Lions at Packers: Prediction, odds, key matchups, how to watch, stream 'Monday Night Football' in Week 2

The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions are set to wrap up Week 2 within the NFL when these NFC North squads go toe-to-toe throughout “Monday Night Football.” Both clubs are still searching for their first win of the season. Aaron Rodgers’ Packers were upset at the hands of the Saints in the opener, managing just a field goal in the loss. Meanwhile, Detroit fell to the San Francisco 49ers, but depending on when you placed your bet they were able to pull off a ridiculous backdoor cover. 

It’s that betting angle that we’ll be dissecting here. Below, we’re going to go over all the different gambling aspects that this Week 2 finale has in store for us. We’ll dive into the line movement throughout the week, take a look at some player props and, of course, give you our picks for how we see this game unfolding. 

All NFL odds via Caesars Sportsbook.

How to watch

Date: Monday, Sept. 20 | Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
TV: 
ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Packers -11.5, O/U 48.5

Line movement

Latest Odds:

Green Bay Packers
-11.5

Despite the lackluster begin to the yr, there’s appears to be some confidence that the Packers will be capable to take pleasure in a robust bounce-back win over Detroit. Green Bay opened as a ten.5 level favourite on this divisional matchup and the quantity has solely risen because the week has progressed. By Wednesday, the quantity moved to -11 and is now -11.5 heading into this head-to-head.

The decide: Packers -11. The Lions did present some resiliency throughout their backdoor cowl final week, however you may make the case that solely occurred as a result of the 49ers began to pack it in early. Prior to that, Detroit confirmed us that their protection may be had, which Aaron Rodgers and co. will possible look to take advantage of. Against San Francisco final week, Detroit gave up 442 yards of complete offense. They additionally allowed 31 factors previous to halftime. This is as stable of a rebound spot as Rodgers and the Packers will discover.  

Key development: Packers are 8-1 ATS of their final 9 video games following a straight-up loss. 

Over/Under complete

This complete opened at 49.5 and shortly took a tumble right down to 48 not more than 5 hours after it debuted. It hung at that quantity for the majority of the week however has rebounded barely, shifting as much as 48.5 by the weekend. 

The decide: Under 48.5. While a significantly better effort offensively is predicted by the Packers, they may look to lean on Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillion some on this sport, particularly with Detroit struggling towards the run within the opener (131 yards on 4.7 yards per carry). Controlling the clock by way of the run sport does restrict the variety of scoring alternatives that could possibly be accessible to each golf equipment on this head-to-head. Meanwhile, Detroit’s offense does not have the expertise on the receiver place for me to believe that they will be capable to assist knock this complete over. 

Key development: Under is 4-1 of their final 5 conferences.

Aaron Rodgers props

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  • Passing touchdowns: 2.5 (Over +110, Under -140)
  • Passing yards: 280.5 (Over -115, Under -115)
  • Pass makes an attempt: 33.5 (Over -125, Under -105)
  • Completions: 24.5 (Over -125, Under -105)
  • Longest move completion: 38.5 (Over -115, Under -115)
  • Interceptions: 0.5 (Over +210, Under -260)

The Over 280.5 passing yards is the Rodgers prop that I might goal out of this bunch. The Lions secondary is arguably the worst within the league with Jimmy Garoppolo getting 314 yards by way of the air on simply 17 completions. Rodgers was underneath this complete (averaged 265 passing yards) within the two video games he confronted Detroit final yr, however this could possibly be sport the place he seems to be to proper the ship. I additionally do not thoughts looking on the Over 2.5 passing touchdowns at +110. Following losses final yr, Rodgers averaged 4 passing touchdowns per sport. 

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  • Passing touchdowns: 1.5 (Over +115, Under -145)
  • Passing yards: 254.5 (Over -115, Under -115)
  • Rushing yards: 8.5 (Over -125, Under -105)
  • Pass makes an attempt: 34.5 (Over -130, Under +100)
  • Completions: 23.5 (Over -115, Under -115)
  • Longest move completion: 36.5 (Over -110, Under -120)
  • Interceptions: 0.5 (Over -160, Under +130)

If you assume the Lions will probably be trailing on this sport because the unfold initiatives, the Over 34.5 move makes an attempt for Goff is smart. Not solely will Detroit possible be pressured to move its manner again into this matchup, however the dink-and-dunk passing assault by way of the runnings backs and tight ends additionally will increase the chance of fewer chunk performs and extra passing alternatives for Goff. The Under 36.5 yards on Goff’s longest move completion is one other prop value contemplating. 

Player props to contemplate

Jamaal Williams complete receiving yards: Over 18.5 (-110).  Williams has a transparent function within the passing sport with 9 targets in Week 1. If he even comes near that focus on share once more and is as environment friendly as he was final week (eight catches), he’ll fly previous this complete. 

Aaron Jones complete receptions: Over 2.5 (-120). Jamaal Williams is now in a Lions uniform, opening up extra pass-catching alternatives for Jones. The opener towards New Orleans was a dud all the way in which round, however Jones did catch each of his targets and will see these improve as we transfer ahead into the yr. 

T.J. Hockenson anytime landing (+200). The passing sport runs by way of Hockenson, who noticed 10 targets within the opener and caught a six-yard landing within the second quarter. If the Lions get into the purple zone, Goff will probably be wanting this manner. 

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