Lions vs. Packers Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Sep 15, 2020

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Aaron Rodgers wasted no time showing the football world he’s far from washed up – and oddsmakers are paying attention as the Packers host the Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Detroit
1-2
AT
September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Lambeau Field
Green Bay
3-0
Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +260
Over / Under o +51

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Betting Action

90%

Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -315
Over / Under u +51

10%

Betting Action

90%

Rodgers erupted for 363 passing yards and four TDs in Green Bay’s season-opening 43-34 win over the Minnesota Vikings, and he’ll return to Lambeau Field as a sizable favourite against a Detroit Lions team that opened its 2020 campaign with a 27-23 loss to Chicago.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Green Bay comes in as a six-point fave in the first of two regular-season meetings with the division-rival Lions. Detroit has dropped 10 straight games and has been one of the worst cover plays in the league in recent history, with a 2-10 ATS mark over its previous 12 games. The Packers, meanwhile, have won seven of eight SU and are 4-2 ATS in their last six. So it’s no surprise that 90 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are siding with the home team.

The total for this Week 2 matchup is installed at 48.5, with the Over at -115 and the Under at -105. And the betting public is pounding the O48.5 with reckless abandon: 96 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are rolling with the Over, which means we could see some movement here before kickoff. The teams are 6-3 O/U in their last nine head-to-head meetings overall, though both meetings last year came in Under the total (by a combined three points).

Detroit Lions

Adrian Peterson is alive and well, thank you very much. Dumped by the Washington Football Team just before the start of the season, Peterson landed in the Motor City and made an instant impact, rumbling for 93 yards on just 14 carries. Keep an eye out for his rushing total prop here; with Kerryon Johnson averaging just 2.0 YPC and D’Andre Swift getting only six touches, this backfield might belong to AP for at least one more week.

Green Bay Packers

There was nothing wrong with the Packers’ passing game – but it’s the Green Bay rush attack worth focusing on entering Week 2. The Packers averaged a robust 4.9 yards per carry, with seven different players getting at least one attempt. A similar result in Week 2 makes the Under on Green Bay’s individual rushing props viable; Aaron Jones had 66 yards on 16 carries in the opener, and will likely see his Game 2 rushing prop around that total.

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