Green Bay Packers (9-3) at Detroit Lions (5-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm (Ford Field)
The Line: Detroit Lions +7.5 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Lions battle the Green Bay Packers Sunday in week 14 NFC North NFL action at Ford Field.
The Green Bay Packers look for their 10th victory to close in on a NFC North title. The Green Bay Packers have won four of their last six road games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 3,395 yards, 36 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rodgers has three or more touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have combined for 1,547 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Robert Tonyan has 41 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 124.2 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 754 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 24.9 points and 339.3 yards per game. Christian Kirksey leads the Green Bay Packers with 57 tackles, Za'Darius Smith has 10.5 sacks and Darnell Savage has three interceptions.
The Detroit Lions need a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Detroit Lions have lost four of their last five home games. Matthew Stafford is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 3,278 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Stafford has three touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Marvin Jones Jr. and TJ Hockenson have combined for 1,233 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Danny Amendola has 31 receptions. The Detroit Lions ground game is averaging 93.6 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 501 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 29.8 points and 395.6 yards per game. Jamie Collins Sr. leads the Detroit Lions with 92 tackles, Romeo Okwara has seven sacks and Duron Harmon has two interceptions.
The Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC North, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 14. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Packers last 7 road games. The over is 5-1 in Lions last 6 games overall. The Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Detroit and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Green Bay Packers appear to have found their groove lately, as they've topped 30 points in five of their last seven games and are piling up the covers as well. The Detroit Lions are coming off a nice road win over the Bears where Stafford went wild, but they're still one of the worst defensive teams in the league and not a club you can trust against above-average offenses. Earlier this season, the Packers dropped 41 points on the Lions and won by 21 points, and it's fair to say Green Bay is better than it was in September. This should be another double-digit win for the Packers.
I'll lay the points with the road team.