- The Green Bay Packers are 11.5-point betting favorites against the Detroit Lions.
- The Lions have (+400) odds on the moneyline as a heavy underdog with the Packers packing odds of (-565).
- The total for the game is set at 48.5 with the OVER being a slight (-115) favorite.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers will host the Detroit Lions on Monday night in an NFC North matchup to close out the second week of the NFL season. Sportsbooks are projecting the Packers to win the game relatively easily.
Betting The Spread: 11.5 Points
If the spread for this meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions stays put, it will be the third-largest spread of the NFL season thus far. Regulated sports betting sites have had just two other games with a double-digit spread but this will be the first time the home team is the favorite.
Packers Vs. Lions Spread Odds
Green Bay Packers -11.5 -115
Detroit Lions +11.5 -105
Teams favored by double digits are 1-1 in covering the spread but teams favored by a touchdown or more are 3-2 overall this season. Although the Packers should be able to win the game, those betting on them to cover the spread would be putting full belief in Week 1 being a complete fluke.
The Lions showed a lot of late fights and ultimately became a part of the worst bad beat of the season in Week 1 and could very well backdoor cover again this week against Green Bay.
Betting The Total: 48.5 Points
This game may result in a high-scoring affair. Detroit was a part of the highest-scoring game of the year in their season opener, while the Packers allowed 38 points to the New Orleans Saints. Both teams are susceptible to allowing points and both are capable of putting points on the board at a decent clip as well.
Packers Vs. Lions Total Odds
OVER 48.5 -115
UNDER 48.5 -105
NFL betting sites may be underestimating the Lions’ ability to help contribute to the total. Unless the Green Bay defense flips the script entirely, Detroit should be able to get into the endzone a few times and help the OVER hit.
Best Player Prop Bet: Jared Goff Passing Yards
While QB Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in this game, the best betting line may come from Jared Goff, the Lions’ quarterback. His passing yards total might be set a bit low for Monday’s game.
Jared Goff Passing Yards Total
OVER 259.5 -115
UNDER 259.5 -115
Goff should have a favorable game script to air the ball out considering the large spread disadvantage. In Week 1, he threw for 338 yards on 57 attempts and a somewhat similar outcome may be in the cards for this matchup. Dating back to the beginning of the 2019 season, Goff has thrown for 260+ yards in 20 of his 32 games (62.5%). Given the favorable gameplays expected, Goff should be able to hit this mark.
The game will air on ESPN starting at 8:15 p.m. EST on Monday night.
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