NFL Odds Week 12: Packers vs Lions Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

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Week 12 of the NFL season kicks off with a Thanksgiving Day afternoon game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. The betting odds see Detroit as a 7.5-point home favorite after narrowly escaping with a victory over Chicago last week. Coverage begins from Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday, November 23 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Here's everything you need to know about the NFL odds for Week 12: Packers vs. Lions lines, spreads, betting trends and more.

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Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions Odds

The public will be all over David Montgomery and Detroit on Thanksgiving. (Getty)
  • Opening point spread: Lions -7.5
  • Opening moneyline: Lions -360/Packers +280
  • Opening total: Over/Under 45.5 points scored
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday (FOX)

UPDATE 11:30 A.M. ET THURSDAY: An hour before kickoff, the Lions are laying 8.5 points at PointsBet. Detroit spent Sunday bouncing between the -7.5 opener and -7 a few times, then went to -8 briefly Tuesday, before returning to -7.5.

Wednesday night brought a return to Lions -8, and this morning, the number climbed to -8.5.

That upward movement noted, point-spread action isn't as one-sided as you might think. Detroit is getting 68% of tickets/61% of money.

The total moved from 45 Sunday night to 47 by Monday afternoon. It's since nudged up to 47.5 a couple times, but it's now at 46.5. The Over is seeing a modest majority 53% of tickets and a more noteworthy 78% of money.

UPDATE 4 P.M. ET WEDNESDAY: TwinSpires Sportsbook opened and remains at Lions -7.5, with game time about 18 hours out. Spread tickets and spread dollars are both running about 2/1 on Detroit.

"The Lions are attracting the bulk of the bets so far. And the Lions are the second-most-popular teaser play, behind the 49ers," TwinSpires director of retail sports Zachary Lucas said.

The total is up to 47 from a 45.5 opener, with tickets and money running 2/1 on the Over.

UPDATE 10 P.M. ET SUNDAY: Detroit (8-2 SU/7-3 ATS) got far more than it anticipated from Chicago in Week 11. The Lions closed as 8-point favorites and trailed 26-14 with 4:15 remaining. But Detroit put up two late TDs and a safety to win 31-26.

Coach Dan Campbell's troops are 16-4 SU and ATS in their last 20 games.

Green Bay (4-6 SU/5-5 ATS) got a late touchdown to beat the L.A. Chargers 23-20 catching 3 points at home in Week 11.

There was a little debate in The SuperBook's risk room on tonight's opening number for Packers-Lions.

"We floated between Lions -7 and -7.5 on this game, eventually landing on 7.5," SuperBook risk supervisor Chase Michaelson said. "When was the last time you could say, 'The public will be all over the Lions on Thanksgiving'? This is history, folks. We will need Green Bay."

The spread and total are stable tonight.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full NFL Odds Week 12 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every NFL matchup.

Packers vs Lions Pick, Prediction

Action Network NFL betting expert Brandon Anderson offers this prediction:

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Pick: TBD

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The One Stat to Know About Packers vs Lions

Action Network NFL researcher Evan Abrams offers his top betting stat:

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