On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers made a statement, embarrassing the Dallas Cowboys in their own stadium. Though the final score shows just a 10-point win for the Pack, that was a game in which they led 31-3 with just over a quarter to play. In front of a national audience, there was no question to be had: the Packers were the much better team on Sunday.
The Detroit Lions had their fair share of hype last week after taking the Kansas City Chiefs to the verge of their first loss of the season. But after a quiet bye week, it appears that excitement has died down a little—nationally speaking, anyways.
As the Lions and Packers prepare to face off next Monday, the early Vegas line is supporting the Packers in a big way. According to BetOnline.ag, the Packers are early six-point favorites over the Lions in Green Bay.
For Detroit, this isn’t anything new. They opened as a 2.5-point underdog at home against the Chargers in Week 2, seven-point dogs against the Eagles, and the Chiefs were big 6.5-point favorites at Ford Field at the beginning of Week 4.
Despite all of that, the Lions are 3-1 against the spread this year, including three straight wins over the Vegas odds as underdogs.
So it wouldn’t be a big surprise if we saw that line draw a little closer to even as Packers fever wears off a bit from Sunday’s big win, and the bettors remember how competitive this Lions team has been through four games—or the fact that the Lions have taken four straight from the Packers in this rivalry.