NFL Picks: Bet Packers to Cover -11.5 in High-Scoring Game vs. Lions

Nikki Adams

Friday, November 13, 2015 3:00 AM GMT

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers look to snap a two-game losing streak at the expense of the Detroit Lions in week 10 NFL betting. We’ve got our expert analysis, complete with NFL picks.

Detroit Lions (1-7, 0-4 Away)
Done-and-done Detroit Lions head to Green Bay in week 10 NFL betting where in all likelihood they’ll receive a good old fashioned spanking. So say NFL odds makers that install the Lions as the double-digit underdogs on the road and set the total to 48 points. And we think they might be spot on with this NFL betting outlook, bleak as it is for the Lions.

The Lions are coming off a bye week, a much-needed break away from a forgettable season that amounts to a woeful 1-7 SU mark. Thanks only to a lone 37-34 win over the Bears in week 6 of the NFL betting season the Lions avoided the bagel. Not that there is much takeaway in that statement, really.

Not to be funny but it could have been worse. They could have been 0-8SU easily ahead of this date with divisional rivals Packers as it took almost all of the 15 minutes of overtime for the Lions to defeat the Bears. In a way, they did everything to bugger it up. But so did the Bears that they were almost forced to take the win, you could say.

Most recently, the Lions were humiliated by the Kansas City Chiefs in week 8 NFL betting. A London clash between two sides that were equally underwhelming on the season (the Chiefs were sporting a 2-5 SU mark and looked just as bad if not worse than the Lions). To be fair, the Lions had just gone on a firing spree on the offensive side of the ball and it sort of showed in the 45-10 loss at Wembley Stadium. Matthew Stafford and the offense just could not get anything going and simply seemed to run out of ideas.

 

Green Bay Packers (6-2 SU, 4-0 Home)
Aaron Rodgers is not a happy bunny right now. Not only did he suffer his first back-to-back losing streak since 2010, marring his perfect 14-0 SU record after a loss in the last 14 games, he probably ceded home field advantage in the playoffs as a result.

Rodgers was completely and utterly outplayed and stifled through seven quarters over the last two weeks. The Broncos held Rodgers to cringingly low numbers in a 29-10 loss in week 8, marking the first loss of the season for Green Bay. Then the Panthers suffocated him for the better part of three quarters before he finally got things going. Boy did he ever, throwing three of his four touchdown passes in the second half of the game to bring the Packers to within 8 points. In the dying minutes of the game, he missed a real shot at tying the game when he failed to spot a wide open Randall Cobb in the endzone.

Tale told, the Panthers were lucky to get away with the win and remain 8-0 SU. Similarly, the Packers were unlucky to suffer their second straight defeat.

 

NFL Betting Verdict
If ever there was a time for Aaron Rodgers to play the Detroit Lions, now is that time. Nothing like beating up on his favorite punching bag in the NFC North to pick his mood up. Rodgers has never lost to the Lions at home and he’s not about to start doing it now. Lions are the worst team in the NFL right now with the lowest straight-up mark and a 1-7 ATS mark to go with it with a 12-point margin of defeat. They have the worst defense in the league and their offense is simply too one-dimensional to be considered threatening. All in all, this could be the best day Aaron Rodgers enjoys this season – his Christmas come early. Equally, it might be the ugliest day the Lions suffer this season. Perhaps, they should just ship the W and not even bother showing up to Lambeau? Do we need to tell you what our NFL pick is? It’s obviously the Green Bay Packers all the way to win and cover and the total to go OVER 47.5.

NFL Picks: Packers -11.5 (-110) and OVER 47.5 (-110) at BetOnline