The Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to snap a two-game straight-up losing streak when they travel to Green Bay to battle the Packers on Thursday Night Football as 5-point underdogs on the NFL betting odds. Philadelphia is coming off a 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions as 4-point home chalk on Sunday afternoon, dumping the
The Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to snap a two-game straight-up losing streak when they travel to Green Bay to battle the Packers on Thursday Night Football as 5-point underdogs on the NFL betting odds.
Philadelphia is coming off a 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions as 4-point home chalk on Sunday afternoon, dumping the team to 1-2 on the season and two games back of the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys going into Thursday night’s game at Lambeau Field.
The Eagles emerged as strong -105 favorites to finish atop the NFC East during the summer, but have struggled since returning to action in August. Philadelphia managed to score more than 10 points just once while falling to defeat in three of four preseason outings, and has carried those struggles over into the 2019 campaign.
The offense finally got going in Philadelphia’s 32-27 win over the division-rival Washington Redskins in Week 1, but the Eagles once again fell flat in Week 2, mustering just 286 total yards of offense in a sloppy 24-20 loss to Atlanta as 1-point road chalk on the NFL lines. And now, with this past weekend’s loss to the Lions, the Eagles find themselves falling behind the Cowboys on the NFL futures, where they now sit second to Dallas as a +165 bet to claim their second NFC East title in three years.
For a third year in a row the Eagles have emerged as an early-season disappointment at the sportsbooks, going 0-3 against the spread, snapping the 5-1-1 ATS run that closed out last season. However, Philadelphia has enjoyed steady success in recent appearances on Thursday Night Football, posting outright wins in four straight while holding opponents to fewer than 20 points in three of those outings.
The Eagles have turned in mixed results in recent clashes with opponents from the NFC North, going 8-7 SU and ATS in 15 contests since the start of the 2013 NFL season. But visits to Lambeau Field have not been kind to Philadelphia, with the Eagles going 2-5 in their past seven road dates with the Packers, capped by a crushing 53-20 loss as 4.5-point underdogs in their most recent visit back in November 2014.
Packers Off to a Strong Start in 2019 Season
That’s bad news for the Eagles as they prepare to face a Packers squad that has opened their NFL football season on a 3-0 SU run for the first time since 2015. Green Bay remained perfect so far in 2019 with a decisive 27-16 win over the visiting Denver Broncos as 7-point favorites on the NFL odds. With the win, the Packers have solidified their position as one of the NFL’s top defensive teams, limiting opponents to just 11.66 points per game through Week 3.
The Packers’ early-season success has also paid dividends to bettors. Green Bay has compiled a perfect 3-0 ATS record while claiming victory by an average margin of 7.66 points per game. That marks a dramatic reversal for the Packers, who failed to cover in consecutive games last season while compiling a meager 6-9-1 ATS record on the NFL spread.
And despite their struggles of last season, which they finished with a 6-9-1 SU record and out of playoff contention for a second straight year, the Packers have remained dominant on home turf, going 8-3-1 SU in 12 dates since December 2017, and covering in six of their past nine on the NFL betting lines.
Green Bay is also a rock solid 10-2 SU in their past 12 outings while pegged as home favorites by five or more points, but are just 4-5 ATS in their past nine. Those positive trends extend to the Packers’ past home performances on Thursday Night Football, with the team going 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in seven dates since 2006.
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