Eagles vs Packers Odds, Lines, and Picks
- The Philadelphia Eagles visit Lambeau Field on Sunday at 4:25 PM ET to square off with the Green Bay Packers
- The Packers rush offense averages 139.8 in the team’s wins, which could be the key to Sunday’s affair
- Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz leads the NFL in interceptions (16) and has been sacked more than any other quarterback (46)
The Philadelphia Eagles will visit the Frozen Tundra on Sunday when they make the trip to Wisconsin to face the Green Bay Packers. The Eagles are a team in shambles both physically due to injury and mentally due to embarrassing recent performances. Can they even make a game of this or will the Green Bay Packers win this matchup easily as the oddsmakers expect?
Eagles vs Packers Odds
|Philadelphia Eagles||+300||+7.5 (-108)||Over 48.5 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||-375||-7.5 (-112)||Under 48.5 (-110)|
All odds as of December 5 at FanDuel
Eagles Desperate For Answers
The Eagles can’t seem to figure out what’s happened to a team that had been a perennial contender with Doug Pederson as head coach and Carson Wentz at quarterback. Injuries along the offensive line have led to what many view as Wentz’ worst season as a pro. It’s to the point where the Eagles might be considering moving on from the 27-year-old.
While that seems drastic, the reality is that Wentz leads the league in interceptions and is 27th in QBR. Sure, the offensive line is letting him down – he’s been sacked more than any other quarterback in the league – but he’s also missing open receivers, making poor throws and coughing up some brutal interceptions.
Disturbing footage: Eagles QB Carson Wentz was viscously attacked by a dog this morning outside his Philadelphia residence. Prayers for a quick recovery 🙏 pic.twitter.com/bW9lVOZrqB
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) December 1, 2020
Not helping matters is the play-calling of Pederson, who has gone from being one of the shrewdest NFL minds to a mind-boggling conundrum. For example, last week, the Eagles trailed the Seattle Seahawks 20-9 with 8:40 left in the game. They got to the Seahawks 15-yard line but instead of taking three points in a two-score game, Pederson elected to go for it and failed to convert.
On paper, the Eagles still have plenty of talent. Compounding the problem for bettors is that this team had been a reliable, quality team with a similar roster in recent years. However, that’s simply no longer the case. This squad is just 3-7-1 this season with no wins against teams with a winning record. That tells the story.
Can The Packers Keep Their Focus?
The Packers have mostly been a good bet this season, going 7-4 against the spread and 4-1 when favored from 3.5 to 9.5 points. Bettors typically know what they are going to get from them: an explosive offense that doesn’t make many mistakes and a quality defense that’s usually pretty good.
You see Rodgers register Fuller playing off leading to the quick throw to Adams. Ridiculous camera work from @SNFonNBC pic.twitter.com/hhMCqgHRJW
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) November 30, 2020
The challenge is the Packers have had a few sleepy, unexpected efforts that puts this game into question. They were blown out by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and run through at home by the Minnesota Vikings. Then the Jake Luton-led Jacksonville Jaguars nearly pulled the upset.
If these teams continue to play how we’ve seen them play, the Packers should easily win and cover. However, the NFL doesn’t always play out that way.
What’s The Best Bet?
It’s a big number to lay but it’s tough to put any faith in the Eagles these days. There are internal problems that won’t get solved until the offseason and the injuries along the offensive line are simply crippling. This isn’t something that can get fixed week-to-week – even if Pederson is going to give up some play-calling, as reported.
Per @Showtyme_33 ,
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— 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚 ³³ 🏰 (8-3) 🧀 (@GoatAaronJones) November 28, 2020
The bottom line here is that the Packers don’t struggle when they’re able to run the ball. If you look at their three losses and the near-loss to the Jaguars, they averaged just 90.5 rushing yards per game. They average 139.8 in their seven wins.
The Eagles run defense allows 128.1 rushing yards per game – only eight teams allow more – and the 16 rushing touchdowns they’ve permitted are second-most in the NFL. Look for the Packers to run the ball effectively and play ball-control, while the Eagles miserable offense won’t help matters with short drives and mistakes. Take the Packers to cover.
Prediction: Packers -7.5 (-112)