2016 Hall of Fame Game Odds and Free Pick

Posted by Aaron . on August 1, 2016 in

The first game of the National Football League season is always a preseason game. The preseason game is always the Hall of Fame Game. This game features different teams every season. In 2016 – the Green Bay Packers will take on the Indianapolis Colts. The game will be played on Sunday, August 7th, 2016, and will once again be played in Canton Ohio. The game was a no brainer for the Hall of Fame. During that weekend, longtime Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Also, the Colts will have to members, in head coach Tony Dungy and receiver Marvin Harrison. Along with those guys will be Eddie DeBartolo Jr, Orlando Pace, Dick Stanfel, Ken Stabler and Kevin Greene. The game will kick off at 7pm CST. Don’t forget to check out for more NFL odds by clicking here.

Closer Look at the 2016 Hall of Fame Game Odds, Free Pick and Game Info

When: Sunday, August 7, 2016. 8 pm ET
Where: Canton, OH
TV: ESPN
Radio: Green Bay / Indianapolis
Stream Option: NFL.com
NFL Odds: Packers at -.5

Why Bet on Green Bay?

It’s almost impossible to know who will actually play in preseason games, let alone the first pre-season game of the season. These two teams both have offensive players that are a little banged up to start the season. Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback for Green Bay, but look for him to be very limited in this game. Eddie Lacy is in the best shape of his life at the running back position, and many expect him to get a little bit of time. Jordy Nelson is coming back from a season ending injury a season ago, and he will not play in this game. Randall Cobb is the next best receiver for Green Bay, and it’s very unlikely for him to play in this game as well.

Why Bet on Indianapolis

For the Indianapolis Colts, they paid Andrew Luck, their quarterback a ton of money during the off-season. You can bet they will not be risking that financial investment very long in this game. Luck will likely get the starting nod, and then come out of the game following the first series. T.Y. Hilton should get the opportunity in the Hall of Fame game. Look for rookies like center Ryan Kelly, and safety T.J. Green to get the first chance to play in this game.

My Free Pick & Prediction

Like most preseason games in the National Football League, it’s hard to predict who will win this game. These two teams are both going to be really good when the start of the season gets started, but they will both play mostly reserves in this game. Look for Luck and Rodgers to get the chance in front of the crowd in Canton Ohio, but in the end, we are going to see their back-ups deciding this game. The Green Bay Packers are just a very small favorite in this game. The bet for this game is the Green Bay Packers -0.5 over the Indianapolis Colts in the first preseason game of the 2016 National Football League season.