- The Green Packers (3-0) play host to the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) during Week 4 of Thursday Night Football.
- With two defenses that have been rather impressive, taking the under seems like it could be the right play.
- Other prop bets on the Packers and Eagles game allow for bettors to play some underdogs that could come into fruition.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Thursday Night Football will display its fourth installment of the 2019 NFL season when the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers.
The home-team Packers are 3-0 for the first time since 2015 and in a wild turn of events, the Philadelphia Eagles are under .500 (1-2). Many expected the Eagles to contend for the Super Bowl and the Packers to struggle under their newly hired head coach, Matt LaFleur, but the opposite seems to be in effect with these two teams.
Still, bettors should not rule out the Eagles (+4), who come into the game with some unexpected defensive struggles. Their rushing defense has been astounding – only allowing one touchdown all season and just 57 rushing yards per game – but their pass defense has been a different story.
The Eagles are allowing the fourth-most passing yards in the league (293.7 per game) and have let up seven passing touchdowns on the year. With this, expect Aaron Rodgers to air the ball out in attempts to pick apart this defense.
The Packers (-200) are on the opposite spectrum of the Eagles (+175), as their passing defense has allowed the fifth-fewest passing yards and only one touchdown on the year.
While it can definitely go either way with these high-powered teams, the over/under for the Eagles and Packers game is set at 46 points. Broken down, the Packers are projected at 25.5 points, while the Eagles sit just below at 21 points.
Bettors also have the option of taking an alternate line, however. Some of the best options that stood out include the Eagles winning by at least a field goal (+200), for those who have faith in “The Iggles”.
Also, those who think it will be a defensive battle should look to a lower over/under line to increase their odds. Dropping it to 42.5 points and taking the under allows bettors to lock in odds of +160.
Prop Bets On The Eagles And Packers Game
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Geronimo Allison has been struggling this year, but in games he started last year, he averaged just under 80 receiving yards per game. Allison comes into the game tonight with EVEN odds to have at least 25 reception yards – something that can happen on one play with Allison’s (and Rodgers’) abilities.
Jamaal Williams also displays an interesting prop bet, however, this one may be difficult to hit with the stout run defense of the Eagles. But the odds presented make the bet worth a small-risk investment.
If Williams can accumulate at least 11 carries for 42 rushing yards or more and score a touchdown in the process, bettors are rewarded with odds of +575. Williams played in 62% of the Packers’ snaps last week, but has yet to score a touchdown so far this year, but what is betting without a little risk?
For the Eagles, Zach Ertz is the oil that runs the Eagles’ offense. If he can get in the endzone just one time, bettors who take Ertz to score a touchdown (+140) will be paid out as the underdog in this situation.
The 36-year-old running back in Darren Sproles also provides an underdog prop bet for the Thursday Night Football game. Sproles accumulating three or more receptions (+150) could happen quite easily, especially if Carson Wentz has to continually hit the check down target assuming the Packers take care of business in the secondary.
Sproles has hit the three receptions mark twice this year already and also did so in all but one game during the last four games of the 2018 regular season.
How To Watch The Eagles and Packers Game
The Eagles and Packers game will be played at Lambeau Field and will be broadcasted on FOX as well as the NFL Network. The coverage of the game begins at 7:30 p.m. EST but kickoff doesn’t take place until 8:20 p.m. EST.
Those looking to stream the game can do so on the FOX Sports app, NFL GamePass, fuboTV, HULU + Live TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, or DirecTV Now – though all require a subscription to watch.
Michael spends most of his time betting on over/unders and analyzing algorithms in attempts to beat the book. His focus on statistics comes from an early understanding of mathematics as well as knowledge of opportunity costs. Michael enjoys playing basketball and reading about the NBA whenever he has the free time. When he is not writing, he can be found in Mississippi hitting the sportsbooks and enjoying a margarita… on the rocks, no salt.