Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Ford Field)

GB -9.5 . Total 43.0

TV: FOX

The Green Bay Packers are on the road for a clash with the Detroit Lions.  The Packers are (12-3), coming off a 23-10 win at the Minnesota Vikings.  The Lions are (3-11-1), after falling to the Denver Broncos, 27-17.

In the Packers win over the Vikings, Green Bay was guided on offense by running back Aaron Jones.  Jones rushed for 154 yds on 23 carries and 2 touchdowns.  Aaron Rodgers added 216 yds passing on 26 completions.  Green Bay out gained the Vikings, 383 to 139.  The Packers were able to get it done on the ground, rushing for 184 yds as a team.  The Packers defense was smothering, holding the Vikings to just 82 yds passing.  

In the Lions loss to the Broncos, Detroit was led throughout the game by quarterback David Blough.  Blough completed 12 of 24 passes for 117 yds and a touchdown.  Kenny Golladay registered 66 yds receiving on 6 receptions and a touchdown.  The Lions were out gained by the Broncos, 348 to 191.  Neither team had a turnover on the day. 

Recent Betting Trends:

Packers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.

Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as the favorite.

The under is 6-1 in Packers last 7 games overall.

Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs the NFC.

Lions are 7-15 ATS vs a team with a winning record.

The over is 6-0 in Lions last 6 home games.

The Packers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 matchups against the Lions.  There is a lot on the line in this matchup, as a win can give the Packers a first round bye.  The Packers have struggled ATS in the last few matchups with the Lions, but Detroit does not have Matthew Stafford to call in this one.  David Blough will have to try and keep the Packers off balanced.  Detroit has the worse passing defense, allowing over 280 yds through the air.  Look for Aaron Rodgers to have a strong performance in a huge game for Green Bay.  Final score prediction, Packers will win and cover, 30-17. 

Chris’s Pick GREEN BAY PACKERS -9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.