The New England Patriots travel to Green Bay to face the Packers in week four. What do the odds say about the team’s chances? As you could probably imagine, the Patriots are going to have some work to do in week four if they want to win this game.
Mac Jones is likely out, which means that Brian Hoyer is set to take over the QB1 job it seems. I personally think that Bailey Zappe should get the nod, simply because we have no idea how he’ll perform, but that’s neither here nor there.
Brian Hoyer is as veteran as they come and should help keep the team in the game in the early parts. However, with Aaron Rodgers and a fierce Packers’ defense on the other side, I’m not sure how likely it is that New England can keep this game competitive.
What do the odds say about the Patriots’ chances?
According to FanDuel, the Patriots are 9.5 point underdogs in this game, which is a huge margin. Obviously, with Mac Jones under center, they wouldn’t be this far back. The over/under is set at 39.5 points.
I think this game might actually hit the under. I don’t think the Packers will score a ton of points, as they haven’t all year, and I think the Patriots will struggle to put some on the board. Their offense hasn’t been great all year either, and I think Brian Hoyer being under center will hurt their offense.
If you wanted to increase your potential winnings, betting on the Patriots to cover the spread or simply win is the way to go. I am personally taking Green Bay to cover.
Predictions for Patriots vs. Packers
As you can imagine, I don’t think New England wins this game. I’m not predicting them to lose to be a pessimist. There is a large gap in talent on both sides of the ball, and Green Bay is a very hard place to play. Brian Hoyer might be one of the better backups in the NFL, which is great, and New England has comparable weapons to New England, but between the difference in quarterback talent and asking Hoyer to move the ball against the Packers’ defense, I like Green Bay in this one.