We’re halfway through 2018’s NFL preseason betting action which means that these matches should start heating up. After tonight’s Monday Night Football match between the Ravens and the Colts concludes, preseason action will return this Thursday. However, there will only be one game this Thursday followed by a flurry of matchups on Friday. One pairing worth mulching over is the Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders matchup. Let’s check on the odds to see which online bets are worthwhile.
Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders – Friday, August 24th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Preseason Betting Odds:
|Astros||+2½ (-110)||45 (-108)||–|
|Mariners||-2½ (-110)||45 (-112)||–|
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Green Bay Packers
The Packers have been steamrolling their competition so far in the preseason. Their first preseason match versus the Pittsburgh Steelers ended in a landslide 31-17 victory. Afterwards the Pack once again held off Lambeau Field. This time against Tennessee, beating the Titans 31-17. However, Green Bay is now playing on the road marking the first time they will do so this preseason. It’s unlikely that this will impact them all that heavily, considering Rodgers will be in the starting unit. Ultimately this unit has massive expectations on their shoulders but so far they’ve managed to meet them. Granted it’s just the preseason, but all signs are pointing towards a successful season for the Green and Gold.
Players to Watch: Aaron Rodgers (1,675 passing yards, 16 TD, 6 INT), Jamaal Williams (556 rushing yards, 4 TD, 0 F), and Davante Adams (885 receiving yards, 10 TD, 74 REC).
The Raiders are 1-1 so far in the preseason. Their first summer matchup resulted in a 16-10 home triumph over the Detroit Lions. Afterwards Oakland took on the Los Angeles Rams on the road and was promptly defeated 19-15. Now the Black and Silver looks to pick up another preseason win over an NFC North opponent. They may have a hard time containing Rodgers at the beginning but once the backups get in Oakland should have a decent shot at taking the lead. Albeit the Packers are undefeated thus far and haven’t been challenged all that greatly.
Players to Watch: Derek Carr (3,496 passing yards, 22 TD, 13 INT), Marshawn Lynch (891 rushing yards, 7 TD, 1 F), and Jared Cook (668 receiving yards, 2 TD, 54 REC).
Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders Betting Predictions
- Green Bay is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Oakland
- Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Oakland
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 5 games against Oakland
- Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
- Oakland is 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 3 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet NFL preseason games online take in this Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders matchup? All in all it’s looking like Green Bay is the better option here. They’ve been flawless so far and should have no problem picking up a road win over Oakland. Sign up to make your online betting prediction today!
Score Prediction: 24-7 Green Bay.