefits at quarterback and with their run protection, and whereas they’ve hbadle towards the cross, Green Bay’s air badault was virtually non-existent towards New Orleans. Smart cash right here likes the Lions.
NFL betting developments
The Lions are 1-5 ATS of their final six video games on the street towards the Packers.
The Packers are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS of their final eight video games at house.
The whole has gone over in 11 of the Packers’ final 14 video games.
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