Free Week 5 NFL Prediction: Packers vs Lions NFL Odds
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NFL Week 5 Handicapping
(2-1-1) Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions (1-3)
Date: Sunday, October 7th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Week 5 ATS Betting Lines: Packers -1.5
NFL Week 5 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 5 NFL Betting Total: 51
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The Green Bay Packers looked pretty good last week against Buffalo, shutting out the Bills. With Minnesota having lost to that same Bills team the weak prior it definitely looks like Green Bay is the team to beat in the NFC South.
Detroit on the other hand looks at least a few steps slow compared to everyone these days. They nearly beat a pretty poor Dallas team but alas the Cowboys kicked the winning field goal with no time left on the clock.
Green Bay Packers
It is hard to find too much fault with a 22-0 victory but the Packers didn’t exactly play great in beating Buffalo. The best thing they did was put a ton of pressure on Bills rookie QB Josh Allen, they sacked him 7 times in the win.
The Packers own QB, Aaron Rodgers was not at his best either. It was encouraging that he was able to connect for some big plays but his completion percentage was nothing special and he threw an interception so he was far from perfect.
Detroit is probably not all that much better than Buffalo but in Matthew Stafford they are definitely better that most important of all positions. They are going to want to crank up the heat on Stafford and if they can they will have some success.
Green Bay hits the road for this one but the way Detroit is playing there doesn’t appear to be much to fear. Plus Rodgers are Co. are very familiar with the environment and it is usually pretty quiet. They should be able to win without having to sweat too much.
There is no doubt that Detroit is the bottom feeder in the North right now. Chicago has been one of the more impressive teams in the league through four weeks but I am no sure they are there with Green Bay and Minnesota. I am sure that Detroit is nowhere close.
That last second loss was a killer and the kind that can linger with a team. A win and suddenly they are a more confidence 2-2 with a chance to take some skin from a rival. Now they are looking to find a way to get off the mat.
Matt Stafford is one of the best in the league at fourth quarter comebacks. Sure he sometimes creates the need but he almost got another one last week against Dallas. He definitely had his best game of the season, completing 80% of his passes.
If Detroit is going to win this one and possibly get back into the race they have to be able to get some stops too. They are the worst team in the league against the run and giving up 28ppg. They have to get better in both areas.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 5 games when playing Detroit
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing Green Bay
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing at home against Green Bay
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Green Bay -1.5
I was kind of surprised about this line. I thought the Packers would be more of a favourite. Even on the road. Its not like they are going to be nervous about visiting a desperate Detroit team.
NFL Free Week 5 Score Prediction: Green Bay 30 – Detroit 21
Detroit might push the Packers late because they often do but this is going to be pretty much a knockout blow to their chances for 2018. This team is just too one-dimensional right now to beat a good team unless they beat themselves
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