Teaser Pick 2: Minnesota vs. Jacksonville and Green Bay vs. Seattle

Teaser Pick 2: Minnesota vs. Jacksonville and Green Bay vs. Seattle

The Teaser: Pair Minnesota and Green Bay

Game 1: Minnesota vs. Jacksonville

The Initial Line:

Minnesota -3.5 away vs. Jacksonville

The Take:

Add 8 points to Minnesota’s line

The Final Line:

Minnesota +4.5

The Breakdown:

Minnesota lost a heartbreaker against Dallas on Thursday Night Football, as they missed the 2 pt conversion to fall 17-15. Jacksonville lost yet another game, this time at home to Denver 20-10. Minnesota now sits at 6-6 and will likely have to run the table in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Jacksonville has all but thrown in the towel this season, losing 7 straight games and hoping for some good draft picks next year. The defense has really carried Minnesota all season, as they currently sit 3rd in the league in yards allowed and 4th in points allowed. They’ve also been great and protecting the football and forcing mistakes, as they sit 2nd in the NFL in turnover differential at +13. Jacksonville is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, as they rank dead last in turnover differential at -18. Barring a very poor performance Minnesota should handle this game easily and secure the victory, but given their lackluster offense I’d take some extra points on the road just in case.

Game 2: Green Bay vs. Seattle

The Initial Line:

Green Bay +2.5 home vs. Seattle

The Take:

Add 8 points to Green Bay’s line

The Final Line:

Green Bay +10.5

The Breakdown:

Green Bay continues to fight after a tough start to the year, as they were able to defeat Houston at home 21-13. Seattle put on a show on Sunday Night Football, as they took down Carolina 40-7. Green Bay needs to win out to have any shot at a playoff spot, and going through Seattle may be their toughest test. However, they do have the advantage of playing at home where Aaron Rodgers always performs well and Seattle just lost Earl Thomas which is a major blow to their defense. Another main factor here is that Seattle looks like an entirely different team on the road vs at home, as they’ve only mustered 15.3 PPG on the road in 6 games and were held under 7 points 3 times. Their defense was killing them during their 4 game losing streak allowing 38.3 PPG, but has only allowed 13 PPG in their last 2 victories. The team is rallying and holds value as a home underdog given the public favoritism of Seattle. Adding extra points to get Green Bay at +10.5 at home is almost a no brainer with Aaron Rodgers.

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