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Lions vs. Packers CashBet Wagering Analysis

Certainly, Lazarus will have a lot of interest in betting on the NFL Sunday Night Football game.  Five weeks ago, the Packers were given up for dead.  But Green Bay has won four consecutive games to control their playoff destiny.  They will be in the playoffs with a win over the Detroit Lions on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field.  If Detroit wins, they could instead be in the playoffs but will have needed some help from other teams before the game.  Indeed, the final game of the regular season is one of the biggest of the campaign. 

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Information

Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TV Coverage: NBC

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Odds

Lions +4½ ( -110 ) 49 ( -110 ) +185
Packers -4½ ( -110 ) 49 ( -110 ) -225
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Lions vs. Packers CashBet Wagering Analysis

Detroit will know its online sportsbook fate before the Sunday Night game kicks off, and their incentive will be an interesting handicapping factor.  Of course, Green Bay will draw considerable public sector action.  Cause by their status as the popular home brand at Lambeau Field, playing for a playoff spot.  By contrast, the Lions are the ultimate contrarian play that the masses will ignore.

Lions Look for Great Leap Forward

Last game, the Detroit Lions won 41-10 against the Chicago Bears as 4.5x-point home favorites.  The game went under the Betting on football total of 5.5.  Detroit has a record of 8-8 straight up, 11-5 against the spread, and 10-6 over/under the total.  Detroit ranks 4th for total offense, 8th for passing, 11th for rushing, and 5th for scoring.  While defensively, they rank 32nd overall, 30th against the pass, 29th against the rush, and 29th for points allowed.  Also, Detroit ranks 1st for turnovers lost and 18th for takeaways.

Jared Goff threw three touchdown passes.  Including two in the first half to Brock Wright.  Hence Detroit routed the Bears on Sunday to remain in the chase for an NFC wild card.  The Lions have won seven of nine to give themselves a shot at earning a postseason spot for the first time since 2016.  They need a win over the Packers and a loss or tie by Seattle against the Los Angeles Rams.

Consider that Detroit won just three games in 2021 during coach Dan Campbell’s debut.  And they started 1-6 this season, testing his leadership and the faith ownership had in him.  But Campbell never wavered, publicly or privately, and his reward is having a playoff berth possibly at stake against the Packers.

Pack Attack Roars Back

Last game, the Green Bay Packers won 41-17 against the Minnesota Vikings as 3.5-point home favorites.  The game went over the NFL bets total of 48.  Green Bay has a record of 8-8 straight up, 8-8 against the spread, and 8-8 over/under the total.  Green Bay ranks 16th for total offense, 17th for passing, 13th for rushing, and 14th for scoring.  While defensively, they rank 18th overall, 4th against the pass, 26th against the rush, and 17th for points allowed.  Also, Green Bay ranks 12th for turnovers lost and 3rd for takeaways.

In sum, Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score.  Meanwhile, the Packers shut down Kirk Cousins and star receiver Justin Jefferson in a blowout of the Vikings.  Keisean Nixon scored on a 105-yard kickoff return.  And Darnell Savage had a 75-yard pick-6 of Cousins.  That was one of four turnovers by the Minnesota QB.

A fourth straight postseason berth seemed out of the question after a 1-7 stretch dropped the Packers to 4-8.  However, they haven’t lost since and have benefited from favorable results around the league.  Green Bay’s latest good fortune came Sunday when Washington fell 24-10 at home to the Cleveland Browns.  As a result, that put the Packers in control of their postseason fate.

Lions vs. Packers CashBet Free Picks   

In this situation, the public will be all over the Packers.  Thus, the Lions offer enhanced value with the NFL Betting odds.

Lions vs. Packers CashBet Best Bet

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