Online NFL Betting Sizes Up Redskins-Packers Contest
Posted by: Mike Davis
The league’s preseason matches are all that online NFL betting fans can think about. And rightfully so, since the preseason’s action is the only thing standing between us and the start of another riveting season. This year, fans will be looking to see if the Dallas Cowboys can build on last year’s success, if Aaron Rodgers can finally get a hand from his defense, and if the New England Patriots will continue to build on one of the most storied resumes in NFL history.
Sports wagering sites are currently preparing for another week of preseason action. This week, the NFL’s preliminary action will kick off on Thursday, with three matchups for fans to wager on. The action will continue with a single game on Friday, before fans can bet on 8 games this Saturday. Let’s take a preseason NFL sportsbook look at Saturday’s contest pitting the reigning NFC North Champions against the Washington Redskins.
Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins – Sat., August 19th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: FedEx Field, Hyattsville, Maryland
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Green Bay Packers +3 ½ (-110) 40 ½ (-105)
Washington Redskins -3 ½ (-110) 40 ½ (-115)
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are coming off a season in which they were one game away from competing for the Vince Lombardi trophy. Unfortunately, a defense that had held them back all season long was the final nail in the coffin. Green Bay was 10-6 during the regular season.
To help address their issues in the secondary, the organization snagged Kevin King with their first pick of the draft. King was one of the most notable defensive backs in the draft, who stuck out because of his staggering 6’2” stature. An injury to Damarious Randall, who was the starter over King, has opened the door for King to come in and earn his spot.
Unfortunately, King didn’t exactly stand out in his first appearance. The Pack faced the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 of the preseason, and a missed tackle on behalf of King let the Eagles find the end zone. However, King did have a tackle that led to a forced fumble from a teammate, so it wasn’t a blunder in any way, shape or form. We’ll have to see how the rookie develops.
The Redskins finished 8-7-41 in 2016, a step down from winning the division the year before. Washington is looking to get back into winning form and first thing on their agenda is clogging up some holes in their secondary.
Washington is hoping that bringing in a total of 5 defensive players during free agency will help their ailing defense. Likewise, the organization decided to draft a total of 6 defensive players in this year’s draft.
Those new additions got a chance to prove themselves to the online NFL betting community when Washington faced Baltimore this past Thursday. Defensively, the Redskins weren’t awful, allowing 267 total yards. However, Washington’s offense had a hard time keeping up with the 23 points the Ravens put up. The Redskins lost 23-3, making it clear this team has room to improve before opening day.