Certainly, times are a changing in Green Bay, Wisconsin. More emphatically the 2017 season triggered changes many believe were long overdue. Ted Thompson has finally relinquished the general manager’s position. Not withstanding the 2010 Super Bowl title season he was often derided. Even though the Packers were consistent contenders under Thompson they were also incomplete. Likewise, was their NFL betting reputation of being too reliant upon quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Encompassing that was the Packers’ ineffective play when Rodgers went down to injury. Indeed, a lot of eyes were opened during his absence. A 7-9 record triggered change.
Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers
Date and Time: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Titans||PK (-110)||34½ (-105)|
|Packers||PK (-110)||34½ (-115)|
Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers TV Coverage: Check Listings
The Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is out of NFL betting excuses. To summarize all the fall guys were gassed after last season’s debacle. For one thing fans won’t have Dom Capers to kick around anymore. The long-time defensive coordinator failed to post a top ten ranking for seven straight seasons. Consequently, Mike Pettine replaces Capers. A clear difference with Pettine is his promise of “controlled fury.” Equally important is the players are buying in. As an illustration the defense is charged with “ruining” everything in front of it. Of course, it’s all just words for now.
Tennessee is coming off its first playoff season since 2008. Yet head coach Mike Mularkey was fired after this landmark achievement. Mularkey got the Titans to the divisional round but he couldn’t survive. Though Tennessee was successful their offense was often dreadful. Alternatively, star quarterback Marcus Mariota has not fully developed. Moreover, was the fear that his career could begin to be damaged. Thus, Mularkey was canned.
New Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel is committed to building around Mariota. Additionally, offensive coordinator Matt Lafleur is tasked with creating a spread attack. To differentiate from Mularkey the Titans want to play to Mariota’s strengths. Hence the more college like look to the attack.
Titans Stats to Consider
Tennessee has been a reliable sportsbook choice in preseason games. For example, the Titans have covered five of their last nine exhibition games. Four of their last six preseason games stayed under the total. Additionally, their last three exhibition road tilts went under the number. Of concern is the Titans are implementing changes with their new coaching staff.
Green Bay Stats to Consider
In contrast Green Bay has been even better in preseason play. To show the Pack has lost just three of their last 15 exhibitions vs. the line. The Packers has gone under the total in their last 8 preseason games. Equally important is their record at Lambeau Field. For instance, the Packers paid in seven of their last eight home exhibitions. Equally important is that Green Bay has gone under four straight times in home preseason action.
Matchup to Watch
In sum the Packers are a strong NFL betting preseason value. Another factor to consider is motivation. Last year left a bad taste in many mouths. On the whole a good showing will set the right tone.
Titans vs. Packers Betting Odds Pick
To conclude the Packers make for an appealing preseason pick. As has been noted they consistently get the money in exhibitions.
NFL Betting Online Pick: Green Bay Packers
NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Packers 20, Titans 10
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