The Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers for their annual Thanksgiving Day game.
The pregame narrative: Green Bay long-dominated the NFC North but now the division belongs to Detroit. The Lions are the class of the group and despite nearly losing to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, are a good pick to win and cover the spread against the Packers.
Below are our Packers vs. Lions odds and best bet for Week 12.
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Packers vs. Lions odds and best bet overview
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|SNF best bet||Odds||Bet now ⬇️|
|Lions -7.5||-109||Add to betslip|
NFL odds as of 12:54 p.m. ET on 11/21/23.
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Packers vs. Lions odds and best bet
Best Bet: Lions -7.5 (-109)
Rhythm and Bruise, Thunder and Lightning, whatever you want to call it, Detroit has a lethal rushing attack.
Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery are causing nightmares for opposing defences. The duo averaged 5.2 yards per carry against a surprisingly stout Chicago run defence in last week's victory.
|NFL Thanksgiving Day boosts||Odds||Bet now ⬇️|
|Lions, Cowboys & 49ers to all win by 10+ points||+615 (was +560)||Add to betslip|
|Any team on Thursday to score 50+ points||+440 (was +400)||Add to betslip|
|Goff & Love to each record 250+ passing yards & Over 48.5 points||+505 (was +460)||Add to betslip|
|Pollard and Robinson Jr. to both score a TD||+485 (was +440)||Add to betslip|
|Aiyuk & Lockett to each record 70+ receiving yards & either to score a TD||+740 (was +675)||Add to betslip|
|McCaffrey to record 25+ rushing/receiving yards & score a TD||+240 (was +220)||Add to betslip|
The Bears, who are tied for allowing the fewest rushing yards per carry (3.4), will likely prove to be a much tougher matchup for Detroit than Green Bay.
|GB vs. DET betting markets||Odds|
|Montgomery to score a touchdown||-195|
|Gibbs to score a touchdown||-148|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown to score a touchdown||-141|
|AJ Dillon to score a touchdown||+117|
The Packers have not done a very good job at limiting opposing rushing attacks. They rank 24 in opponent yards per rush attempt (4.3) this season.
That plays right into the hands of a Lions team running the 10th-most frequently (43.9%) of any team and averaging the fourth-most rushing yards per attempt (4.6) this year.
The early-week injury report also says a lot about both teams as they prepare to get ready on a short week.
First GB-DET injury report ahead of the Thanksgiving game.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 20, 2023
Note that the Packers designated safety Darnell Savage (calf) to return from injured reserve, opening his 21-day practice window without counting on the 53. pic.twitter.com/Gz0nOcjyJk
Take the better, and healthier, team on a short week of rest.
Key stat: The Lions have won three of their five home games by eight-plus points.
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