Teaser Pick 3: Green Bay vs. Detroit and Carolina vs. Minnesota

Teaser Pick 3: Green Bay vs. Detroit and Carolina vs. Minnesota

The Teaser: Pair Green Bay and Carolina

Game 1: Green Bay vs. Detroit

The Initial Line:

Green Bay -7.5 home vs. Detroit

The Take:

Add 7 points to Green Bay’s line

The Final Line:

Green Bay -0.5

The Breakdown:

Green Bay wasn’t able to take down Minnesota in their new home opener, as they fell 17-14 on Sunday Night Football. Detroit was able to hold off Tennessee, as they gave up 13 4th quarter points to lose 16-15 at home. Green Bay has yet to hit their top gear as they sit at 1-1 and have a +1 point differential through 2 games. However, both games were on the road, and the Pack is pretty tough to beat at home with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. In his career, Rodgers is 50-13 (79.4% win %) with a 109.8 QBR. On the other side, Matthew Stafford doesn’t always fair well on the road as he is 18-29 (38.3% win %) with an 83.4 QBR. Green Bay also has the better all-around team, as their defense ranks in the top 10 in yards allowed while Detroit ranks 25th. Expect Green Bay to start their dominant run towards the postseason with a strong home performance, and they will almost definitely get the victory in front of the Lambeau faithful.

Game 2: Carolina vs. Minnesota

The Initial Line:

Carolina -7 home vs. Minnesota

The Take:

Add 7 points to Carolina’s line

The Final Line:

Carolina even

The Breakdown:

Carolina got back to winning form after their Super Bowl rematch loss on the road, as they dominated San Francisco 46-27 at home. Minnesota was able to satisfy the home crowd in their new stadium, as they got the victory over division rival Green Bay 17-14. Carolina almost seems better on offense than last year with the addition of Kelvin Benjamin, as he has quickly become Cam Newton’s favorite target. Minnesota has found ways to win with a strong first outing from Sam Bradford and stellar defensive play thus far. However, in this matchup between elite defenses, the Carolina offense has a clear advantage in this matchup. Pair that with the fact that Adrian Peterson just went down with a torn meniscus, and there are a lot of question marks on the Minnesota offensive side of the ball. Carolina also hasn’t lost at home since 2014, so I think they’re a safe bet to move to 2-1 at weekend’s end.

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