August 26, 2021
Packers vs Lions Odds, Spreads & Betting Lines – Sports Betting
Did you know Packers vs. Lions is the NFL’s longest-running rivalry and dates back to 1930?
When placing a wager on the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions this NFL season, it’s important to know information such as Packers-Lions odds. That’s just the start.
You should also know some historical information about the nine-decade rivalry. Then you can make the best bets on football teams representing Motor City in DET and named after Green Bay’s Acme Packing Company.
Here at SportsBetting.com we provide everything you need to place bets on Packers vs. Lions games. This information includes betting stats and trends from the 2020 games, results from the all-time series, and different ways to bet on Lions vs. Packers matchups.
Packers vs. Lions: 2020 Stats
Line: Green Bay -6
Result: Packers 41, Lions 21
Green Bay Packers
Before the game, at Lambeau Field, 2020 MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers had made 2+ TD passes during the past four of five games versus the Lions.
Meanwhile, Davante Adams of the four-time Super Bowl champions, had averaged one TD catch during his past six games versus Detroit.
Head coach Matt Patricia led the Detroit Lions versus their division rivals. Patricia left the Lions later in the season, as reported by ESPN.
Possible future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson was going for his ninth straight rushing TD at Green Bay. Meanwhile, QB Matthew Stafford had a 100+ passer rating during four of his last five starts in the Packers vs. Lions games.
Line: Green Bay -7.5
Result: Packers 31, Lions 24
Green Bay Packers
Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown and the rest of the Packers hit the playing field with a 9-3 overall record and a 4-2 record on the road. They were also on a streak after winning four of their past five games.
The team’s cheeseheads fans also celebrated a blowout 42-21 win against its NFC North rivals in NFL week 2. Rodgers tossed two TDs and zero interceptions.
The Packers earned the NFL’s most offensive touchdowns at 46. Rodgers also was the only QB with 35+ TD passes in five career seasons.
On the downside, as discussed on podcasts, the Packers ranked second to last in the league for touchdowns allowed at 43.
Running back D’Andre Swift and the Lions entered the game with a 5-7 overall record and an unimpressive 1-4 record playing at home on Ford Field.
Packers vs. Lions: Betting Trends
The NFL betting lines of this regular-season game a month after training camp stayed under 7 points during the last week. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers was 25-3 as a home favorite against the spread.
Injuries on offense and defense were a key factor leading up to the game, making it difficult for the Lions to cover the spread. This was despite past matchups projecting a close game.
The Packers were road favorites. They had a 9-3 overall record and were attempting to win their third game in a row. Additionally, QB Rogers was 6-1 in indoor games as a road favorite of 6+ points.
These stats help explain why Green Bay opened as -8 favorites.
The line saw some movement during the week, largely due to the Lions’ injury report that showed several starters were ruled out for the division game.
Packers vs. Lions: All-Time Series
As of July 2021, the Packers and Lions have faced each other in 183 games, dating back to 1930. This figure includes 2 postseason games.
In 1930, the Packers pulverized the Lions during the teams’ first meeting 47-13. The Lions were originally known as the Portsmouth Spartans before being renamed, as a nod to the Detroit Tigers baseball team.
The Packers have won 104 of their battles, while the Lions have won 72 games. The two NFC North teams have also tied 7 times.
Packers vs. Lions: Matchup History
1993 Season (Wild Card): Packers 28, Lions 24
This was the first-ever playoff game between the two Midwestern teams. Head Coach Mike Holmgren’s squad was trailing 24-21 in the fourth quarter.
With under 60 ticks remaining in the game, Packers QB Brett Favre connected with Sterling Sharpe for a 40-yard TD pass.
1994 Season (Wild Card): Packers 16, Lions 12
This Wild Card game was the second year in a row the division rivals clashed in the playoffs. The Packers amazingly held future Hall of Famer Barry Sanders to -1 rushing yards.
The Packers were up 10-0 at halftime. By late in the second half, the Lions had outscored the Packers 10-6. However, Green Bay held onto the lead by giving up a safety in the last play of the game.
2015 Season (Week 13): Packers 27, Lions 23
This game had even more significance than usual since both teams were trying to make the playoffs. The Lions led 17-0 at halftime.
The Packers roared back after the halftime show and had outscored the Lions 21-6 by the end of the 4th quarter.
Aaron Rodgers finished the comeback by completing a 61-yard Hail Mary pass to Richard Rodgers as time ran out. The catch gave the Packers a victory on a walk-off touchdown.
Green Bay Packers
- Bart Starr
- Don Hutson
- Earl Lambeau
- Brett Favre
- Reggie White
- Ray Nitschke
- Aaron Rodgers
- Paul Hornung
- Forrest Gregg
- Barry Sanders
- Joe Schmidt
- Bobby Layne
- Calvin Johnson
- Lem Barney
- Doak Walker
- Jack Christiansen
- Alex Karras
- Herman Moore
- Dick Lane
Packers vs Lions: How to Bet
When betting on an NFL game, you have various betting types from which to pick. You could use them for Packers vs. Lions and other NFC North matchups, including the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, for example.
Point Spread: These bets are determined by the number of points the NFL team wins or loses by. The favorite is signified by a minus sign (Kansas City Chiefs -3), and the underdog by a plus sign (Houston Texans +3, for example).
Point Total: This wager is also known as an over/under bet. It projects the number of points the two teams score in a game, such as between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.
Live Betting: This type of bet permits you to wager after the NFL game starts yet before the referee’s final whistle between the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens, for example.
Teasers: The bettor can move each bet’s point spread to a more favorable line. Take note that this betting action decreases the betting odds of football picks in NFL games like Colts vs. Raiders, for example.
Parlays: This is a multiple-leg wager popular in NBA and NFL betting. It requires you to win each and every leg to win the entire bet. Parlays may include bets on the Titans, Jaguars, Clippers and Lakers, for example.
Moneyline: This is a straight-up bet that requires you to pick the NFL game’s winner or loser in a match, like the Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints.
Prop Bet: A proposition bet is a wager on an individual player or a specific event. Most prop bets are on an individual player rather than the entire team. An example would be “In the Steelers vs. Seahawks matchup, who will make the first TD?”
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