One of the best matchups of the NFL season takes place in the preseason, as the Green Bay Packers take on the New England Patriots. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET in Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, with the Pats a slight home favorite.
The Packers ended the 2014 season by winning eight of the last ten game SU, and covering the spread in six of those games. Their last game was a heartbreaking 28-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, where the Packers won against the spread as 8 ½ point road underdogs, and the total went OVER the 45 point line set by the sportsbook.
The Patriots ended the 2014 campaign as Super Bowl champions, winning eight of ten SU to close out the season, and winning six of those ten against the spread. Their last game was a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, where they won against the spread as 1 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 47 point line for that game.
Green Bay is 5-2 ATS on Thursday night, and 1-4 ATS when playing on field turf. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 on turf, and OVER in 13 of their last 19 on the road. The total has gone OVER in 15 of their last 22 games overall.
New England is 13-5 ATS lately at home, and 14-6 ATS when playing on fieldturf. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 on Thursday night, and OVER in 45 of their last 63 games on turf. The total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 16 games overall, and OVER in 35 of their last 51 at home.
Between these teams, the Packers are 4-1-1 ATS lately. The road team is 4-1-1 ATS in this series, and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 matchups.
They last met in November 2014, where the Packers won 26-21, and won against the spread as 2 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 57 point line established by the oddsmakers for the matchup.
For tonight's game, we've got the Patriots listed as -1 point home favorites, with an over/under of 37 ½ points. The Pats are listed at -135 on the moneyline, with the Packers a +115.