Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit +7.5
Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (5-7) play the Green Bay Packers (9-3) at Ford Field on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Green Bay opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5.
The Green Bay Packers come into this game with a record of 9-3 this year. In their last outing they took on the Philadelphia Eagles and earned the victory by a score of 30-16. Aaron Rodgers went 25/34 with 295 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Aaron Jones led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 77 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for a total of 130 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 8.7 yards per tote. Davante Adams led the team in receiving yardage by earning 121 yards on 10 catches. He averaged 12.1 yards per reception in the game. The Green Bay Packers ended up rushing 25 times and totaled 149 yards which earned them an average of 6.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 61 plays which added up to 437 yards. In the game, the Packers earned a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 30 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay allowed 11 catches on 27 tries totaling 161 yards, and a completion percentage of 41.0%. In the running game, the Packers allowed 116 yards on 25 carries which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 277 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Packers have earned 4,759 total yards for the season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 124.2 yards via the ground game ranking them 8th in the NFL. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Green Bay has compiled 36 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns on the ground. Concerning scoring points, the Green Bay Packers are averaging 31.6 points per game. The Packers are ranked 15th in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 24.9 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per run and 114.6 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Overall, they have given up 1,375 yards via the ground game in 12 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Packers have conceded 2,696 yards which has them ranked 12th in the NFL. Over the course of their 12 games played, they have conceded 224.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.6%. During this campaign, they have yielded 339.3 yards/game putting them 11th in the league.
The Lions step onto the field holding a record of 5-7 for this year. In their last contest they played the Chicago Bears and won 34-30. Adrian Peterson led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards and he ran for 2 TD's during the game. He rushed for 57 yards on 16 carries which had him averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Marvin Jones Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 116 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 14.5 yards per catch during the game. Matthew Stafford went 27/42 with 402 yards passing and added 3 TD's. He gave away 1 interception in the game. The Detroit Lions rushed the ball a total of 22 times and racked up 60 yards which had them averaging 2.7 yards per carry. In the game, the Lions earned a total of 24 1st downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 45 yards. Overall, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 460 yards. In terms of defense, Detroit gave up 26 catches on 34 tries totaling 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. For the game, they conceded 389 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Lions gave up 140 yards on 31 runs which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to how much they score, the Lions are ranked 19th out of all teams in football averaging 23.8 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Lions currently sit at 3,154 yards through the air as well as an average of 262.8 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 12th in the league. They have an average of 93.6 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,123 yards for the season. The Detroit Lions maintain an average of 356.4 yards/game ranking them 19th out of all teams in the NFL. The Lions sit in 31st in the National Football League in terms of team defense, allowing 29.8 points per game. They are giving up 4.5 yards per rush and 133.9 yards on the ground per game this season. For the year, they have given up 1,607 yards via the ground game in 12 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Lions have allowed 3,140 yards which has them sitting in 27th in the league. During their 12 games played, they are giving up 261.7 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 66.7%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 395.6 yards per outing putting them 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lions +7.5
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