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Lions vs Packers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Lions vs Packers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Lions vs Packers prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Green Bay. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Lions vs Packers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Detroit Lions travel to take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. This NFC North showdown has a kickoff time set for 8:20 PM ET, and will be televised on NBC.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Green Bay is the odds on favorite to come away with the win. Will they be able to take care of business at home? Or, does Detroit have what it takes to make things interesting? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Lions vs Packers prediction.

  • Spread: DET +4.5 | GB -4.5
  • MoneyLine: DET +184 | GB -228
  • Total: 49.5

Lions vs Packers Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Detroit has a record of 4-1 in the NFC North. Overall, the Lions head into action with a record of 8-8. On the season, Detroit has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 10th with an average differential of 1.38 points. So far, the Lions have been favored in 11 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 4.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Lions have a straight up record of 3-2-0 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 22.2 points per game in these contests. Looking back on their previous 5 games as the underdog, the Lions have a straight up mark of 4-1 and 5-0 against the spread.

Going into week 18, Green Bay has a record of 3-2 in the NFC North. Overall, the Packers head into action with a record of 8-8. On the season, Green Bay has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 12th with an average differential of 0.19 points. So far, the Packers have been favored in 10 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -6.

When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Green Bay has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 24.6 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games. Spanning across their last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Packers have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-2.

Our projections recommmend taking the Lions to cover the spread. So far, the team is ranked 8th in pass yards per game, while also putting together a strong rushing attack. Against Green Bay look for the Detroit to continue its success in both facets of the game.

Free Spread Prediction: Detroit Lions 4.5

Lions vs Packers Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Lions have an over-under record of 10-6. So far, the Lions have put together the 5th ranked scoring offense at 27.06 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 25.69 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Packers have an over-under record of 8-8. This season, the Packers are averaging 22.12 points per contest, placing them 14th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 17th in points allowed per game.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 59 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 49.5

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