Packers vs. Lions Preview + Free Pick Sportsbook – NFL Spreads – Crunch the numbers and get a daily fix of sports trends and information with up-to-date betting lines that promise to keep both the sports betting enthusiast and the novice alike, in the game. Get the latest odds, picks and analysis from top handicappers resident handicappers and industry insiders. With so much insight and amazing daily betting tips, sports betting enthusiasts are sure to get the winning edge.
Green Bay Packers (9-1) vs. Detroit Lions (6-4)
Thanksgiving Day Football – November 22, 12:30 PM | Turf of Ford Field
Opening NFL Betting Line: Packers by 3 1/2
The Detroit Lions have hosted a game on Thanksgiving every year since 1934 and the Green Bay Packers have been their most frequent holiday guest. Thursday’s Turkey Classic marks the 18th time the teams fight over the wish bone – the Lions own an 11-5-1 edge in the rivalry through the years. The Lions playoff hopes took a severe blow last week after suffering a disappointing loss to the Giants and their schedule down the stretch won’t help. The Packers took care of business, disposing of the downtrodden Carolina Panthers, pushing their record to 9-1 for a share of the NFC odds lead. The Week 12 line has the visiting Packers favored by (-4) at Ford Field, but the Lions’ have a knack for playing the Packers tough on Turkey Day and their playoff lives depend on it.
Brett Favre continued his sensational play last week against the Panthers going 22-for-30 for 218 yards and three touchdowns (his 2,975 passing yards this season is second only to Tom Brady). Favre is effectively spreading the ball around to all his targets – last week tight end Donald Lee had two touchdowns grabs and receiver Ruvell Martin is seeing more action. The Packers offense has developed a more balanced attack thanks to the solid running of Ryan Grant who has started the last three games and is averaging 4.3 yards a carry. This enables Favre to hit big plays deep downfield off the play-action as he has successfully in consecutive weeks. Green Bay will attack the Lions secondary with multiple four and five receiver sets putting even more pressure on a struggling unit. Donald Driver, Greg Jennings and rookie James Jones will severely test Detroit corners Travis Fishers and Fernando Bryant. The Lions are giving up an average of 256.7 yards per game through the air and will need to find a way to pressure Favre in the pocket – Defensive end Dewayne White has six sacks and Shaun Rogers gets a big push up the middle.
The Detroit Lions offense has been one-dimensional for most of the season and it becomes a glaring weakness against teams that can pressure the quarterback like the New York Giants did last week (Michael Strahan had three sacks). The Packers can certainly bring the heat (Aaron Kampman and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila have combined for 17 sacks) while lock-down corners Al Harris and Charles Woodsen can neutralize top wide receivers with their physical man-to-man coverage. To avoid the losing blueprint of last week, Jon Kitna must avoid forcing the ball into coverage and any semblance of a running game would certainly help. After rushing eight times for minus-18 yards at Arizona, the Lions rushed 11 times for 25 yards against the Giants (2.3 yards a carry). They’ll need to do much better against a tough Packers run defense if they want a chance to win this game. The Packers front four gets penetration and linebackers Nick Barnett and A.J. Hawk have been flying to the ball. Detroit’s woes start up front and offensive tackles Jeff Backus and George Foster will be in tough again this week.
The Green Bay Packers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games versus a team with a winning home record. Head Coach Mike McCarthy is an early favorite to win Coach of the Year honors – he won’t let his team look ahead to their Week 13 match-up against Dallas before erasing a tough divisional foe.
NFL BETTING FREE PICK: PACKERS AT -4
The 2007 NFL betting season is here in full force! If you like to bet on the NFL, you are in the best possible place for online betting. Our sportsbooks have NFL odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NFL lines up for early games as well. Join our sportsbooks today and we’ll help guide you right through to Super Bowl XLII and beyond!
Powered By: Bovada NFL Football Gambling
Guaranteed Winners or your money back and Free Picks in the NFL football, NBA basketball, MLB baseball, NCAA college football and basketball, Nascar Racing, Arena Football nhl hockey leagues and more. We are part of the internets Premier Sports Handicappers League with full documentation of all members on this sports betting news and info portal. Free Membership, Join Today and start Winning! Send cappers picks an e-mail and we’ll try to answer your question as soon as possible. Because of the large volume of mail cappers picks gets, it may take a couple of days to get a response. Please trust us to know cappers picks will make the right choice for your sports handicapping and sports betting needs and we pride ourselves on our customer service in the sports handicapping industry. The team here at cappers picks encourages you to make educated decisions for offshore and internet sportsbooks to bet with, so we do the hard work for you. CappersPicks.com online sports betting staff are the only website guru’s you’ll need for your sport book lines, reviews of sports betting sites, sports predictions, and sports picks. We have complete confidence in the sports handicappers we promote and the sportsbooks listed on this website – they all offer fair betting lines, fast payouts and top notch customer service. We want to keep you involved all year long with sports gambling, from NHL hockey, to NBA basketball, and right into european soccer season, plus Nascar, Arena Football, NFL football and NCAA and college football betting. Cheer on your favorite teams.