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Packers vs Lions Prediction, Odds & Best Bet (Green Bay Bounces Back Against Detroit's Disastrous Defense)

Devon Platana
Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 9.
Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 9. / AP Photos/Duane Burleson
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Packers vs Lions Week 9 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Green Bay Packers (3-5, 1-3 Away) vs. Detroit Lions (1-6, 1-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
Coverage: FOX

Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season includes an NFC North showdown between the Green Bay Packers and rival Detroit Lions. The Packers have been in turmoil over the last month or so, dropping four straight games following last week's 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

The Lions have experienced a similar downward spiral. A 31-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins extended Detroit's losing streak to five games, moving the latter's home record to just 1-3. Making matters worse, the Lions have also lost five of their last six games against the Packers ahead of this matchup.

Packers vs Lions Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GB: (-196) | DET: (+166)
Spread: GB: -4 (-110) | DET: +4 (-110)
Total: 49.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Updated (Sunday, Nov. 6, 10:20 a.m. EST): The line on this matchup hasn't move up. Green Bay entered as 3.5-point favorites, and that number climbed slightly to 4 points. The over/under of 49.5 also holds steady.

The Packers enter this contest as slight favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds. This inter-conference clash also features a total of 49.5, which is among the highest of the Week 8 totals.

Packers vs Lions Prediction & Pick

It's hard imagining the Packers having the seventh-worst scoring offense this season, but here we are. Green Bay's offense has been held to a putrid 17.5 points per game during this four-game skid, however, things should get back on track against the Lions' NFL-worst scoring defense.

Even if the Packers have been tough to trust, there's no ignoring that the Lions have given up at least 24 points every game this season. Though Detroit's offense has bailed them out at times, that'll be harder to do with No. 1 tight end T.J. Hockenson traded, along with start rusher D'Andre Swift still not being 100% healthy.

Time is running out for Green Bay to turn its season around. The good news is that the Packers are 5-1 in their last six games against the Lions, winning two of their last three trips to Ford Field as well. Until Detroit shows better structure, I'm trusting Green Bay to get the job done.

Final Score Prediction: Packers: 28 | Lions: 23

Packers vs Lions Betting Trends

- Green Bay is 16-4 straight up in its last 20 games against the NFC North.
- Detroit is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Green Bay's last 13 games against Detroit.
- The total has hit the over in each of Detroit's last five home games.

Packers vs Lions Best Bet

I'm expecting a lot of points from this NFC North rivalry game. Not only has the total hit the over in each of Detroit's last five home games, but it's also gone over in nine of the last 13 Packers-Lions matchups. For reference, the average total of those 13 meetings is 52.2 points.

Taking into account both sides bring out the best in the other, along with the Lions' awful defense, I'm taking the over on the 49.5-point total.

Bet: Under 49.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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