Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, 12/26/19 NFL Week 17 Predictions

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Updated: December 26, 2019

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Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, 12/26/19 NFL Week 17 Predictions

The Packers will visit the Lions at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday in a matchup that has an over/under of 43 points. With the line moving from 41.5 up to 43, is the best play for bettors the over in this matchup?

Game Snapshot

123 Green Bay Packers (-12.5) at 124 Detroit Lions (+12.5); O/U 43

1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 29, 2019

Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Public Betting Odds

According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Lions are drawing 59% of the betting tickets ahead of tonight’s game.

Green Bay Packers Fantasy Spin

Aaron Rodgers completed 26-of-40 passes for 216 scoreless yards and one interception in the Packers’ 23-10, Week 16 win over the Vikings. Rodgers wasn’t very good, but he was good enough. His interception was his first since Week 6, and this was his seventh straight 243-yards or fewer passing game. Rodgers has just one multi-touchdown game in that span. The Packers are 12-3 but not because of Rodgers. Green Bay will try to ride Aaron Jones in its slow-paced ball-control offense throughout the playoffs. Rodgers just has nobody to throw to outside of Davante Adams. The Packers go to Detroit in Week 17 where they still have seeding to play for in that one.

Detroit Lions Fantasy Spin

David Blough completed 12-of-24 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Lions’ Week 16 loss to the Broncos. The Broncos got to him for four sacks, costing Blough a combined 22 yards. Blough slung a three-yard touchdown to Kenny Golladay, propelling Detroit to a short-lived 17-13 lead with 3:51 to go in the third quarter. The Broncos responded by scoring 14 unanswered points, sending the Lions to their eighth straight defeat. An undrafted rookie playing on the road without one of his top receivers (Marvin Jones), Blough walked into a hornet’s nest in Week 16. At least he didn’t turn the ball over, an improvement from previous starts. Blough and the Lions won’t have it any easier against the Packers in Week 17. Now jockeying for draft position, the 3-11-1 Lions are fully embracing the tank.

Green Bay

The under is 8-1 in the Packers’ last nine games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

Detroit

The over is 9-3 in the Lions’ last 12 home games versus a team with a winning road record.

NFL Week 17 Prediction

The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings at Ford Field. The over has also cashed in the Lions’ seven of the last 10 games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog and has cashed in six straight home games. On the other side, the over is 13-3 in the Packers’ last 16 road games versus an opponent with a losing home record and is 7-1 in their last eight games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.

NFL WEEK 17 PREDICTION: PACKERS/LIONS OVER 43



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