Packers Vs. Patriots – Sunday Night Football Betting Odds | Predictions
The two best quarterbacks in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady will clash on SNF for only the second time in their careers. The Green Bay Packers look to upset the New England Patriots in one of the best games of the NFL week 9 at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots are currently 5.5-point favorites at Mybookie.ag to win this game.
The betting line opened with New England as a touchdown favorite, but it has slowly gone down during the week. Bettors might get to Pats -5 by the time of the kickoff. 58% of the betting public is going with the New England to cover the spread. The game total is at 56.5 points. It opened at 57.5 points. Our odds below are from Mybookie.ag Sportsbook. Deposit today for a 50% Welcome Bonus up to $1000.
Green Bay Packers Vs. New England Patriots Predictions
Spread: Patriots -5.5
Money line: Green Bay +200 vs. New England -240
Game Total: 56.5
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
What’s the latest Packers betting form to face the Patriots?
Despite losing a heartbreaker in LA last week, the Packers showed a completely different attitude in the 29-27 defeat to the Rams. Their defense especially played a particularly good game, holding one of the best offenses in the NFL to just eight points in the first half. Green Bay covered the biggest underdog spread in Aaron Rodgers’ career as a 9.5-point dog. Strangely enough, it was the Packers offense the one that didn’t show up as expected. They completed only 2 of 9 third downs in La while Rodgers just completed 18 of 30 passes for 286 yards and one touchdown. It was the 5th time in seven games this season where Rodgers threw for fewer than 300-yards.
Green Bay has the 5th best passing attack in the NFL but the 21st best rushing unit. Their 25.0 points per game average is the 13th in the league. Those are good numbers, but when they enter a place like Gillette Stadium, those numbers need to be better overall if they want to leave with a win. The defense will go to Foxboro with one man down in the secondary. The team traded star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins during the week. Veteran cornerback Tramon Williams will take his place.
One thing to consider is the Packers are not entirely unfamiliar with the Patriots despite playing only once every four years. The defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and the offensive coordinator Joe Philbin were part of the Jets and the Dolphins, not so long ago. Both know a thing or two about New England. Green Bay enters this game with three straight away losses in 2018, against the Redskins, the Lions and the Rams. Other than Los Angeles, none of the other two teams compare to visiting the Patriots. New to NFL Betting? Check out our Green Bay Packers Betting Guide.
What’s the latest Patriots betting form to face the Packers?
The New England Patriots have won five straight since their SNF loss in Detroit in week three. The team has collected all those wins in a different fashion. Last week, they had a struggling performance in the red zone but covered as 14.5-point favorites on the road in Buffalo with a 25-6 win. It was the first time all season where QB Tom Brady didn’t throw a touchdown pass. He has thrown for 2200 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions this season. Brady has had to deal with having all kind of suspensions and injury problems in offense lineup.
Last week, the Patriots missed rookie tailback Sony Michel as he was nursing an ankle injury. Michel practiced limited on Wednesday, but the team hasn’t said if he will be available for Sunday. RB James White will likely have the most touches. White leads the team with 55 receptions, 459 yards and six scores, including one last week against the Bills.
The fact that is White the one dominating the receiving game and not TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Julian Edelman or WR Josh Gordon tells you the Patriots offense is not entirely in sync. The team averages 29.9 points per game this season (4th), but they haven’t been as intimidating as in other years. Julian Edelman (ankle/illness) was back at practice Thursday, but TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) and RG Shaq Mason (calf) did not practice. Both Edelman and Gronk have been unusually quiet in the red zone, scoring only three touchdowns combined. The Patriots have won 11 of their last 12 games while the Packers are winless on the road in their previous five games dating last season. New to betting on NFL? Check out our New England Patriot Betting Guide.
The play for the SNF game between Packers and Patriots?
We as fans tend to overhype duels like this one. But this is as good as it gets. Aaron Rodgers against Tom Brady in prime time is one of the NFL’s most anticipated games since the scheduled was released. Neither of these teams has the best defenses. Both offenses should dominate every time they are on the field. If Aaron Rodgers can get some help from their running game with Aaron Jones, then the Packers will be in business. Jones ran for 86 yards and a touchdown last week in LA. The Patriots defense will focus on not letting Rodgers complete those long passes down the field. That will give Jones a chance to move the ball on the ground.
The Patriots offense is slightly injured and had serious problems putting the Bills away on Monday Night. Tom Brady will have to mix it mostly because he doesn’t have a downhill runner out of the backfield after the injury of Sony Michel. If they can’t establish the running game, then Julian Edelman might have a huge night with short passes going his way. I can see him coming out of nowhere to catch the ball on second and third down.
Home field definitely plays a role here, but I don’t think the Patriots are overwhelmingly better than the Packers. At least not to destroy them like they are used to do whenever a visitor enters Gillette Stadium. This game will be defined by a field goal or a 4-point difference. There is not every week you get Aaron Rodgers with points on his side. Bet Packers +5.