The Green Bay Packers (8-8) play the Detroit Lions (8-8) at Lambeau Field on 8th January in Week 18 of the NFL. The two sides enter this Week 18 matchup with identical records, having collected eight wins in 16 games. This run of form has left the Green Bay Packers in third place in the NFC North, one spot behind the second-place Detroit Lions. Expect the gloves to come off in the latest contest between these two squads. The clock is ticking fast now, with each side still without a playoff berth going into the final round of the regular season.
Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions Betting lines
Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions Betting expert picks
Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions Moneyline
The Green Bay Packers are on a brilliant winning streak going into this week’s matchup. The hosts have won their last four games straight up, and they’re 8-8 for the season—5-3 at home. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have collected six wins in 11 games with NFC North teams, and at odds of +180, are deemed to have a 36% chance of victory at the Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions Spread
Oddsmakers favor the Green Bay Packers to win Sunday’s game, but not by much. The hosts open up as 4.5-point favorites over the Detroit Lions. The last five rounds between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions have been rather one-sided, with an average winning margin of up to 11.8 points.
The Green Bay Packers have covered the spread in four of their last five games. The hosts are also 5-4 ATS in the past nine games at home and 6-4 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games. The visitors are 5-4 ATS from their nine most recent road trips, as well as 8-2 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions Total
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last ten games between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions produced an average of 48 points.
The total for this Week 18 matchup at the Lambeau Field is 49.0 points, which is under the 52.2-point average seen in their last five meetings between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions – but not by much either way.
The total has averaged 47.5 points in the Green Bay Packers’ ten most recent games, as well as 46.8 points in their last five at home. Against the total, the Green Bay Packers have gone over in their past three home games and are 6-4 in the last ten overall.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions have seen an average of 47.4 points in their past five road games and 50.4 points in their last five contests in all. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Detroit Lions, who are 6-4 against the total in their last ten home and away games combined.
Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions Betting trends
- Green Bay Packers have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
- Detroit Lions have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games.
- Green Bay Packers won the last three H2H matches against Detroit Lions when playing at home.
NFL Power Rankings Week 18 2022, Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers Form
Form-wise, the Green Bay Packers are looking strong on the back of four consecutive wins. A 41-17 triumph over the Minnesota Vikings last week extended their winning streak, leaving them 5-5 in their last 10 matches overall.
The Green Bay Packers’ offensive unit has taken things up a notch in terms of points scored. From a regular season average of 22.1 points, the offense has put up 30.4 points on board in the last five matches alone. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been nothing special. In its last five outings, opponents have scored 21.6 points against them per contest—a number that is squarely in line with the unit’s 21.9 points season average.
This year, the Green Bay Packers had been tipped to go far into the playoffs. However, 16 matches into the current regular season, the hosts are only 8-8 and won’t be around when January football gets underway unless, of course, things go their way in the final week.
Detroit Lions Form
The Detroit Lions seem to relish going up against NFC North teams, having won four of their last divisional matchups in a row. Their last match ended in a 41-10 win against the Chicago Bears, leaving them 7-3 in the last ten games.
A strong offense has been a highlight for the Detroit Lions this season. The unit ranks fourth in the NFL’s offensive ladder with 27.1 points per game and has put up 31.6 points in the last five matches alone. However, the defense has struggled to contain opposing offenses, giving up 25.7 points per game this year.
2021 was a year to forget for the Detroit Lions. The visitors failed to reach the playoffs, having finished fourth in the NFC North at 3-13, and are at risk of missing the NFL postseason again, having gone 8-8 so far in the current campaign.
Green Bay Packers VS Detroit Lions H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 15-9 win for the Detroit Lions at the Ford Field in November 2022. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
The Green Bay Packers managed an average of 22.7 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Detroit Lions, who averaged 25.3 points.