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Packers Open as 4-Point Favorites Over Eagles on Thursday Night Football Week 4

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The Philadelphia Eagles have lost two in a row and are four-point underdogs Thursday on the road at Green Bay to face the Packers. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr).
  • The Philadelphia Eagles are four-point underdogs on the road at Green Bay to launch Week 4 of the NFL season on Thursday Night Football
  • The 1-2 Eagles have lost two in a row
  • Get the opening odds, our early pick, and how we suspect the line will move leading up to the game

The Philadelphia Eagles have landed – with a thud. On the other hand, what a difference a year’s made for the Green Bay Packers.

The only team in the NFC North with an unblemished record, the 3-0 Packers will play host to the stumbling Eagles on Thursday at Lambeau Field.

Philly has lost two in a row following Sunday’s 27-24 home-field loss to the Detroit Lions.

Oddsmakers list the Packers are four-point favorites to take care of business at home in the Eagles vs Packers odds.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Green Bay Packers Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Over/Under
Philadelphia Eagles n/a +4 (-105) Over 47.5 (-102)
Green Bay Packers n/a -4 (-115) Under 47.5 (-118)

Odds taken 09/22/19.

Green Bay is also a perfect 3-0 against the spread this season.

The Pack Looks to be Back

Matt LaFleur is the first Green Bay head coach to open his first season 3-0 since Vince Lombardi in 1959. Sunday’s solid 27-16 home-field field victory over the Denver Broncos saw the Packers easily cover as the seven-point chalk.

Green Bay’s offense is getting better every week. The Pack was limited to 10 points in their season-opening win at Chicago over the Bears. They put up 21 points at home to topple the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.

Meanwhile, Green Bay’s defensive remains stiff. The Packers are allowing an NFC-low 11.7 points per game. That’s second overall in the NFL to the astonishing 5.7 PPG surrendered by the New England Patriots.

Eagles Dare not Lose Again

The Eagles have now lost three straight and four of five to the Lions. That’s not easy to do.

Philly is losing close, but the Eagles are still losing. The Lions beat them by a field goal. The Eagles lost by four to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. Even Philadelphia’s lone victory was tight. The Eagles opened with a 32-27 triumph over their NFC East rivals the Washington Redskins.

Allowing 350.7 yards per game, that ranks the Philly defence in the middle of the pack, tied for 16th in the NFL. But the Eagles are proving to be a break-but-don’t-bend defense. They’ve allowed 26 points per game. That’s 25th overall in the league.

The Eagles keep digging holes. They fell behind 17-6 to the Falcons. Philly trailed the Lions 20-10 and 27-17.

They’re also a banged up bunch. Sunday, the Eagles played without tackles Jason Peters (illness), and Andre Dillard (knee), as well as defensive end Derek Barnett (ankle).

Cornerback Ronald Darby left during the loss to Detroit with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Packers’ Advantage Should Grow

All of the trends for this game seem to point in favor of Green Bay.

Green Bay are 6-2 straight up in their last eight home games. The Packers are 4-1 SU in their last five games. They’re 7-0 SU in their last seven Week 4 games.

The Pack is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against NFC East opposition. They’re 5-1 ATS in their last six games played in the month of September. Green Bay has won five of six SU from the Eagles and are 5-2 SU in the last seven when facing Philly at Lambeau Field.

The Eagles are 1-5 both SU and ATS in their last six against Green Bay. Philly are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played in September and 2-8 SU in the last 10 Week 4 games.

Take the Packers now before the odds grow longer in Green Bay’s favor.

Pick: Green Bay Packers [-4 (-115)].

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