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NFL Betting Preview: Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots
August 19, 2023
The New England Patriots are 0-1 in the preseason following a 9-20 loss at home against the Houston Texans on Thursday in week 1 of the NFL preseason.
Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers are 1-0 in the preseason following a 36-19 win on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals in week 1 of the NFL preseason on Friday.
BookMaker has the Green Bay Packers listed as 3-point favorites at home against the New England Patriots and has set the total for the over/under plays at 37.5 points. Will the Packers improve to 2-0 in the preseason or will the Patriots get the win on the road? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this preseason.
New England Patriots Team Preview
The New England Patriots enter this game with a record of 0-1 in the NFL preseason following a 9-20 loss at home against the Houston Texans in week 1 of the preseason. The Patriots are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as an underdog.
Offensively, New England is averaging 9 points per game in the preseason. The Patriots are averaging 164 total yards, 102 passing yards, and 78 rushing yards per game in the NFL preseason. Bailey Zappe leads the team in passing completing 12 of 14 attempts for 79 yards. Malik Cunningham leads the team in rushing with five carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. Tyquan Thornton leads the team in receiving with two receptions for 31 yards.
Defensively, the Patriots are allowing an average of 20 points per game in the NFL preseason. New England is allowing an average of 265 total yards, 191 passing yards, and 89 rushing yards per game in the preseason.
Green Bay Packers Team Preview
The Green Bay Packers enter this game with a record of 1-0 in the preseason following a 36-19 win in week 1 of the preseason against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Packers are 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as a favorite in the preseason.
Offensively, the Packers are averaging 36 points per game in the NFL preseason. Green Bay is averaging 437 total yards, 254 passing yards, and 183 rushing yards per game in the preseason. Sean Clifford leads the team in passing completing 20 of 26 attempts for 208 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while adding 27 rushing yards. Emanuel Wilson leads the team in rushing with six carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Dontayvion Wicks leads the team in receiving with three receptions for 68 yards.
Defensively, Green Bay is allowing an average of 19 points per game in the preseason. The Packers are allowing an average of 274 total yards, 216 passing yards, and 66 rushing yards per game in the NFL preseason.
Series Trends and Game Pick
Green Bay has won five of the last eight games in the series and has won by an average score of 23.5 to 22.88 while going 4-3-1 ATS in those matchups. The Packers have won two of the last three games in the series, however, the Patriots have outscored the Packers by an average of 25.33 to 23.33 points per game while going 2-1 ATS in those contests.
The under has hit in five of the last eight games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 46.38 points per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 48.67 points per game in those matchups.
The Packers have been the better team in the series, winning five of the last eight and two of the last three games. Green Bay is 4-3-1 ATS in the last eight games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Green Bay Packers -3 for this matchup on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Green Bay Packers -3
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