In an NFL Sunday game at FedEx Field, the Green Bay Packers will travel to the capital to face the Washington Commanders. With that considered, this is a good time to look at our NFL oddsseries, which is presented below and includes a prediction and choice for the Packers vs. the Commanders.
After suffering consecutive losses to the New York Giants and the New York Jets, Green Bay’s record dropped to 3-3. Since the receiving group surrounding Aaron Rodgers is sorely lacking, Matt LaFleur and Rodgers appear to be on an island in this situation. A victory here would have a significant impact on Green Bay’s chances of making the playoffs in the long run.
Owner Dan Snyder is once again in the limelight for all the wrong reasons as a result of the scandal that has dogged Washington since the offseason. On the field, Washington is 2-4; in their most recent game, an ugly 12-7 triumph over Chicago ended a four-game losing slide for them.
Thanks to FanDuel, here are the NFL odds for the Packers-Commanders game.
NFL Odds: Packers-Commanders Odds
Packers of Green Bay: -4.5 (-115)
Commanders in Washington: +4.5 (-105)
Over: 41.5 (-105) (-105)
Under: 41.5 (-115)
Why The Packers Could Cover The Spread
Although this Aaron Rodgers is not the original Aaron Rodgers, he is nonetheless a capable quarterback. With nine touchdowns and three interceptions for 1,403 yards, Rodgers has completed 67 percent of his passes. With 409 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown, Aaron Jones leads the club. Together with Jones, AJ Dillon has rushed for 286 yards and a touchdown. Additionally, Christian Watson scored a touchdown on the ground. This season, Green Bay has only scored three touchdowns while rushing for 734 yards. Robert Tonyan, who has 27 catches for 219 yards and a touchdown, is the team’s top receiver. With 285 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 20 catches, Allen Lazard leads the club. Romeo Dobbs, who has 26 catches and two touchdowns, is in second place. Additionally, Jones has caught a touchdown pass. Green Bay scores just 17.8 points per game, which places them 24th in the league.
Green Bay ranks fifteenth in the league with 20.5 points allowed per game. De’Vondre Campbell, who has 49 tackles overall and three for a loss, is the team’s tackle leader. Green Bay’s pass rush is terrifying, having sacks opponents 14 times. Rashan Gary has the most sacks and tackles for loss on the squad with six each. Green Bay’s one pass interception this year belongs to Jaire Alexander.
Why The Commanders Could Cover The Spread
Following surgery to treat a broken finger, Carson Wentz is expected to be sidelined for at least a month. Wentz was able to complete his final game, but Taylor Heinicke will now start in his place. Last season, Heinicke started fifteen games and completed 3,419 passes for 20 touchdowns. With 214 running yards and two touchdowns, Antonio Gibson is the team’s top rusher. The season’s upbeat tale, rookie Brian Robinson, came back to rush for 82 yards and a touchdown in two games this year. The team’s top receiver, Curtis Samuel, has 34 catches for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Terry McLaurin, who has 367 receiving yards and one touchdown, is the team’s top receiver. Jahan Dotson, a rookie, is the team’s leading receiver with four scores. Washington’s 17 points per game average places them 29th in the league.
Washington’s defence hasn’t been great, giving up 22.5 points per game, which is the league’s 18th-worst average. With 60 tackles, including one for loss, Cole Holcomb leads the team. With three and a half sacks each, Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne are the team’s leaders, and Washington has recorded a total of 19 sacks. Allen and Darrick Forrest have both intercepted passes.
Final Packers-Commanders Prediction & Pick
No Carson Wentz and a vengeful Aaron Rodgers should be enough to win this game for Green Bay.
Green Bay -4.5 (-115), over 41.5 is my final Packers-Commanders prediction and pick (-105)
Packers vs. Commanders prediction, odds, and selection for the NFL game on October 23, 2022, first published on ClutchPoints.