Football betting handicappers were disappointed in the way the Green Bay Packers self destructed at Chicago last Monday night in their first football gambling loss of 2010.
Green Bay will host Detroit on Sunday with kickoff set for 1:05 PM Eastern and a FOX telecast. Sports-Gambling opened with Green Bay as a 14.5 point favorite and with an over/under of 45.5.
Ever since their opening day loss at Chicago when a winning touchdown pass at the gun was overturned due to an obscure rule that is hardly ever enforced it’s been all downhill for the Detroit Lions as they have a NFL betting record of 0-3 straight up although they are 2-1 against the spread. 2009 NFL number one overall draft pick Matt Stafford is out at quarterback until the middle of October with a shoulder injury and the offense ranks 22nd in the NFL as Shaun Hill has filled in.
Defense has been a problem as Detroit ranks 30th in the NFL.
Green Bay has a NFL gambling record of 2-1 both straight up and against the spread with all 3 of their games going under the total. The is coming off a 20-17 loss at Chicago in which they had 18 penalties for 152 yards, allowed a blocked field goal, and had a 62 yard punt return against them to lose despite a significant yardage edge.
Detroit has gotten the money in just 2 out of their last 10 games as a road dog and in just 3 out of their last 12 games when coming off a straight up loss. Detroit has paid out in just 1 of their last 8 NFC North Division games.
Green Bay has paid out in 10 of their last 14 NFC North Division games and in 5 out of their last 6 when coming off a straight up loss. The favorite has paid out in 6 of the last 7 football betting matchups in this series and the home team is a long term 17-8 against the spread when the Packers and Lions meet.
Green Bay has got the cash in 7 out of the last 8 matchups in this series.