Lions vs. Packers 2013 odds: Green Bay favored by more than a touchdown at home

Gregory Shamus

The oddsmakers are favoring Green Bay by more than a touchdown in its Week 5 matchup against the Lions.

The Lions head into Week 5 with a 3-1 record and are looking to at least maintain a tie for the lead in the NFC North with a road win against the Packers in Green Bay. While the Packers are coming off a bye and have a 1-2 record, there is optimism surrounding their matchup at home against their division rivals. In fact, the Packers are 7.5-point favorites, according to Odds Shark.

The Packers have suffered two disheartening losses this season and need to prove they deserve to be talked about among the upper-echelon of the NFL. Although they have had injuries to their offensive and defensive backfields, both of Green Bay's units have the talent to succeed. With the Lions, the game is likely to be a shootout, so Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to spread the ball out to his weapons. On defense, Clay Matthews will have to get to Matt Stafford on Sunday.

The Lions have done well with new running back Reggie Bush. While the Lions are known for their passing game with Stafford and Calvin Johnson, Bush allows Detroit to impact opposing defensive fronts. If the Lions can get up early and the defense can hold on with the lead, it could be a long day for Rodgers and a win for Detroit.

The Packers will host the Lions on Fox at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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