Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers kicks off this Thursday at 8:15pm EST in Green Bay as a home game for the Packers. The Lions are currently a -1.5 favorite and -118 on the moneyline while the total is set at 46. The Lions defense will force Jordan Love into scrambling situations while Sam LaPorta plays a major role in the pass game, giving value for a same game parlay in this Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers matchup.
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Same Game Parlay Picks
While the Lions have lived up to their hype, it’s the Packers that have been a shocking revelation with their new quarterback under center. He’s backed his success off of his efficiency yet has struggled with his downfield aggression. Worse yet, the Packers offense is hobbled, stripping away the weapons around him due to injury. The Lions are going into this one injured as well, yet David Montgomery and Taylor Decker are expected to play and will give them a massive boost as the already slight favorite.
Leg 1: Detroit Lions ML
While the Packers have managed to steady the ship, they have been a very fortunate unit and should realistically be 1-2 at this point in the season. They benefited from the New Orleans Saints offense losing Derek Carr to injury, stalling out an already anemic offense late in the second half.
They now get a Detroit offense that is more than capable of picking their number and putting it up on the scoreboard. Worse yet, the Lions offense is potentially returning Taylor Decker to bolster their already league best offensive line and David Montgomery as the bull back in the backfield.
After ignoring the defensive side of the ball in the offseason, the Packers are once again struggling to limit any sort of downfield success when on defense. The Lions excel at moving the ball in various creative ways, being too much to handle for this weak Packers defense.
On the other end, the Lions additions on defense have made an immediate impact and have made this unit a top-10 defense. The defensive line finally found pay dirt in getting to the quarterback, as well as getting a push back to disrupt the ground game. The Packers offensive line is hobbled and will most likely struggle to limit the push on the line.
Leg 2: Packers Team Total Under 22.5
Speaking of the Lions defense, points may come at a premium for the Packers offense as this unit has massive advantages in multiple levels of the field. The defensive line has done a fantastic job at pressuring the quarterback and now get Jordan Love who has struggled with consistency when under pressure.
Better yet, their rush defense has drastically improved after being labeled as an underwhelming unit going into the season. They shut down Bijan Robinson with their ability to push the line a few yards back, as well as Brian Branch and Jack Campbell flying to the gaps with an elite sense for the play development.
Leg 3: Jordan Love Over 14.5 Rushing Yards
With the Lions defensive pressure comes more opportunities to scramble into the open field. Jordan Love has already flexed his running prowess, being more than capable of hitting the open field to the benefit of our over.
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— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) September 24, 2023
The Lions have allowed opposing quarterbacks to rush over this number on average over the course of last season and have already witnessed Patrick Mahomes find success with his legs earlier this season. With the Packers offensive line hobbled as well as his skill players, plays may struggle to develop and force Love to make plays himself.
Leg 4: Sam LaPorta Anytime Touchdown
Sam LaPorta was expected to make a major impact right away after being drafted and he did just that by hauling in his first touchdown of the season last week against the Falcons. His targets and receptions went up as he carves out more of a role in the Lions offense.
With plenty of mouths to feed, targets are more important than ever as that correlates to a higher chance to score. With Jared Goff struggling on the road and outdoors, we may see another abundance of safe throws to his young tight end. Especially in the red zone where the defensive side of the field shrinks and allows the Packers to spread their coverage.
Same Game Parlay Card for Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
- Detroit Lions ML
- Packers TT u22.5
- Jordan Love o14.5 Rushing Yards
- Sam LaPorta ATD
Full SGP Odds: +1444 ($10 wins $144.40)