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How the public is betting Lions vs. Packers in Week 2

The Green Bay Packers are heavy favorites in what many bettors believe could turn out to be a shootout against the Detroit Lions.

NFL: DEC 29 Packers at Lions Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What could have been if D’Andre Swift was able to hold on to a last-second touchdown pass for the Detroit Lions? The Lions would have likely gone on to beat the Chicago Bears 30-27 and be 1-0 to face the 1-0 Green Bay Packers in Week 2. Instead, the Lions lost 27-23, and confidence in the Lions — facing a Packers team that just dropped a 40-burger on the division rival Minnesota Vikings — is understandably low. The Packers and Lions are set to kickoff at 11:00 a.m. ET at Lambeau Field.

As it stands now, the Packers are 6.5-point favorites over the Minnesota Vikings, and early betting numbers numbers seem to indicate bettors do not think the Packers’ Week 1 beatdown of the Vikings was a fluke. We’ve got a look at DraftKings Sportsbook betting splits to give us an idea of where the public is at on this divisional matchup.

Lions @ Packers betting splits

The begging public thinks the Packers are going to win this game, with 94% of the moneyline and 91% of the moneyline handle taking the Packers at -265 odds. This is a game that has garnered some of the most consistent betting behind a single team, with only the San Francisco 49ers (-315 over the New York Jets) and the Kansas City Chiefs (-375 over the Las Angeles Chargers) pulling a greater percentage of bets on the moneyline.

While bettors are overwhelmingly picking the Packers to win the game, the 6.5 point spread hasn’t scared off many bets either — 90% of bets on the spread and 86% of the spread handle have taken the Packers despite giving the Lions 6.5 points.

While bettors believe the Packers will beat the Lions by at least a touchdown, there is shaky confidence in the Lions offense to put up points against the Green Bay defense. The over/under line of 49.5 points is the bet that has created the biggest divide among Packers-Lions bettors this week. Even still, 76% of the bets (but 84% of the O/U handle) have bet both teams will combine to score over 49.5 points.

Considering the Packers just put up 43 points themselves against the Minnesota Vikings on the road, and the Lions are a dropped touchdown pass from putting up a respectable 30 points themselves against the Bears, the 49.5 points - while the second-highest total O/U of the week (second only to the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys) - doesn’t seem out of reach.

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