NFL Monday Night Football Green Bay Packers vs Las Vegas Raiders Same Game Parlay: Josh Jacobs the juggernaut at +1774 odds
It’s the final game of NFL Week 5 and before we can flip the page to our NFL Week 6 picks there is a Monday Night Football showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Las Vegas Raiders. I’m anticipating a back-and-forth game that heavily involves Josh Jacobs, so without further ado, let’s get into my Packers vs Raiders Same Game Parlay that pays out at over 17/1 odds. Remember you can also check out our full NFL predictions for the game.
Packers ML (+114)
Josh Jacobs 2+ touchdowns (+400)
Green Bay Packers ML over Las Vegas Raiders (+114)
This primetime matchup doesn’t seem like the most exciting one we’re going to have this season, but it will still be interesting to see how the Packers attack a sinking Raiders team. Green Bay is 2-2 with wins over the Bears and Saints and losses to the Falcons and Lions, and with all things considered, QB Jordan Love has been pretty good. Admittedly, I didn’t expect much from Love in the first few weeks of the season as he acclimated to the starting role. However, he has been a serviceable quarterback who gets a generous matchup against the Raiders.
There’s good news and bad news for the Raiders on Monday night. The good news is that QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to return after suffering a concussion in Week 3. The bad news is that the Packers will be on 10 days of rest and ready to exploit their lackluster defense. The Las Vegas defense has been a huge weakness through 4 weeks as they’ve allowed the 7th-most rushing yards per game. Besides Maxx Crosby, the Raiders don’t have much to show. Oddsmakers have the Raiders listed as the slight favorite, but I think they have it backward.
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Josh Jacobs to score 2+ touchdowns (+400)
Jimmy G has not looked like the franchise quarterback that Vegas was hoping for. The good news for Jacobs is that he doesn’t need Garoppolo’s help to find the end zone. Jacobs has had 17 or more carries in 3 of the 4 games this season and will face a Green Bay defense that has struggled to stop the run this year. Heading into Week 5, the Packers have allowed the 3rd-most rushing yards per game.
Last week, the Packers allowed Detroit’s David Montgomery to run for 121 yards on an insane 32 carries for 3 touchdowns. And in Week 2, Bijan Robinson ran for 124 yards on 19 carries against the Green Bay defense. Can you see the common theme? The Packers can’t stop dynamic and powerful running backs. Jacobs is an elite rusher who should get plenty of opportunities on Monday night since Josh McDaniels might not want to put the ball in Jimmy G’s hands all that often. But in the end, I think Jacobs’ efforts will fall short as the Packers come away with a win.