NFL Betting: Preseason Game – Packers vs Bills Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 25, 2021 in

The Green Bay Packers are ready for the regular season to begin. With all of the drama in the offseason surrounding Aaron Rodgers and the Packers front office, Green Bay and its fans are ready for Rodgers and company to get the season underway. The Packers have one more task prior to the start of the regular season. They have to make a trip to Buffalo for a Saturday afternoon tilt with the Buffalo Bills. It’s time to have a closer look at both teams so you can get ready to place your bets against their NFL Preseason odds.

Green Bay Packers vs Buffalo Bills Betting Preview

Green Bay Packers Preview

Things haven’t gone well for the Packers in the preseason. They head into this one with an 0-2 record. The Packers have lost games to the Houston Texans and the New York Jets. They’d like to end the preseason on a good note with a victory over the Bills.

One reason why Green Bay hasn’t had a lot of success in the preseason is the fact that Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played at all. Like many exhibition seasons prior to this, Rodgers hasn’t taken a snap. However, we’re hearing rumors out of Green Bay that Rodgers may suit up on Saturday. If he does, don’t expect to see him for more than a series or two. We should see a lot of Jordan Love under center for Green Bay. 

Love looked good in the first preseason game but didn’t suit up for the game against the Jets.  Potential third-stringer Kurt Benkert did look good in their loss to the Jets. Benkert passed for 151 yards and a touchdown. He’s fighting for a roster spot, so expect him to come out and play well on Saturday. 

Buffalo Bills Preview

Buffalo has had a great start to the preseason, heading into their matchup with the Pack sporting a 2-0 record. They squeaked by the Detroit Lions in Week 1, and thoroughly dominated the Chicago Bears last week. The Bills would love to head into the regular-season opener coming off of an undefeated preseason.

Josh Allen didn’t play in Chicago last weekend but is expected to see some playing time against Green Bay. Allen is coming off of an MVP-type season and would love to play even better this year. Mitchell Trubisky lit up his former team last week and solidified his role as Buffalo’s backup quarterback. Davis Webb has also looked good in preseason action and is hoping to stay on as Buffalo’s third-string signal-caller. 

Stefon Diggs didn’t play last week because of knee soreness. We’re not sure if he’ll suit up for this one. In his absence, Isaiah McKenzie had seven catches for 72 yards in the first half. We’ll probably see a lot of Trubisky and Webb throwing to McKenzie on Saturday.

Predictions

Sean McDermott has made it sound like the Bills regulars will see a lot of action on Saturday. If this is the case, we’re going to go with the Buffalo Bills at -8. The Green Bay Packers probably won’t play Aaron Rodgers for very long, and we like the Bills starters against Jordan Love and Kurt Benkert.