Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Lions-Packers in Week 18 of the NFL season.
All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Lions vs. Packers odds
Spread: Packers -4.5
Point total: 49
Moneyline: Packers -230 / Lions +195
Our picks, best bets
Pick against the spread: Packers -4.5
If the Packers win, they will make it into the postseason. It’s not as straightforward for the Lions, who need the Seattle Seahawks to lose/tie while earning a victory on Sunday Night Football. With that said, there’s a chance the Lions are eliminated before this game begins. That takes the incentive away from Detroit, and puts the Packers in a better position to win this game and cover the spread. The Packers are the hotter team as well, winning four straight games (all by six or more points).
Over/under: Under 49
The last time these two teams played (Nov. 6), the Lions won 15-9. A repeat performance is unlikely, but an over/under of 49 points seems high. This could be a game where the Packers focus on running the ball while sprinkling in some play-action from Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay has been playing solid defense in the last month, and the Lions’ offense hasn’t been as dangerous on the road this season.
Player prop: Jared Goff over 1.5 passing touchdowns (+105)
Goff has tossed two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. He even threw a pair of scores despite an overall low-scoring 15-9 victory over Green Bay earlier this season. The Packers should be playing with a lead for most of this game, which will prompt Goff to pass more, giving him more opportunities to sail over this prop.