Green Bay Packers, currently top of the NFC North, welcome Tennessee Titans to Wisconsin this weekend. The home side can lose the game and still finish as top seed in the NFC, but they will still be keen to claim victory and build momentum heading into the play-offs. The Titans currently top the AFC South, and are heading into this game on the back of a resounding victory over the Detroit Lions. Read on to see where the game’s best betting value can be found.
Packers defense facing needs to stop Henry
Green Bay fans will be watching this game with interest to see how the team’s defense fares against an offense that is likely to provide a serious test. The Packers have had a noticeable weakness against the run for the last couple of seasons. If Green Bay is to be considered serious contenders for the Super Bowl then they have to be able to show that they have improved in this area. The Titans will certainly provide a real chance to prove that they have, as they rank second in the NFL in rushing for 2020, averaging 160.4 yards per game.
Derrick Henry, the Titans running back, is very much on course to win his second consecutive NFL rushing title. He rushed for a total of 1,679 yards this season and 15 touchdowns. He has twice gone over the 200 yard mark in games in 2020, and has rushed for 100 yards or more in nine out of 14 games this season. The Packers have shown this season that they might struggle against Henry.
The Packers defense did look better in last week’s win over Carolina, however. In their three wins in December, the Packers have allowed just 204 yards on 54 carries to skill position players. They now sit just outside the NFL’s top 10 for rush defense but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Our Pick: Packers and under 56 total points
Our tip for this game is to bet on the Packers winning with under 56 points in the game. 888Sport is offering odds of +200 on this market, and that looks pretty tempting to us. The Packers need to start getting serious about showing that they can stop the run, and the challenge of facing Derrick Henry gives them the perfect opportunity to show that they can handle the run. If they do not stop Henry then they may well lose, and that might cause jitters ahead of the post-season. The Packers need a victory.
Our pick: Packers and under 56 total points @ +200 with 888Sport
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