Green Bay at Denver NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds & Analysis

Green Bay at Denver NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds & Analysis

Written by on August 26, 2017

It’s going to be a case of offense versus defense when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hit the road to take on Trevor Siemian and the Denver Broncos in what should be a revealing Week 3 NFL preseason showdown of two Super Bowl 52 hopefuls on Saturday night at Sports Authority Field. Both teams have won their respective pair of preseason contests, so let’s find out where the NFL betting odds value lies in this intriguing pairing.

Green Bay at Denver NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds & Analysis

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High TV: NBC26, KTVD Radio: 620 AM WTMJ (Green Bay) / KOA 850 AM (Denver) Stream Option: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Denver Broncos -3 / Total: 42 Weather Forecast
  • Clear: 25°C/77°F
  • Humidity: 25%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 8%
  • Wind: 5 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet the Green Bay Packers Odds at +3?

The Packers beat Philadelphia 24-9 in their scrimmage opener before getting past Washington 21-17 in Week 2. Aaron Rodgers played well in his first preseason appearance by completing 6 of 8 passes for 37 yards and hit veteran tight end Marcellus Bennett for a 3-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Rodgers also ran twice for 15 yards while backup, Brett Hundley, went 9 of 10 for 107 yards with one touchdown pass. Former BYU quarterback-turned-running back Taysom Hill also had a nice 23-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Green Bay limited Washington to just 64 total rushing yards and recorded five sacks in the win.

Team Statistics

Offensive Total Yards: 373.00 Current Offensive Rush Yards: 103.26 Offensive Passing Yards: 269.74 Average Score For: 27.63 Defensive Total Yards: 374.11 Current Defensive Rush Yards: 96.42 Defensive Passing Yards: 277.68 Average Score Against: 25.05

Baltimore is Betting Favorite in Football Preseason Match Against Buffalo

Why Bet the Denver Broncos Odds at -3?

The Broncos got past a feisty Chicago Bears team 24-17 in their preseason opener before smacking the rebuilding San Francisco 49ers around in their 33-14 Week 2 win this past weekend. Recently named starting quarterback Trevor Siemian completed 8-of-11 passes for 93 yards with one touchdown pass to Jordan Taylor while veteran running back C.J. Anderson added a rushing touchdown in the win. The Broncos head into this NFL Preseason matchup as the betting favorites. Siemian didn’t start, as new Broncos head coach Vance Joseph wanted to give second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch a chance, but the quarterback competition for the starting job ended in Week 2 as Lynch struggled and Siemian shined once again. Denver pulled All-Pro cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib, as well as Pro Bowl safety Darian Stewart and nose tackle Domata Peko after one quarter, but still managed to get the win.

Team Statistics

Offensive Total Yards: 323.06 Current Offensive Rush Yards: 92.75 Offensive Passing Yards: 230.31 Average Score For 20.81 Defensive Total Yards 316.06 Current Defensive Rush Yards 130.31 Defensive Passing Yards 185.75 Average Score Against 18.56

Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos Game History

Total Meetings: 14 First Meeting: September 26th, 1971. Milwaukee County Stadium. Milwaukee, Wisconsin Last Meeting: November 1st, 2015. Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Denver, Colorado All-Time Series: Denver 7-6-1 Largest Margin of Victory: Green Bay 41-6 Longest Win Streak: Denver 3 (1975-1984) Current Win Streak: Denver 1  (2015)

Expert Analysis and NFL Preseason Prediction

Simply put, I like the Green Bay Packers to get the outright road win against a Denver Broncos team that will be looking to manage injuries to several key contributors including starting wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end DeMarcus Walker, running backs Jamaal Charles and Devontae Booker and linebacker Brandon Marshall among others/ The Packers have gone a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games and identical 5-1 ATS in their last six games on grass, not to mention, 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. While the Broncos are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games, Denver is also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games on grass. In the end, I like the incomparable Aaron Rodgers to lead the Packers to the outright win!

NFL Preseason Pick: Green Bay 21 Denver 20