The Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers are going to square off in Week 5 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 5 NFL Picks: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, October 6th, 1:00 ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Week 5 Betting Odds: Green Bay -6.5 (52)
Lions vs. Packers Live TV: FOX
The Lions have lost four straight games both SU and ATS in this series, but this might be their lucky day on Sunday. They are unfortunate to be getting the Packers off of their bye week, which could cause some problems, but they are playing their best football in a couple of years at the moment as well. Detroit has been sloppy with too many penalties and dumb fumbles, but the team has one of the best offensive lines in the game, and it could really dominate up front against a relatively weak Green Bay front if it can find a way to contain DT BJ Raji. QB Matthew Stafford has only been sacked three times in four games this year, and the OL has largely been rated as one of the best in the NFL, largely thanks to the play of Reggie Bush, which is keeping linebackers honest and wary of his abilities.
Though Green Bay could go nuts offensively in this game, we aren’t all that sure that it is going to happen. The Lions have played better against the rush this year than you might expect, and though they have allowed 20+ points in 12 straight games, they are at least playing as a team. Detroit will have to cut down on the dumb mistakes if it wants to win this game outright, but we think there is too much WR Calvin Johnson and too much Bush/RB Joique Bell to ultimately end up falling short of the cover in this one. Perhaps the Packers win this game SU, but we don’t think that they’ll be winning by at least a full touchdown when push comes to shove.
Lions @ Packers Pick: Detroit Lions +6.5
Lions @ Packers Score Prediction: Green Bay 27 – Detroit 24