Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 9/20/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Packers (-10.5)
Lambeau Field is where the Green Bay Packers (0-1) will meet the Detroit Lions (0-1) on Monday. Green Bay opens this contest as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 48.
The Detroit Lions come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Lions played against the 49ers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 41-33. Jared Goff went 38/57 with 338 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 92.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. D'Andre Swift was the leader on the ground for the Lions with 11 totes for 39 yards (3.5 yards per carry). Jamaal Williams left with an average of 7.0 yds per catch by totaling 56 yds on 8 catches. The Detroit Lions ran the ball a total of 24 times and tallied 116 yds, which earned them an average of 4.8 yds per carry. In all, they tallied 84 plays for 430 yards. Detroit relinquished 18 completions on 26 tries for a total of 311 yards, and a completion rate of 69.2%. Against the run, the Lions gave up 131 yds on 28 attempts, which calculates to 4.7 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Detroit Lions are sitting at 33.0 points per contest. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 116.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 16th in the National Football League. The Lions have racked up 430 total yards over the course of this season. Detroit has a total of 19 first downs, and they have been called for 5 penalties for 45 yards.
Concerning yards through the air, the Lions have allowed 311 yards which puts them in 23rd in the NFL. They are giving up 311.0 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 69.2%. For the season, they have relinquished 442.0 yards per game ranking them 28th in the NFL. They are allowing 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 131.0 rushing yards per contest this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 131 yards on the ground through 1 outing. The Lions sit in 32nd in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 41.0 PPG.
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The Packers come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 this year. The last time they took the field, the Packers took a loss by a final score of 38-3 when they faced the Saints. Aaron Rodgers finished the contest with 133 yards on 15/28 passing while his quarterback rate was 36.8. He had 2 interceptions and his longest pass completion went for 31 yards. Davante Adams was the leading receiver for the Packers, grabbing 5 balls for 56 yds (11.2 yds per catch). AJ Dillon carried the ball 4 times for 19 yards, finishing the contest with 4.8 yds per attempt for Green Bay. The Packers finished the contest with a total of 229 yds while they ran 52 plays (4.4 yds per play). Green Bay ran for 2.9 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 43 yards on 15 carries. Green Bay gave up 39 run attempts for 171 yds (4.4 yds per carry). The Packers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 71.4%, relinquishing 151 yds on 15 out of 21 through the air.
The Green Bay Packers have an average of 229.0 yards per game which is good for 32nd in the NFL. They have an average of 43.0 yards per game via the ground game. The Green Bay offense has accrued 33 yds of penalties on 5 violations, which ranks 27th in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign thus far, the Packers have compiled 186 passing yards, which is ranked 26th out of all NFL teams. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Packers are ranked 32nd out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 3.0 points per game.
Green Bay has given up a total of 171 yards rushing. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 151.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 3rd in the league. The Packers defense taken the field for 60 plays, which ranks them 11th in football. The Packers are relinquishing 38.0 PPG, which has them sitting 31st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Green Bay -10.5
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