The National Football League has once again scheduled three games on Thanksgiving Day, and the first game is one of the best rivalries in the league. It will be the Green Bay Packers visiting the Detroit Lions, and this is a huge game in the NFC North Division race.
The Green Bay Packers are coming into this game with a record of 4-6, but they are slowly starting to make their way back into the NFC North race. Green Bay has now won two of their last three games, but they still have some work to do if they are going to get into the postseason.
Detroit has been on an absolute roll this season as they are coming into this game with a record of 8-2. The Lions also have a ton of momentum after picking up a huge comeback win over the Chicago Bears in Week 11.
The Detroit Lions are 7.5-point betting favorites over the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day.
Packers Playing Some Defense
The Green Bay Packers are not the same team as they have been in the past, as they don’t have the ability to score in a hurry. Green Bay is scoring just 20.2 points per game this season, and they are also holding opponents to that number.
It has been the defense that has allowed this team to start to turn things around, and the Packers are allowing just 193 passing yards per game. Green Bay has had a tough time stopping Jared Goff and the Lions in the path, and that will be something to watch.
Quarterback Jordan Love has thrown for 2,331 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, but he has also thrown 10 interceptions. Look for the Packers to run the football in this game as a way to slow things down.
Lions Rolling on Offense
The Detroit Lions are one of the most explosive offensive teams in the country this season, and they are a team loaded with weapons. Quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 2,743 yards and 16 touchdowns, and he has been playing great football.
Amon-Ra St. Brown might be the most underrated player in the league this season, but he leads this team with 73 receptions and 898 yards. Detroit also has some great running backs, but they continue to light it up through the air.
Detroit will need to find some defense in this game, and that unit struggled to slow down the Chicago Bears. The Lions can’t allow the offense to try to pick up the slack all season long.
Detroit Dominates Green Bay
The Detroit Lions have beaten the Green Bay Packers four straight times, and they no longer have to deal with Aaron Rodgers. Even though Green Bay has played much better of late, this team still has a number of issues on both sides of the ball.
This Lions team just continues to find ways to win games, and they should be in control of this game for four quarters. Green Bay just doesn’t have the offense to keep up, and this game will get away from them in a hurry.
Bet the Detroit Lions -7.5 over the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day as the home team will roll to a huge win.