After spending a big chunk of last season sidelined with an injury, Aaron Rodgers is back under center for the Green Bay Packers. He’s likely to play at least a few snaps this Friday against the Oakland Raiders, who are definitely wary of how the Packers are a much better team when Rodgers is the one orchestrating the offense.
Betting Preview for the Green Bay Packers vs Oakland Raiders NFL Preseason Game on August 24, 2018
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
When: Friday, August 24, 2018, 10:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Game Pass
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (2-0 Preseason Record)
It’s hard to ignore the solid performances of veterans Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham during the Packers’ 51-34 demolition job of the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, but Green Bay fans shouldn’t also be overlooking the fantastic showing of the team’s defense. The Packers had three sacks, 2.5 coming from outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert. Moreover, rookie cornerback Josh Jackson teased Green Bay fans with what he’s capable of doing after intercepting a pass and converting it into a 22-yard touchdown. The Packers know that their offense is always going to be a rock so long as Rodgers is under center, but if the defense can keep putting up plays like these, the Packers are going places in the coming season.
Green Bay is 8-1-1 ATS in its last 10 preseason games.
Betting on the Oakland Raiders (1-1 Preseason Record)
Undrafted rookie running back Chris Warren continues to make a strong case of why the Raiders should reserve one slot for him on the 53-man roster. After gashing the Detroit Lions’ defense in Week 1 for 86 rushing yards on 13 carries, the former Texas Longhorn topped that performance with a 110-yards output on 18 carries, albeit in last week’s 19-15 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. In any case, Warren proved Week 1’s showing was not a fluke and that he also deserves a long look once Oakland gets down into its final deliberation. If Warren made Raiders head coach Jon Gruden happy, the team’s offensive line certainly didn’t put a smile on his face after allowing four sacks for a loss of 29 yards.
The Raiders are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last 5 games on the grass and 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Green Bay cruises to a 31-24 win.
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