Two 0-1 In the NFC North meet up to close out Week 2, as the plucky Lions travel to Title Town to take on a Green Bay Packers side who’re looking to get going after stalling badly in Week 1.
The Lions pushed San Francisco closer than anyone (apart from us) thought they were going to, but it would be remiss of us to ignore the fact that fat they only really started to get into the game and look good once the Niners already had it won and took their foot off the gas. It’s just a Lions team devoid of talent outside of TJ Hockenson & D’Andre Swift, and that makes it hard to win Football games.
The Packers on the other hand are a very talented Football team, but you wouldn’t have known it on Sunday as they were embarrassing in a blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints. Aaron Rodgers looked like he couldn’t care less and that attitude seemed to be contagious as not one Packer left the game in credit. There’s a lot of making up to do on both sides of the ball for the green & gold in Week 2.
As for our best bet we’re looking at Detroit Lions RB, Jamaal Williams. The offseason acquisition was a big part of the Lions offense last week as he went for 110 total yards and a TD. Williams is known as a “third down back” which basically means he’s a good pass catcher. He showed that last week by catching 8 of his 9 targets for over 55 yards. I expect he’ll want to show his old team what they’re missing in this matchup so the over on his 2.5 receptions total looks a nice play to me, as does Amani Oruwariye’s U/O 4.5 Tackles & Assists line. He only managed one tackle in a high scoring game last week and looking back at his 2020 season we see that he only posted 5 tackles in 4 of 16 games. I feel like we’re getting his line at it’s ceiling.
Spread: Lions +12
Total Match Points line: U/O 49.0
Game Prediction: Packers 37-27 Lions
Best Bet: Jamaal Williams over 2.5 receptions & Amani Oruwariye under 4.5 tackles & assists @ 17/10 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]