Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 9 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5. The Lions have an over/under record of 9-6-0 and they are 7-7-1 against the spread. The Packers have an ATS record of 7-8-0 while their over/under record is 10-5-0.
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Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 10-5-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 7-8-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 7-7-1 against the spread
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
12/24/17 WR Jordy Nelson Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/23/17 RB Aaron Jones Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/23/17 LB Clay Matthews Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/23/17 LB Nick Perry Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/23/17 TE Richard Rodgers Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/23/17 CB Damarious Randall Knee is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/23/17 WR Davante Adams Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/23/17 G Jahri Evans Knee is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/22/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL IR
12/19/17 QB Aaron Rodgers None IR
12/06/17 CB Kevin King Shoulder IR
12/01/17 RB Ty Montgomery Wrist IR
11/07/17 T Bryan Bulaga Knee IR
11/03/17 LS Taybor Pepper Foot IR
11/03/17 S Kentrell Brice Ankle IR
10/16/17 CB Quinten Rollins Ankle IR
09/26/17 T Kyle Murphy Foot IR
09/25/17 LS Brett Goode Hamstring IR
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
12/24/17 DT Rodney Coe Illness is "?" Sunday vs Green Bay
12/24/17 CB Nevin Lawson Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Green Bay
12/24/17 T Rick Wagner Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Green Bay
12/24/17 G T.J. Lang Foot is "?" Sunday vs Green Bay
12/24/17 C Travis Swanson Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Green Bay
12/19/17 WR TJ Jones Shoulder IR
11/27/17 S Tavon Wilson Shoulder IR
10/12/17 DT Haloti Ngata Elbow IR
10/06/17 G Zac Kerin Knee IR
09/11/17 P Kasey Redfern Knee IR
09/05/17 DE Kerry Hyder Jr. Achilles IR
09/05/17 RB Mike James Concussion IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers have run for 1,621 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the NFL. They've run 359 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 88 times for 721 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the league in penalties. They are 19th in the NFL in points scored with 309. They have run 936 plays this season for 4,635 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Packers average 5 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 290 1st downs this year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Hundley averages 5.7 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 yards per completion. He has completed 178 passes on 292 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating is 71.5. He has thrown for 1,664 yards this season.
The Packers rush defense has allowed 441 attempts for 1,742 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. Green Bay has committed 89 penalties for 770 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.8% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league. They are 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 349. They have surrendered a total of 5,226 yards on D, which is 23rd in the NFL. The Packers are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 328 passes on 484 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense this season, placing them 23rd and 5th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 3,484 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Green Bay Packers have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 14, which is 32nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77.8%. Green Bay Packers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,886 yards on 65 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay is ranked 26th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 243 punt return yards and average 10.1 yards per return, which is 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 65 yards. They have returned 32 kicks for 725 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Packers average 22.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,928.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 375. They have run 926 plays this year for 5,048 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5.5 yards per play, which is 12th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 278 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 1,170 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 340 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 99 times for 906 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the NFL in penalties. Matthew Stafford has passed for 4,123 yards this year. He's completed 351 throws while attempting 536 passes for a completion percentage of 65.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 97.1. He averages 11.7 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Detroit is 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 365. They have given up a total of 5,436 yards on D, which is 27th in the league. The Lions are 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 346 throws on 538 attempts against the Detroit defense this season, ranking them 27th and 28th in the league. The Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,739 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 405 attempts for 1,697 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the NFL against the run. The Detroit Lions have had 102 penalties for 903 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.5% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 34. They've totaled 486 punt return yards and are averaging 14.3 yards per return, which is 1st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 88 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 557 yards on special teams, placing them 25th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 18.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 9th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,360. The Detroit Lions have tried 33 field goals this season and made 28, which is 12th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 84.8%. Detroit kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 37 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,924 yards on 67 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers +9
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