Packers Three Point Favourites To Beat Lions on the Road

Published on December 3rd, 2015 6:52 am EST

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NFL - Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions - Matchup and team logos - Odds to winThe suddenly surging Detroit Lions, buoyed in recent games by the strong play of Stafford and "Megatron", will be playing host to the Green Bay Packers on this week's edition of Thursday Night Football.

The Green Bay Packers, who were thought to be near locks to win the NFC title just a month ago, have seen their fortunes tumble in recent weeks. Their defence, which was previously considered one of the best in the league, has faltered, while their vaunted offence, led by Aaron Rodgers, has stumbled. This has resulted in the Packers losing a number of important divisional games against the likes of the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. The Packers are suddenly in very real danger of losing the division to the Minnesota Vikings.

The Lions, on the other hand, have seen their fortunes rebound following the sacking of many of their staff, including the President and General Manager. The team hired a new Offensive Co-ordinator who has been able to light a fire under both Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, as the duo combined for three TDs in last week's Thanksgiving Day game against the Philadelphia Eagles. While the Lions will almost certainly miss the playoffs, they are clearly relishing the role of playing spoiler, especially against divisional foes.

The Lions are three point underdogs at home against the Packers this week, as evidenced by the odds listed below:

Green Bay Packers, 1.65
Detroit Lions, 2.35

Spread

Green Bay Packers, -3, 1.91
Detroit Lions, +3, 1.91

Here is the over/under line:

Over 46.5 points, 1.91
Under 46.5 points, 1.91

Many wise gamblers are jumping on the Lions, as they are playing at home and have looked superlative against their opponents in recent weeks. Can the Packers defence, which has looked horrible in recent weeks, stop the Lions or will Stafford and company post another huge game?

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The Packers likely would have been two touchdown favourites a month ago, but the fortunes of both teams have changed dramatically in recent weeks. Can the Packers get back on track or will the Lions consider to dominate?

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