Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Spread: GB -7
Odds c/o 5dimes
The Green Bay Packers began its season with a 43-34 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, to start out 1-0 on the road. The Packers return home this week to host the Detroit Lions as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 49.5 points according to NFL oddsmakers at bookmaker 5dimes. The game will air at Noon (EST) on FOX.
If nothing else, Green Bay’s offense was clicking on all cylinders in Week 1. Aaron Rodgers started out the season in “mid-season form” as it is, completing 32 of 44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns, without a single interception or sack. His passer rating of 127.5 was outstanding, and he got plenty of support from his backfield. Aaron Jones rushed 16 timers for 66 yards and a touchdown, while Tyler Ervin picked up 38 yards on just three attempts. Green Bay averaged nearly five yards-per-carry as a team on its 32 total attempts. Davante Adams carried the receivers. He had 14 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns, and he was targeted 17 of the 41 targeted passes.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling did his damage with just four catches, totaling 96 yards and a touchdown on that quartet of plays. All was well on offense, but it was defense where Green Bay will seek to improve its showing in Week 2. Despite emerging with a victory, Kirk Cousins threw 76 percent of his passes for completions and rushed for 34 yards on his four carries. Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison also were able to have success rushing the football. Green Bay focused a lot of its effort on the Vikings’ passing game, but ion doing so left some major holes that Mattison, in particular, was able to find and exploit.
The defensive backs were slow on rotations and that will have to be improved upon, notwithstanding that the opponent this week, Detroit, lacks some of that firepower that the Vikings have, particularly in the backfield.
Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
Packers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Packers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Packers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 2.
Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC North.
Packers are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Packers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Packers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
The Detroit Lions lost its home opener to the Chicago Bears 23-27. It now tries to get back on track against the Packers, hoping to get a victory before another tough road game in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Lions were not exactly pleased with the passing of its star quarterback Matt Stafford. He threw 24 of 42 for completion and averaged just 7.1 yards-per-reception while throwing an interception that proved costly. Kyle Fuller picked up the interception for Chicago and the Bears secondary did a great job of limiting the Lions’ top-3 receivers. Danny Amendola led the Lions with five catches for 81 yards, but TJ Hockenson was the only to catch a TD pass and Marvin Jones Jr was contained to just four catches, as well. Adrian Peterson did have a monster game both rushing and catching. Peterson attempted 14 carries for 93 yards while catching three passes for 21 yards. The only black mark on his resume for this one, perhaps, was that he failed to reach the end zone even once. But again, Detroits offense was formidable enough in Week 1, it was just the lack of pressure on Mitch Trubisky led the Bears’ QB to throw three TD passes without a single pick. It is not often that such a stat line is attributed to Trubisky, but he may be turning the corner, or it may have just been a hot-single-game start to the season. We shall find out.
Lions are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
Lions are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss.
Lions are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog.
Lions are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss.
Lions are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC.
Lions are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games.