Thursday Night Football Week 13: Packers vs. Lions NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 2:33 PM GMT

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 2:33 PM GMT

The NFC North gets Week 13 started as 7-4 Green Bay heads to Detroit, where the 4-7 Lions have won three in a row. Check the breakdown of the NFL odds inside & get free NFL picks.

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Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: -5.5 -105 at Pinnacle
The NFL odds for this matchup have plummeted as the Packers opened up as 5.5-point favorites on the road. Since then, it has gone to -5, then -4, -3.5 and has settled on -3 for the moment as the Packers have lost four of their last five and they trail Minnesota by a game in the NFC North. Aaron Rodgers hasn't been getting much help from his receivers, who have trouble getting open, and as a result the Packers have scored 16 points or less in three of their last five. The Lions have allowed 16 points or less in each of their wins, and their 18-16 win over the Packers will likely be the highlight of their season. It was Detroit's first win in Green Bay since 1991, and even though Rodgers threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, he needed 61 attempts to do it and the Lions sacked him three times.

Packers vs. Lions Spread

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Packers vs. Lions Totals

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Packers vs. Lions Money Line

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Injuries
LB Julius Peppers was the big name on the Packers' injury report as he ddn't practice on Monday, but he just got a day off. T Bryan Bulaga also didn't practice because of his ankle, along with CB Demetri Goodson as he was sick. WR Ty Montgomery didn't practice because of a bad ankle, while G T.J. Lang was limited by a shoulder injury.

For the Lions, their starting WRs didn't practice on Monday as Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate were on the sidelines with ankle and calf injuries, respectively. However, both are expected to suit up on Thursday. G Larry Warford has to pass the league's concussion protocol before he is given the okay to play, but don't expect to see him this week. 

 

Trends
Green Bay is 6-5 ATS so far this season, including 3-2 ATS on the road, while the Lions are 4-7 ATS overall and 2-4 ATS at home. The total sits at 46.5, and the Lions have gone over six times this season while the Packers have gone over just three times.

The Packers are 6-4 SU and ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Lions. They have those same records in their last 10 trips to Detroit as well.

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