Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions
Score Prediction, Odds, Free Pick 01-01-17

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

When: 8:30 PM ET, Sunday, January 1, 2017
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC.
LINE: Packers -3.5. O/U: 49.5

The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Ford Field.

Oddsmakers currently have the Packers listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Lions, while the game’s total is sitting at 49½.

The Lions were a 42-21 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cowboys. They failed to cover the +6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (63) made winners of OVER bettors.

Green Bay was a 38-25 winner in its last match at home against the Vikings. They covered the -6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 63 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Green Bay: (9-6 SU, 7-7-1 ATS)

Rodgers is making good on his proclamation the Packers could run the table and he’s done his best to make it happen with 11 scoring passes and zero interceptions during the winning streak. Rodgers has an NFL-high 36 touchdown passes and 14 of them have gone to Jordy Nelson, who is coming off a monster performance with nine catches for 154 yards and a pair of scores against Minnesota and also went over 100 yards and two TDs versus Detroit in Week 3. Converted running back Ty Montgomery has boosted the ground game but the key could be the defense. The Packers rank 29th against the pass at 265.1 yards per game.

Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Green Bay’s last 9 games

Detroit: 9-6 SU, 8-7 ATS

Stafford has posted three of his four lowest passer ratings over the past three games, tossing four interceptions against one touchdown since injuring the middle finger on his throwing hand, but he blamed the miscues more on poor decision-making than the injury. Running back Theo Riddick (wrist) has missed the past three games and did not practice Thursday, but Zach Zenner provided a spark to the running game with 67 yards and two touchdowns on 12 rushes last week. Top cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) missed last week’s game but practiced on a limited basis Thursday. His return would be a huge boost for a defense that is near the bottom of the league with 25 sacks.

Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit’s last 9 games
Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Game Prediction:

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been the NFL MVP over the past six weeks (14 TD passes, no interceptions). Always remember in the NFL. It is who is hot at the end that is important. How many times have we seen some wild card team get hot and ride it to the Super Bowl.
What we have here are two teams going in opposite directions. The Packers are getting healthy at the right time while the Lions have some key injuries going into this game. Taking the more talented team with a hot quarterback.

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Score Prediction: Packers 34 – Lions 20