Philadelphia at Green Bay NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 9, 2017 in

In preseason action on Thursday; the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Green Bay Packers at historic Lambeau Field. A season ago, the Philadelphia Eagles finishedlast place in the tough NFC East. Philadelphia went 7-9. The Green Bay Packers are the defending champions out of the NFC, and reached the NFC title game, to lose to Atlanta.

The Philadelphia Eagles are getting ready for their season opener. When the Eagles start the regular season, they will play on the road at the Washington Redskins. For the Packers, they open the 2017 season at home against the Seattle Seahawks. In this game, the Green Bay Packers are -2 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philadelphia at Green Bay NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds & Prediction

When: Thursday August 10, 2017; 8:00pm CT
Where: Lambeau Field; Green Bay, WI
TV: None
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP (Philadelphia) / 620 WTMJ (Green Bay)
Stream Option: NFL Live
NFL Preseason Odds: Green Bay Packers -2

Why Bet on Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers are led by a guy named Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers had one of his best seasons to date last season, leading the Packers to 27 points per game, and more than 270 passing yards per game. The Packers will once again turn to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb to anchor the receiving core.

The Packers had the 1st pick of the second round of the NFL Draft. In fact, Green Bay had two picks in the second round. They selected defenses with both picks. Green Bay took Kevin King, a cornerback out of Washington first, and then went with a Safety out of North Carolina State; Josh Jones.

Are the Packers a safe for Week 1 of the NFL Preseason?

Why Bet on Philadelphia Eagles?

Carson Wentz is back for his second year as the signal caller for the Philadelphia Eagles. The #2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft had ups and downs during his rookie season. The Eagles finished the season scoring 22.8 points per game. Wentz had the Eagles 24th in passing yards with just over 220.

The Eagles made some changes in the offseason. Along with Wentz, Philadelphia will feature Le’Garrette Blount as their top running back. Blount comes over after winning a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. The Eagles also added Alshon Jeffrey to the mix. Jeffrey should be a nice big threat for Wentz to toss to.

Expert Pick & Prediction

Preseason games are awfully tough to know what will happen. Neither coach has played his hand too much on what players he is going to sit in this game. Aaron Rodgers, if he plays at all will get very limited amount of reps. Look for the Packers to play most of the game with reserves.

But, a young Carson Wentz likely won’t risk injury as well. The Eagles will be searching for guys to play as well. In the end, it;s probably the best bet to take the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers -2 is the best bet to make in this game on Thursday.