The Detroit Lions are hosting the Green Bay Packers tonight on Sunday Night Football. The game is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on NBC. The NFL Odds for the game have the Packers favored to pick up the win on the road.
Total: 50.5 points
The NFC North is up for grabs in this game tonight. The Packers and Lions got flexed into this game because it’s the biggest of the weekend in the NFL and could decide whether or not someone reaches the post season.
A loss by Washington would give the Lions a spot in the playoffs no matter what happens tonight in the late game. But Detroit still has a couple of chances to increase their morale coming into the playoffs. A win here would give them a division title, and a loss by Seattle and Atlanta would put them in the No. 2 spot in the NFC and give them a first round bye.
Matt Stafford and the Lions are playing in the biggest game for the franchise in some time. Detroit hasn’t won a division crown since 1993 and tonight they get a chance to be able to capture one at home.
Green Bay is no stranger to playing in big games, so they should feel comfortable in this position. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have to avoid being one-dimensional tonight. They are going to need to run the football to keep the Lions honest here. Darius Slay is Detroit’s best defender; it’s also his birthday so expect him to play tonight.
The Lions have a lot of pressure on them tonight because it’s such a big game at home. Stafford can lead the offense up and down the field against the Packers, but it’s going to take touchdowns and not field goals to beat Green Bay.
Detroit will win at home.
Free Pick: Lions
Free Picks: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (Sunday Night Football Betting)
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