NFL football gambling expectations are falling for the Detroit Lions as they are being worn down by their lack of depth against better teams with the odds NFL.
The Detroit Lions will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday with a telecast on FOX that is set to begin at 1 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Green Bay as a 7 point favorite and with a total of 47.
Green Bay has a NFL gambling record of 8-4 straight up and 7-5 against the spread with 8 of their games going under the total. The Pack trails first place Chicago by 1 game in the NFC North and cannot assume that a wild card spot will be open with such contenders as Philadelphia, the Giants, New Orleans, and Tampa Bay all in contention.
The Packers are coming off a 34-16 home payout over San Francisco as they won and got the money for the 4th time in 5 games. Defense has been the catalyst for the Packers success as they rank as the best team in the NFL for points allowed.
The offense ranks 7th for scoring but is being hampered by the lack of a consistent ground attack which has put additional pressure and strain on Aaron Rodgers, who has 3243 yards passing.
Detroit has a record of 2-10 straight up but 8-4 with the NFL betting lines as 9 of their games have gone over the total. Detroit’s board value has begun to erode however as they have gotten the cash in just 1 of their last 4 games after scoring a payout in a 24-20 loss to Chicago last week as 5 point home dogs.
Detroit’s defense ranks a poor 25th for points allowed while the offense ranks a much improved 13th for scoring.
The Lions have proven to have the ability to compete and get the money against top shelf NFL football gambling opponents.
The Packers are in the position where they must win to keep within striking distance of the Bears as a wild card playoff spot in the NFC may not be open. If Green Bay brings less than their “A” game this could prove to be a potential trap situation.