Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Pick Prediction 9/20/2021
Lions at Packers—NFL pick is Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers to play over the total of 48.5 points. Lions have several injuries on their defense and especially defensive line. Lions were projected to be the 30th ranked defense this year and that looked accurate following their loss to the 49ers in Week 1 where they surrendered 31 first half points and 442 yards. Jared Goff will throw the ball a lot as evidenced by his 57 passing attempts last week. Detroit will be behind in a lot of games this year so they will get their share of points with high volume of passes against soft defenses holding big leads. Packers have gained 410 yards or greater that past four meetings with the Lions. Week one duds are not uncommon anymore as teams choose to sit starters for most of the preseason. Expect the Packers offense to bounce back in a big way on this national stage. Just don’t like to lay double digits in divisional games especially in September. Packers put up 42 at home to Detroit at home last year in a game ironically played on September 20th. They combined for 55 points in the rematch in Detroit in December. Play Detroit and Green Bay over 48.5.