Green Bay Packers vs Oakland Raiders Prediction – 8/24/18

green bay packers

National Football League: Preseason Week 3

Green Bay Packers (2-0, 0-0 away) at Oakland Raiders (1-0, 1-0 home) August 24, 2018- 10:30 PM ET (NFLN) Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

Good game on tap for Friday night as the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders will look to entertain the crowd in a preseason Week 3 matchup that has the following NFL football odds from our USA sportsbooks;

OAKLAND RAIDERS GREEN BAY PACKERS
Moneyline
+245 -300
Spread
+7 -6.5
Total
40.5 40.5

The current public NFL consensus is in favor of the Packers with a +245 moneyline.

One of the better games in Week 3 of the exhibition season in my opinion should provide plenty of entertainment as the high-scoring Packers will look to remain undefeated when they visit the “Black Hole” of football… the Oakland Coliseum.

Coming off a resounding 51-34 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game where everyone seemed to get involved, Green Bay with QB Aaron Rodgers throwing just four passes all preseason has scored a combined 82 points.

Backup quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Brett Hundley have looked good so far as they combined for 226 passing yards with two touchdowns and no picks in the Pittsburgh win. While the starters are expected to have more playing time this week, let’s see how much of the field Rodgers sees?

On the Oakland side of the ball, they are coming off a 19-15 road defeat to the Los Angeles Rams last Saturday in a game where backup QBs EJ Manuel and Connor Cook combined for 109 yards with their arms with one TD and zero interceptions. Running back Chris Warren was a bright spot with 110 rushing yards on 18 carries and is challenging for a starting job.

On offense, Derek Carr has thrown just four passes in two games, so will Raider fans get more of a look at their star QB? On defense, no word yet still on the status of All-Pro linebacker Khalil Mack and his holdout. As the anchor of the Raider defense, the front office needs to get Mack signed quick with the season just two weeks away.

Prediction/Pick

With the Packers having won five of their last six preseason games and the Raiders having lost five of their last six in that same span, we wonder how Green Bay enters as the underdog as our best sportsbooks for this GB vs. OAK matchup has MyBookie favoring the Raiders (-6.5) points over Green Bay with Bovada giving the Packers (+7) points?

5Dimes delivers the Over/Under with 40.5 total game points scored; a number I will easily play as I will favor the OVER of 40.5 total game points scored as my best betting pick.