In this article, we’ll provide you with our top Monday Night Football betting pick for Week 6. This one is a great NFC North matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. We study the betting lines, teams, and players to give you our recommended NFL betting pick to beat the New Jersey sportsbooks!
Two NFC North rivals meet up for a Monday Night Football showdown in Week 6. As the Detroit Lions hit the road to take on the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have shown to be a much different team than in years, being able to run the ball and play lockdown defense. While the Lions have played some good football early on this season. Our top betting pick in this game is for the Packers to cover the 4.5-point spread.
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (-4) – O/U: 47
Monday, October 14, 2019 – 8:15 p.m. EST
MNF Week 6 Betting Pick: Packers (-4)
MNF Week 6 Betting Lines: Lions at Packers
The Packers opened as six-point favorites and have since dropped all the way down to -4. We feel like this is a prime opportunity to take Green Bay, considering we’re getting a well-rounded football team. 60 percent of public bets/57 percent of all money wagered is heading that way, so we’d certainly give the masses a high-five for that one.
Lions Betting Form
The Lions are coming off their bye week, and had it not been for multiple turnovers in the red zone. They would’ve defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. Nonetheless, that’s a tough pill to swallow heading into the bye week, and that can definitely be something that lingered for nearly two weeks. If not for some bad breaks, this could very well be a 4-0 team.
QB Matt Stafford has defeated the Packers four straight times. That hasn’t happened for this team in about 35 years and also won in three of the last four trips to Lambeau Field. Stafford is averaging 280.5 passing yards per game with a total of nine touchdowns and two interceptions. The offense will get a crucial piece back in WR Danny Amendola.
Detroit’s defense hasn’t been great this season. They’ve allowed the sixth-most total yards per game (405.5) – a lot of that comes from allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game (280.5). With one of the best QBs of our generation on the other side. We expect the Packers to take advantage of that. Not to mention, the Lions have three CBs that are questionable or banged up for this game, including top man Darius Slay.
Packers Betting Form
The Packers know that this tide has been turning in their rivalry with the Lions. So this could be a chance for Aaron Rodgers & Co. to show they’re still the best team in this division. After all, Rodgers has thrown for at least 300 yards in four straight Monday Night Football games. Unfortunately, he could be without his top target, WR Davante Adams for the second straight game. That will create more opportunities for a few different players, and possibly keep the running game going strong with RB Aaron Jones, who had a career-best day against the Cowboys. In fact, Jones was the first player in NFL history to run for four touchdowns against Dallas.
Green Bay did a great job of getting new talent in the building for its defensive unit, and it’s already paying dividends. The Packers rank 22nd in total yards allowed per game (376.8). However, that’s not a true indicator of success, considering they were leading for most of the games they’ve played. In fact, the Packers rank second in turnover differential (+7) and have the second-most interceptions (7).
MNF Week 6 Betting Pick: Packers (-4)
Enough is enough already with the Lions beating the Packers. Rodgers & Co. know they’re the best team in the NFC North. So it’s time to step up to the plate with their revised roster and show that. The Green Bay defense is one of the best in the business and creating pressure and getting turnovers will ultimately prove to be the difference.
As Chief Sports Writer at US-Odds, Al Walsh knows sports betting inside out. His expert eye for value bets and in-depth knowledge of sports have produced huge success in sports betting and daily fantasy sports. Al provides weekly betting picks on US-Odds, which he also breaks down for listeners on the Taking Sides podcast, which he hosts.