NFL Sportsbetting: Lions vs Packers Betting Odds

October 3rd, 2010 by

lions vs packersIn what has turned out to be a very unpredictable NFC North competition so far in the 2010 NFL gambling action the preseason predictions have gone out the window. The Minnesota Vikings, the defending division champions and the preseason darlings are 1-2 and just a game better than the 0-3 Lions. The Green Bay Packers, the other preseason favorites are actually in 2nd place with a 2-1 record while the upstart Bears are a perfect 3-0 and 1-0 in division play.

Green Bay saw firsthand that this Chicago team is no joke and will look to avenge the division loss on Monday night on the Lions squad this weekend at Lambeau Field.

It won’t be a pretty sight and the Packers should pound a bad, but improving, Lions squad.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and sbg opened with the Redskins as a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 45.5.

This is by far the widest over/under of the Week 4 NFL betting odds action and sadly for Lions’ fans it’s probably pretty accurate.

Detroit has looked good at times so far this year with rookie RB Javhid Best accounting for 5 TDs in first 3 NFL games. But without starting QB Matthew Stafford to throw the ball to talented WRs like Calvin Johnson the offense is limited.

And defense is nowhere near good enough to slow down a Green Bay offense which just might be the best in the NFL. The team is averaging 26.0 points per game and QB Aaron Rodgers has been almost perfect. Rodgers has 759 yards, 5 TD and 3 INTs through 3 games against some very good defenses. Against the Bears on Monday Night he was highly impressive.

Expect him to have a field day against a Detroit defense that’s 26th in the league and giving up 26 points and 413 yards a game.

The Lions really have very little hope in this game and with Shaun Hill behind center are going to lose this game; the only question is by how much.

Pick the Packers to win this sports betting matchup outright and avoid the over/under, as the pack could beat the Lions by more than 2 TDs but it’s never a good idea to pick a team to win by more than 2 TDs in the NFL.

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