Teams across the NFL are beginning to make roster cuts as they look to trim down and get to their final 53 guys. Some of the players cut this preseason will land in new homes, while others will be placed in the practice squad, potentially returning if the injury bug hits their team. For the guys currently unsure of landing a spot, there is just one game left to make an impression. Those cuts are going to be coming thick and fast after the final week of preseason, which kicks off this weekend. With the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills both coming off a season where they went to their respective Conference Championship Games, there are not going to be a lot of open spots available. That doesn’t mean that guys won’t still be battling in their last look, so let’s break down how this one might play out. The Bills are an 8-point favorite here, with the total set at 38. Let’s jump right into action so you can get all set to place your bets against the NFL Preseason odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Green Bay Packers vs Buffalo Bills
Green Bay at Buffalo Match Info
- When: Saturday, Aug 28 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park
- TV: NFL Network
Why bet on the Green Bay Packers
If you are tuning into this one hoping to see Aaron Rodgers in action, you are going to be left disappointed. The reigning MVP is sitting out the preseason, and while he has been on the sidelines, he has not been dressed for action. With that in mind, we will get another look at Jordan Love. Assuming he has recovered enough from the injury he sustained in Week 1 of the preseason. This helps explain the current odds of +8 for the Packers, who have gone 0-2 with most of their starters on the sidelines. It is worth noting that the Packers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last 6 visits to Buffalo, with 6 of their last 8 games against AFC East opposition going UNDER the point total.
Why bet on the Buffalo Bills
We are all very well aware that the preseason means very little in the grand scheme of things. That being said, the Bills have looked sharp through the opening 2 weeks, winning both of their games and outscoring the opposition 57-20. Furthermore, both of their wins have come away from the cozy confines of Highmark Stadium, so might they want to put on a bit of a show in their first game back home with fans in the stadium for over a year and a half? This is a team that has been a very good bet when playing NFC opposition, covering the spread in each of the last 8 games against non-conference foes. The OVER has hit in 4 of their last 6, but that is not the trend we are looking at here.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
If you look at the previous meetings between these two teams, you see that it is the UNDER that has been the major trend. 6 of the last 7 meetings between Buffalo and Green Bay have gone UNDER the point total, so that might be the way to go with this one.
Pick: Green Bay Packers 13 Buffalo Bills 24