Will the grizzled veteran or his former student prevail this weekend when Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers clash in an NFL props battle?
In case you somehow missed it, the Vikings and Packers meet up this weekend at Lambeau Field. Not only does that mean another trip back to his old stomping grounds for Favre, but it also means another showdown between Favre and his Packers replacement, Rodgers. That naturally means some Rodgers Favre odds.
The Packers are a 3-point favorite in the game, but the real money to be made on this contest this weekend is on props. Right now over at Sportsbook there are three Favre vs. Rodgers props available.
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The first once obviously is passing yards. The Sportsbook oddsmakers have given Rodgers a 29.5-yard spread on the prop while listing both quarterbacks at -115. Even with the 29.5-yard spread Rodgers looks like the smart pick here. Without Ryan Grant the Packers have no running game so they've been forced to air it out all season.
The Vikings boast a more balanced attack thanks to Adrian Peterson. The proof is in the pudding, or in this case, in the stats, where Rodgers has averaged 257.7 passing yards per game to Favre's 195.8 yards per game this season.
The second prop is touchdown passes, where there is no spread and both Favre and Rodgers are listed at -115. On the season Rodgers has 10 touchdowns, while Favre has six. However, Rodgers has been limited to only one TD in his last two games, and with the Packers' long list of injuries Favre may edge him out on this one.
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The last prop on the list is interceptions. Favre is a big favorite here at -225, while Rodgers is a +185 underdog. Favre has taken some heat for poor play this season, but he and Rodgers are actually tied in the picks department with seven each.
Favre went without a pick last week for the first time this season, and it looks like good value to take Rodgers here and hope the gunslinger version of Favre stays at home in Minnesota.
There's one more Favre selection at Sportsbook that just embodies what makes prop betting so great: “Will Brett Favre be shown on TV during the game pointing his finger in the air after throwing a TD pass in Week 7 vs the Packers? Yes is favored at -250, while No comes in at +170.
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If you've watched the last couple of Vikings games which Minnesota won you've seen Favre do this on his first TD passes of the game. As long as Favre finds the end zone once on Sunday night you can be assured he'll do his I'm No. 1 salute again. I'd bet the Yes in this prop.
The biggest news item around the NFL this week were the new rules and suspensions on helmet-to-helmet hits. The prop makers at Sportsbook took notice with a “How many players will be fined by the NFL for helmet-to-helmet hits in Week 7” prop. They set the total pretty low at 1, with both the over and the under at -115.
No matter what they do there's no way helmet-to-helmet hits are going to disappear, and in the first week with their news rules the NFL is going to crack down hard. I'd take the over and hope for a few loose cannons like James Harrison and Joey Porter to go off in Week 7.