Green Bay at Philadelphia Week 13 Betting Pick & Prediction

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 25, 2016 in

Two teams that really need a win this week meet on Monday Night Football, as the Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) sit in dead last in the NFC East, and the Green Bay Packers (4-6) have lost four in a row and have fallen 2.5 games behind Detroit in the NFC North. Philadelphia lost in Seattle last week, 26-15, and with the Dallas Cowboys running away with the division at 10-1 and the Washington Redskins (7-3- 1) aiming at a wild card, the Eagles have to win to keep their postseason hopes alive. Take a look at our NFL betting picks for all of the Week 11 contests.

Green Bay at Philadelphia Week 13 Betting Pick & Prediction

When: Monday, November 28, 2016, 8:30pm ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
TV: ESPN
Radio: Green Bay / Philadelphia
Live Stream: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Philadelphia (-3.5), O/U 47.5

Why should you bet on the Packers?

Green Bay has major issues on defense, thanks in large part to a raft of injuries that has decimated their secondary. However, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t have a talented crew of wideouts, and Eagle quarterback Carson Wentz has struggled in the second third of his rookie season. Aaron Rodgers has improved his accuracy in recent weeks; it has been the defense that has betrayed the team the last two weeks. Rodgers threw for 351 yards last week in the loss to Washington, but the offense simply could not keep pace with what the defense was permitting. With the struggles that the Eagles have shown on offense recently, though, this game could give the Packers a chance to build a lot of confidence.

Why should you put your money on the Eagles?

The Eagles are 4-0 at home; it is the road that has delivered all five of their losses. Some of their home wins have been surprisingly impressive, such as their dismantlings of Pittsburgh and Minnesota. Their defense has turned into a real plus, as they permit just under 19 points per game. Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles had to miss the game in Seattle. Sproles is expected to return against the Packers, but Mathews was still unable to practice on Thursday. Wentz should be able to find his stride once again at home, particularly given the thinness of the Packer secondary.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Eagles to rebound from their loss in Seattle by exposing the Packer flaws once again. I predict a final score of Philadelphia 30, Green Bay 20.