Packers Vs Lions: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 2

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 20, 2021

NFC North foes will clash in Week 2 when the Green Bay Packers (0-1) face the Detroit Lions (0-1). The Lions (+435 on the moneyline to win) hit the road on September 20, 2021 at 8:15 PM ET on ESPN against the Packers (-11.5). The point total for the contest is set at 49.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 20, 2021, 7:48 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Packers Vs Lions Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Packers vs Lions
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Lions (+11.5) Over (49.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Rankings (2020)

Packers Lions
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 31.8 (1) 23.6 (20)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 23.1 (13) 32.4 (32)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 6.3 (2) 5.7 (14)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.5 (12) 6.3 (31)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 11 (1) 21 (17)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 18 (25) 12 (31)

Packers Betting Insights

  • Green Bay had 10 wins in 16 games against the spread last year.
  • The Packers had no wins ATS (0-1) as a 11.5-point favorite or more last year.
  • Green Bay had nine of its 16 games go over the point total last season.
  • Green Bay games finished with more than 49.5 points 13 times last season.
  • The point total average for Packers games last season was 50.8, 1.3 more points than the over/under for this matchup.

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Lions Betting Insights

  • Against the spread, Detroit was 7-9-0 last year.
  • The Lions were winless ATS (0-1) when playing as at least 11.5-point underdogs last season.
  • Detroit had 10 of its 16 games go over the point total last year.
  • Last year, 13 Detroit games featured over 49.5 points scored.
  • The average total for Lions games last season was 51.0 points, 1.5 more than this game’s over/under.

Packers Players to Watch

  • Aaron Rodgers’ previous season stat line: 4,299 passing yards (268.7 per game), 372-for-526 (70.7%), 48 touchdowns and five picks.
  • Last season Aaron Jones went to work rushing, for 1,104 yards on 201 carries (69.0 yards per game) and scored nine times. Jones also collected 47 catches for 355 yards and two scores.
  • A.J. Dillon collected 242 rushing yards on 46 carries and two touchdowns last season.
  • Davante Adams picked up 115 receptions for 1,374 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. He was targeted 148 times, and averaged 85.9 yards per game.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling produced last year, grabbing 33 passes for 690 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 43.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Robert Tonyan grabbed 52 passes on 59 targets for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns, compiling 36.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Rashan Gary did his thing last season with an incredible stat line of 5.0 sacks, 6.5 TFL and 51 tackles.
  • De’Vondre Campbell was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 129 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and 2.0 sacks last year.
  • Darnell Savage Jr. collected four interceptions while adding 94 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 12 passes defended last year.

Lions Players to Watch

  • Jared Goff threw for an average of 247.0 pass yards per contest and tossed 20 touchdowns last season.
  • D’Andre Swift accumulated 521 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground in addition to 357 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the air during last year’s campaign.
  • Last season Jamaal Williams rushed for 505 yards. He also scored three total touchdowns.
  • T.J. Hockenson averaged 45.2 receiving yards and grabbed six receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2020 season.
  • Quintez Cephus averaged 21.8 receiving yards per game on 2.7 targets per game a season ago.
  • Romeo Okwara proved to be a relentless defender last year, recording 10.0 sacks, 14.0 TFL and 56 tackles.
  • Jamie Collins Sr. was all over the field last season with 147 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception.
  • Dean Marlowe collected two interceptions in addition to 28 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and three passes defended a year ago.

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