Who will win the battle of the best QBs in the NFL?
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are in Foxboro to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Enjoy this game. It could be the last time the two future Hall of Fame QBs go head-to-head.
The Week 9 NFL betting line favors the Patriots by 5.5-points. If you are betting on the Packers, then Green Bay pays +200 on the moneyline. The game total is 56.5-points for over/under bets.
Line & Betting Analysis Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 9
What: NFL Week 9
Who: Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
When: 8:20 PM ET, Sunday, November 4
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Spread: Pats -5½
Moneyline: GB +200/NE -240
Should you bet on the Packers to beat the Patriots?
The Packers are 3-3-1 and in third place in the NFC North. Over the past five road games, Green Bay is 0-5 straight up and 1-4 against the spread. Is there any good news for Packer fans?
Aaron Rodgers. So far this season, he has thrown for 2,283 yards with 13 touchdowns against one interception. His top target is Davante Adams who has 52 receptions for 690 yards and 6 TDs.
RB Aaron Jones is now the full-time starter in the Packers’ backfield after Ty Montgomery was shipped off to Baltimore this week. Jones missed the first two games of the season but has 44 carries for 274 yards and 2 TDs.
Green Bay allows an average of 24.7-points per game which is 17th in the league. The Packers defense needs to replicate last week’s defensive performance against the Rams when QB Goff was held to under 300 passing yards and Gurley needed 25 carries to hit 114 rushing yards. If not for a late game Packer fumble, Green Bay would have been the first team to beat the Rams in 2018.
Should you bet on the Patriots to beat the Packers?
The Patriots have won 11 in a row at home while going 9-2 ATS. New England’s average winning margin during that run is 14.8-points. That last home loss was to KC in last season’s season opener. A loss that was avenged in Week 6 when the Pats beat the Chiefs 43-40.
Tom Brady is having another stellar season. He has thrown for 2,200 yards and 16 TDs with a patchwork of pass catchers for the first month of the season. Now he has speedy Josh Gordon and the tenacious Julian Edelman to throw to.
Betting Analysis Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots
The Patriots have won five in a row and Green Bay is winless on the road. That should be enough to pick New England to win straight up. But Green Bay is getting 5.5 points on the NFL betting line. Can they cover?
This game marks just the second time Rodgers and Brady will go head-to-head. The last time was in the 2014 season when the Packers won 26-21.
I am picking the Packers to cover the 5.5-point NFL betting line.