Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Picks and Predictions NFL Week 2 Monday Night Football
Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers picks, predictions, and game preview for this Week 2 Monday Night Football Game.
Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers odds
This game set to kickoff on September 20, 2021 at 8:15pm et at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This will be the Packers home opener and expect them to be hungry after getting destroyed by the Saints 38-3 in Week 1.
This game opened up with the Packers listed as a -10.5 point favorite against the spread, but now on DraftKings the NFL odds have them as -12 point favorites. The over/under is currently at 49 total points.
60% of the NFL betting public have their money behind Green Bay as the home double digit favorite.
Detroit Lions Betting Preview
The Detroit Lions come into this game 0-1 after their thrilling week 1 home opener loss to the 49ers, 41-33 . The Lions were down 38-10 going into the fourth quarter and then they caught fire, scoring 23 points in less than 4 minutes.
Jared Goff went 38 of 57 for 338 total yards and 3 touchdowns, but he threw an interception that really cost them. I hope the game plan against the Packers won’t be another 57 passing attempts, because that’ll be a recipe for another disaster.
The good news is that Tight End, T.J. Hockenson great start, putting up 97 yards and a touchdown and he should be able to continue that performance for this game.
The Lions injury report have Wide Receiver Tyrell Williams and Defensive Tackle Kevin Strong Jr. both in concussion protocol and listed as questionable for this matchup. Also, cornerback Jeffrey Okudah who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft is done for the season with a torn achilles in Week 1.
Detroit is 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games against Green Bay and the total has gone over in 8 of the Lions last 11 games.
Green Bay Packers Betting Preview
The Green Bay Packers come into this game after being demolished in Week 1 and now they’ll be looking to take their frustration out on these Lions. The Packers were the best team last season when it came to converting on third downs, but last Sunday they were only able to convert 1 of their 10 attempts.
Green Bay’s ground game was also horrible last week, but the good news is that they run a similar scheme to the 49ers, so you should expect the trifecta of Aaron Jones, AJ Dillion and Kylin Hill to put up big numbers against the abysmal run defense of the Lions.
For the Packers injury report, you have Tight end Josiah Deguara is in concussion protocol, so you’ll see Dominique Dafney get a larger role along with veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis. Guard Lucas Patrick is listed as questionable. Safety Vernon Scott is still sidelined and pass rusher Za’Darius Smith was placed on the IR.
Green Bay is 17-3 straight up in their last 20 games when playing at home against Detroit and the total has gone over in 5 of the Packers last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC North.
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