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A game that should decide playoff seeding is projected to be close.
Per DraftKings, the Green Bay Packers have opened as 3.5-point underdogs against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8. The Thursday Night Football matchup marks only the second time that the Packers have been underdogs this year, with the first being their Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara. They also opened as 3.5-point dogs that week and won the game outright by a score of 30-28, by way of a last-second field goal by kicker Mason Crosby.
Overall, the Packers have done well as underdogs under head coach Matt LaFleur. In total, the team has gone 6-3 straight up when they have been the betting-favorite to lose in a matchup while also matching that 6-3 record against the spread. The team has posted a 15-5 record on the road since LaFleur took over the team in 2019.
The game also features a total of 54, the highest bar for any game of the week. On paper, this game projects to be a 29-25-ish win for the Cardinals. The implied probability of the Packers’ +160 money line suggests that Green Bay has a 38 percent chance to win the game outright.
Full NFL Lines
Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals
Cincinnati Bengals @ New York Jets
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
Los Angeles Rams @ Houston Texans
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns
Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions
San Francisco 49ers @ Chicago Bears
Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons
Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills
New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Chargers
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Seattle Seahawks
Washington Football Team @ Denver Broncos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints
Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota Vikings
New York Giants @ Kansas City Chiefs
Originally posted on ACME Packing Company