Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati 8/11/2023 – Football enthusiasts can breathe easy now that the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals have taken to the field for the preseason kickoff game between them at Paycor Stadium on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST – fans have finally been granted an exciting glimpse into each team’s depth, strategies, and emerging talents as the anticipation subsided. Fans are sure to relish reveling in this Friday evening showdown. The NFL betting lines are updated online as bettors continue to place their bets.
Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati 8/11/2023
|When:||Friday, August 11, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
|Packers||-1.5 (-110)||32.5 o (-110)||-133|
|Cincinnati||+1.5 (-110)||32.5 u (-110)||‘+110|
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— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 11, 2023
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Green Bay Packers fans will have noticed an abrupt shift since Aaron Rodgers retired, most notably with their transition into the post-Aaron Rodgers era. His absence signaled a change for their team; entering Jordan Love, a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. With only 83 career passes under his belt so far, Love must follow in Rodgers’s footsteps; preseason will serve as an opportunity to showcase Love’s potential and prepare them for the challenges ahead.
The Packers quarterback dynamics aren’t the only ones under close scrutiny this preseason. Tyler Goodson, Lew Nichols, and Patrick Taylor compete to claim a significant spot on their offensive strategy as third running backs. Furthermore, Sean Clifford, Danny Etling, and Alex McGough compete to be Brian Love’s backup – adding yet another layer of drama and intrigue to Green Bay’s preseason narrative.
Defensively, the Packers acknowledge the need for improvement, especially in stopping the run. The preseason serves as an opportunity to address this weakness and identify potential rotation pieces. While many areas of the defense seem settled, the competition for roster spots in certain positions keeps the team on its toes.
Cincinnati Bengals’ Preseason Focus
In contrast, the Cincinnati Bengals approach the preseason with a sense of continuity and depth. Having clinched two consecutive AFC North titles, the Bengals seek to solidify their status as a premier team in the division. Joe Burrow’s absence due to injury creates a scenario where Trevor Siemian, Jake Browning, and Reid Sinnett get ample opportunities to stake their claim for a roster spot. Each snap they take carries weight, potentially shaping the team’s quarterback lineup.
The Bengals’ running game has undergone changes, with Joe Mixon returning as the starting running back. Behind Mixon, the competition between Chase Brown and Chris Evans adds intrigue, particularly considering Trayveon Williams’ injury. The preseason is an avenue to assess these talents and define the team’s offensive approach.
Defensively, the Bengals maintain depth while dealing with replacements in key positions. The safety position sees new starters, and rookies are expected to contribute. Names like Nick Scott, Dax Hill, and Jordan Battle hold promise as the defense aims to maintain its strength and effectiveness.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay Packers -5, Total Odds: 35
The dynamics of this preseason clash are intriguing. The focus on depth rather than quality creates an environment where players vying for roster spots can display their potential. While home-field advantage is a factor, the nature of preseason games means that the final score can be influenced by unexpected events and performances.
The Green Bay Packers, despite the absence of Aaron Rodgers and the transition at quarterback, have the benefit of their opponent’s quarterback injuries. However, wagering in preseason games is akin to predicting the unpredictable. A margin of 4.5 points gives the Cincinnati Bengals the edge, particularly since they are playing on their home turf. With the potential for unexpected turns and the overall depth of the Bengals’ team, the odds seem to favor them.
Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
Green Bay are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Packers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Green Bay are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Cincinnati.
Green Bay are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Green Bay’s last 12 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 9 games.
Cincinnati is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games against Green Bay.
Cincinnati is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games when playing at home against Green Bay.
Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals 8/11/2023 Betting Pick
In a contest where both teams grapple with scoring and have defensive strategies to implement, the margin of victory is likely to be minimal. A game decided by less than a field goal is emblematic of the preseason’s unpredictability. As the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals set the stage for the season ahead, their preseason clash offers a tantalizing taste of the excitement and surprises that NFL betting enthusiasts can expect.
Free Pick and Prediction: Bengals 21, Packers 17.