The EverBank Field will be an action-packed stadium this Sunday afternoon, as fan favorites the Jacksonville Jaguars host NFL betting favorites the Green Bay Packers in a mouthwatering encounter that is expected to feature two of the best offensive teams in the league this season. Here is brief online sportsbook preview of the clash, complete with free NFL Week 1 betting picks.
In Depth Analysis On The Packers At Jaguars NFL Week 1 Winning Predictions
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville
When: Sunday, September 11, 1:00 PM ET
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Lines: Green Bay (-5.5), OVER/UNDER 48
Why Bet on Green Bay Packers
Entering 2015 as arguably the most prolific veteran passer in the league, Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need much of an introduction in this game. The fact that Rodgers will be operating with a healthy offensive line, a healthy group of receivers and a healthy running game should ensure a big game from the star quarterback. Defensively, the Packers have invested heavily over the past couple of seasons and the hope is that the improvements we saw in the preseason will continue to show in the regular season, starting with this weekend. More than that, Green Bay Packers has been a solid performer on the road in both the SU and ATS lines, going 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in its last 6 road trips; numbers that should evoke confidence in bettors as the Pack travels to the Jags.
Why Bet Jacksonville Jaguars
In spite of being a developing franchise, the Jaguars have interestingly held their own quite well in their history against Green Bay, going 2-3 SU and 4-1 in their last 5 overall games against Green Bay, including a 20-16 victory when the Packers last visited Jacksonville. Besides these decent trends, the Jags have one of the fast-rising quarterbacks in the league in Blake Bortles, a player who shattered several passing records in his second year with the team last season. Entering his third-year in the league, which is normally considered as golden breakout season in the Pros, there is a lot of optimism that Bortles will take his game to an even higher level, especially now that Jacksonville has a solid pass rush unit and the Jags spent big in the offseason to fill a good number of holes on both sides of the field. Combine that with the fact that Jacksonville has played some of its best—or rather competitive—football at home over the recent seasons, bettors should be careful about writing off an upset from the Jags this Sunday.
Expert NFL Week 1 Predictions
Gus Bradley has done an excellent job in improving the football philosophy, talent and playing schemes in Jacksonville, and we strongly believe that those changes will help the Jags take a step further in their development agenda. And with these improvements factored in, the Packers will certainly have their work cut out for them. That said, the Packers are extremely talented with proven starters in offense and their defense has made considerable offseason improvements as well. This makes Green Bay the smart pick for the win, and possibly the coverable point spread.