Free Week 2 Prediction: Lions vs. Packers NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 2
(0-1) Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers (0-1)
Date: Monday, September 20th, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM
Venue: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
NFL Week 2 ATS Betting Lines: Detroit +10.5 | Green Bay -10.5
NFL Week 2 Moneyline Odds: Detroit +400 | Green Bay -505
NFL Week 2 NFL Betting Total: O/U 48
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Two rivals in the NFC North will be facing off when the Lions visit Green Bay to take on the Packers.
This game will be the home opener for the Packers in 2021.
The Packers opened up as 8.5 point favorites, but that number quickly got bet up to 10.5 and could even rise more. The total has stayed right around 48.
For a good majority of the game, it looked like there was no way the Lions would cover as 8.5 point dogs, however they did come back, but still lost 41-33 to the 49ers. San Francisco never should of allowed it to get that close.
Jared Goff certainly looked comfortable in his debut with the Lions. He was 38/57 for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns. He will look to carry that over into week 2.
For years now, the Lions have really struggled when it comes to defense. That held true on Sunday when they got shredded for over 40 points. They had no answers for Jimmy Garoppolo who threw for 314 yards and they also could not contain the running game. Eli Mitchell rushed 19 times for 104 yards. It will not get any easier on Monday when they have to face Aaron Rodgers & co.
Detroit did not have much success generating pressure on the quarterback in week 1. If they cannot get a consistent pass rush on Rodgers, they will be in for a long day.
For as good as the passing game was on Sunday, the running game will look to improve. D’Andre Swift rushed 11 times for only 39 yards. He will look to be better against a shaky Green Bay defense.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers may have had the worst performance of a team in week 1. They were 4.5 point favorites against the Saints and they got skunked 38-3. They can only improve from here.
New Orleans outplayed them in every way possible. It was evident very early on that the Packers were not going to win that game.
Aaron Rodgers did not start off his 2021 campaign well at all. He went 15/28, did not have a touchdown pass, and threw 2 interceptions. After facing that tough New Orleans defense, I am sure he is looking forward to facing this weak Detroit defense.
The defense, which certainly had lots of questions heading into this year, clearly did not play well at all. Jameis Winston went went 14/20 and fired 5 touchdown passes. It will not get any easier when they have to face Jared Goff.
The Lions should not be taken lightly at all, but I do see this as a good bounce back opportunity for Green Bay.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone over in 8 of Detroit’s last 11 games.
- Lions are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 5 of the last 6 games the Lions have played against a team in the NFC North.
- The total has gone over in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games played in September.
- Packers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games.
- Green Bay is 14-2 SU in their last 16 games played at home.
- Green Bay is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games played against Detroit at home.
4* Free Week 2 NFL Betting Prediction: Over 48 points
I like this game on Monday night to go over 48 points. I expect there to be a good amount of scoring in this one. Neither defense is great, so I do not see it being a 17-13 type of game. The Lions put up 33 points against a very good San Francisco Defense. I get that the Packers offense got held in check on Sunday, but I definitely feel they can score with ease against Detroit. I like the Packers to win and the total to OVER.
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