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Thanksgiving football: Packers vs. Lions point spread and odds

The point spread, betting odds and preview of the Thanksgiving football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions.

Thanksgiving football: Packers vs. Lions point spread and odds Three of the NFL Week 12 games will be played on Thanksgiving this year and the most exciting will be the NFC North match-up between the Green Bay Packers (9-1) and the Detroit Lions (6-4). A couple of week back, the Lions were looking to give the Packers hell for the playoffs, but after losing 2 straight game, last one at home 16-10 against the NY Giants, and Packers getting their fifth straight victory 17-31 against Carolina, all it's left for Detroit is the dream for the wild card. A "W" against Green Bay would put them back on the track towards playoff, but the odds makers are favoring the neighboring Wisconsin team this Thanksgiving. At the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions is currently posted at -3.5 points chalk the Packers and according to the bookie, these numbers are about to change a bit as we getting close to the Thanksgiving football game, maybe by another point. Green Bay is also odds favorite at Bookmaker with money line -190 and Detroit is underdog with betting odds +160.

 The Detroit Lions were doing great a month ago, but their last two games proved that much more work is needed, mostly on the offensive side of the team. The defense has been holding strong throughout the season with enough turnovers, but the offense failed to capitalize on them. Things got so bad, the Lions rushed for -18 yards in their 21-31 loss to the Cardinals two weeks ago. And with the "D" working hard all the time - exhaustion is taking its toll on the players. The fact that the Lions will be playing their Thanksgiving game four days after the last makes matter even worse. The Green Bay Packers, on the other side, are pretty much guaranteed the playoffs and consistency is not a problem for the Wisconsin football team. The Packers are so good - the game against the Cowboys at the end of the month is dubbed to show which of the two teams will play the Patriots at the 2008 Super Bowl in the end. Betting trends show that Green Bay is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 games on the road and Detroit is 4-1-1 against the spread in its last 6 games at home. Overall, the Green Bay Packers will be able to cover -3.5 point spread and then some.

 Published on 11/20/2007

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