Sports Handicapping Picks: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Entering week 17 of the National Football League regular season, several teams are resting starters for the playoffs or just playing out the season and looking forward to the offseason and the draft. However there are a few teams that still have something to play for. In fact for two teams the playoffs start this week.
The Green Bay Packers will be hosting the Detroit Lions with plenty at stake. The winner will be the NFC North champion and will have a home game in the playoffs, while the loser will hit the road for a playoff game. The path to the Super Bowl can make all the difference for a team trying to win it all.
The Packers have owned the Lions in recent meetings. If the Lions want to change that they will need to get out to a quick start in this game. The Lions struggles are well documented. A lot of that begins with the first halves of games, in which the Lions have outscored their opponents 150-143. In the second halves of games, the Lions have played much better and outscored their opponents 151-109. Detroit has trailed at halftime in six of its games and was tied with the Bears on Sunday. The Lions also have scored fewer than 10 points in the first half of six games this year. That will have to change if they hope to pull off this upset on the road.
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Here are just some of the great football betting stats that can found at concerning this big game between the Lions and the Packers.
When DETROIT LIONS team played as a Road team - Last 5 years - Allowed more than 10 points AGAINST in back to back games they are 9-17-2 against the spread (ATS)
When GREEN BAY PACKERS team played as a Home team - During the month of December - Coming off 2 game Road stand the Packers are 11-6 against the spread (ATS)
When GREEN BAY PACKERS team played as Home team as a Favorite - During the month of December - Coming off 2 game Road stand the Packers are 10-4 ATS
When GREEN BAY PACKERS team played as a Home team - With 6 day off - After a non division game - Coming off vs National Conference opponent the Packers are 40-25-3 ATS
With everything on the line, expect a great outing from the Lions and the Paackers to end the season!