Green Bay Pacers at Detroit Lions - 10/7/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Green Bay Packers (2-1-1) at Detroit Lions (1-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Ford Field)
The Line: Detroit Lions +1 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions meet Sunday in NFL action at Ford Field.
The Green Bay Packers look for their first road win of the season to build on their shaky 2-1-1 record. The Green Bay Packers have lost five of their last seven road games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,130 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Rodgers has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Geronimo Allison and Davante Adams have combined for 574 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 17 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 102 yards per contest, and Jamaal Williams leads the way with 162 yards on 47 carries. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.8 points and 326.3 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 34 tackles, Nick Perry has 1.5 sacks and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has three interceptions.
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The Detroit Lions need a statement division victory to save their season and rebound from a 1-3 record. The Detroit Lions have won four of their last six home games. Matthew Stafford is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 1,202 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Stafford has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay have combined for 719 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Marvin Jones Jr. has 15 receptions. The Detroit Lions ground game is averaging 98 yards per contest, and Kerryon Johnson leads the way with 216 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 28.5 points and 329.5 yards per game. Jarrad Davis leads the Detroit Lions with 27 tackles, Devon Kennard has four sacks and Quandre Diggs has one interception.
The Packers are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games in October, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC North and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Detroit Lions have a history of playing the Green Bay Packers close and have actually won the last two meetings against them. The Lions have also been a much better team since their opening loss to the Jets, as they nearly beat the 49ers on the road, smoked the Patriots and lost by just two points to the Cowboys on the road. The Lions could easily be riding a three-game winning streak right now. The Green Bay Packers are not only dealing with Rodgers, who isn't 100 percent, but receivers Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison and Randall Cobb are all questionable with injuries. Rodgers can only do so much, and if he doesn't have the few weapons he has healthy, it's going to be tough for the Packers to move the ball on the road. I'll take the Lions in this spot.