Against the Spread Pick
We’ve got a premier NFC showdown here as the Green Bay Packers host the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. The Eagles are limping into this one off two straight losses, and could desperately use a win in this one. The Packers are sitting pretty at 3-0, but I think their record is a bit misleading. They’ve struggled for extended stretches in all three games, and they haven’t played like you’d expect from a 3-0 team. Philly needs this game more, and they should give it an all-out effort. Aaron Rodgers’ stats aren’t anything to be impressed by so far, and the Eagles have caught some really tough breaks. Philly’s receivers have done them in with a lot of brutal drops, and as long as they catch the ball here they should be able to at least keep this one very close. The Eagles still have a ton of talent, and they aren’t strangers to this kind of big stage. Take the points here.
Over Under Pick
I also like the over in this spot, though I wouldn’t bet it too big. The Packers are dealing with a couple injuries on defense, and so are the Eagles. Philly’s best cornerback Ronald Darby is going to miss this one after injuring his hamstring on Sunday, which is a huge loss. Green Bay’s defense has gotten a lot of credit for their improved play in 2019, but they haven’t exactly played a murderer’s row of quarterbacks after facing Mitchell Trubisky, Kirk Cousins, and Joe Flacco in their first three games. The Eagles love to be aggressive, so expect to see them take some shots down the field early. This one could turn into a shootout.