Game Preview - Eagles underdogs vs Packers at Green Bay
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Early lines had the Green Bay Packers as 10-point home favorites over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
But that was before Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a shoulder injury in a loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Now, the Packers are barely favored at all.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada that had the line up early Tuesday had the Packers around 2-point favorites. Backup QB Seneca Wallace is expected to start for the Packers, who were already ravaged by injuries to their receiving corps.
Wallace completed 11 of 19 passes for 113 yards with an interception and no touchdowns in place of Rodgers, who left the game after the Packers’ opening drive. The Bears went on to win, 27-20.
The Eagles, on the other hand, are coming off possibly their most impressive performance of the season since Week 1. QB Nick Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes in a blowout win at the Oakland Raiders.
The Packers battle the Eagles, currently with a 4-5 mark (4-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-4 for the Packers and 6-3 for the Eagles.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Eagles in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 53 at shops such as 5Dimes.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Packers rated this week at No. 2 and the Eagles sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 29-23 result in favor of the Packers this week.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 49-20 winner on the road against the Raiders. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (69) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia comes off a game where it received a 7-TD performance from Nick Foles in defeating the Raiders 49-20. Eddie Lacy went over the 100-yard mark (150) in his team's latest effort, but Chicago still defeated Green Bay by a score of 27-20.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Green Bay's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 25.67 PPG. The Packers aerial game is averaging 274.38 yards per game, less than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 307.56 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 114.4 yards per game. Green Bay, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.
A few Eagles at Packers trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
Philadelphia is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Green Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay's last 5 games
Green Bay is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
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