NFL Picks: Week 12 Lions vs Packers
The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions are preparing for an electrifying NFL NFC North rivalry game on Thanksgiving Day. The Packers, with a 4-6 record are riding the momentum of a narrow victory over the Chargers, pulling off a 23-20 win as 2.5-point underdogs. On the other side, the 8-2 Lions struggled to a 31-26 win over the Bears, despite being 7.5-point favorites. These teams have a history this season, with the Lions taking a 34-20 victory in their previous encounter.
BUSR NFL Lines
Spread: Packers +7.5 (.111), Lions -7.5 (-109)
Moneyline: Packers +285, Lions -375
Total: O 47 (-114), U 47 (-106)
Green Bay Packers
Scoring an average of 20.2 points per game, Green Bay’s defense has outperformed its offense, ranking 10th by allowing the same average points per game. Linebacker Quay Walker with 73 tackles and Rashan Gary with 5.5 sacks lead the defense, which has a total of nine takeaways. However, the Packers have to manage their offense without key players like Aaron Jones and face the absence of defensive stalwarts Rudy Ford and Jaire Alexander due to injuries.
The Lions face their own injury concerns, with Jonah Jackson being questionable and CJ Gardner-Johnson out for the upcoming game.
The prediction for this Thanksgiving match leans towards the Packers taking the points. Green Bay has played better in recent games, and Jordan Love is coming off his career-best performance. The Packers’ stronger pass defense is expected to challenge the Lions’ air attack, potentially making this a tight, competitive game. Divisional matchups often bring surprises, especially in a short week, so taking the Packers with the points in BUSR’s NFL Odds could be a savvy move for bettors looking to capitalize on the holiday action.