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Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers - 8/22/19 NFL Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders
Date & Time Thursday August 22, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, CA
The Line
Green Bay Packers: -3 (-110) / Oakland Raiders: 3 (-110)
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The Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders meet in week 3 NFL preseason action from IG Field on Thursday night.

The Green Bay Packers looking to bounce back from their first loss of the preseason, falling back to .500 with a 1-1 record following a 26-13 loss to Baltimore last time out. Tim Boyle saw the bulk of the workload, going 12 of 21 passing with 107 yards and a touchdown while DeShone Kizer threw for 70 yards on 5 of 10 passing. Darrin Hall led the Pack with 31 rushing yards while Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow each had 3 grabs with Lazard leading the way with 63 yards to Kumerow’s 52. Darrius Shepard also had 3 receptions with the team’s lone touchdown in the losing effort. Defensively, Reggie Gilbert had a sack and Curtis Bolton had an interception while Ty Summers and Chandon Sullivan each had a team-high 4 tackles.

The Oakland Raiders will look to maintain their perfect preseason record after improving to 2-0 on the preseason with a 33-26 win over Arizona in their last outing. Mike Glennon went 11 for 14 with 175 yards and 2 touchdowns while Nathan Peterman went a perfect 8 for 8 with 41 yards and Derek Carr completed both of his pass attempts for 40 yards and a touchdown. James Butler had a team-high 32 rushing yards while Mack Brown had 27 rushing yards and a touchdown. Rico Gafford’s lone reception went for a team-high 53 yards and a touchdown while Keelan Doss had a team-high 5 receptions for 38 yards and Ryan Grant and Derek Carrier each had a receiving touchdown. On defense, Brandon Marshall, Lamarcus Joyner and Ethan Westbrooks each had a sack while Keisean Nixon had a team-high 5 tackles.

Green Bay is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games on turf while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. Oakland is 9-19-2 ATS in their last 30 games overall while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Green Bay is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

I can understand Green Bay being favored here because the starters tend to see more playing time as the preseason goes on, but the Pack struggled to get much going when they were playing Baltimore last time out. Oakland will probably struggle in the regular season, but there’s no denying the kind of results that the offense has produced through the first two preseason games and I think getting a free field goal with the Raiders at home is worth a look.

Pick:
Oakland Raiders: 3 (-110)

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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