Detroit Lions (-3.5) at Green Bay Packers (+3.5)
The Pick: Green Bay Packers +3.5
Packers vs. Lions Betting Overview
The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers will get together on Sunday afternoon. Detroit and Green Bay are both heading to the postseason. These two teams met on Thanksgiving Day, with the Packers coming away with the win. The Lions are 10-5, and with a win, would clinch the fifth seed in the NFC. Green Bay comes into the game with a 14-1 record. They have the top seed wrapped up all the way through the NFC portion of the postseason. The Packers are the defending Super Bowl Champions.
Green Bay Packers News and Betting Tips for Sunday, January 01, 2012
The Green Bay Packers continue to play without their top receiver Greg Jennings. In his place have been the great performances of Jordy Nelson. Nelson leads the team with 12 touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers looks to be in a tight race with Drew Brees for the league MVP. Rodgers needs 357 passing yards to get to 5,000 on the season. The Packers are coming off a 35-21 thrashing of the Chicago Bears on Christmas Night. That performance is following their first loss of the season to the Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay has yet to lose at Lambeau Field this season. The Packers will play both their NFC postseason games at Lambeau, with the #1 seed.
Detroit Lions News and Betting Tips for Sunday, January 01, 2012
The Detroit Lions are led by the combination of Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson. The two have connected for 15 touchdowns on the season. Stafford has thrown for just shy of 4,200 yards on the season. The Lions have won three straight games dating back to the losses to the Packers and Saints in consecutive weeks. The Lions are the 7th best offensive team, as they are averaging just shy of 385 yards per game. Detroit’s pass game has been much more effective than their run game. The Lions are passing for 287.5 yards per game.
Our Lions vs. Packers Pick and Predictions
In the final game of the regular season, with many things wrapped up – not all the Packers will play all game. So what! The Packers are still better than the Lions. Green Bay is going to have pride, especially against a divisional opponent. Look for Green Bay’s defense to have some proving to do. We figure the Packers as an underdog is some easy money. In the final game before the playoffs for both teams, we are going to bet the Green Bay Packers +3.5 over the Detroit Lions.
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