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- The Green Bay Packers host the Carolina Panthers as 5.5-point favorites.
- Our experts analyze the betting odds, break down the biggest matchup and make their pick.
Panthers at Packers Odds & Picks
- Odds: Packers -5.5
- Over/Under: 47
- Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: FOX
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The Green Bay Packers struggled in last week’s 26-11 loss to the Chargers in Los Angeles. But the public isn’t shying away from backing Aaron Rodgers and Co. as 5.5-point favorites against the Carolina Panthers, with more than 50% of spread tickets and money coming in on Green Bay.
Should you back the Pack to bounce back and cover, too?
Our experts break down every angle of this game, complete with comprehensive matchup analysis and a staff pick.
Panthers-Packers Injury Report
Which team is healthier? Packers
Green Bay’s injury report looks pretty good compared to prior weeks. Davante Adams (toe) has been limited, but that’s to be expected — the same goes for Marquez Valdes Scantling (knee/ankle). I wouldn’t expect either to miss this game.
Safety Adrian Amos (hamstring) is the biggest injury to watch on defense after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He’s second on the team in tackles behind linebacker Blake Martinez.
Christian McCaffrey (knee) missed practice on Wednesday but returned to limited practice on Thursday. This appears to be the new norm for him. There could be some good news for the Packers’ offense since defensive lineman Vernon Butler (back) and cornerback James Bradberry (groin) haven’t practiced. — Justin Bailey
Note: Info as of Thursday. See our Injury Report for daily practice participation and game statuses up until kickoff.
Both Rush Offenses vs. Both Run Defenses
I love the Green Bay secondary and edge pressure, which is one of the reasons the Pack were my only preseason future. It’s a defense built to stop today’s modern passing offenses.
But the Packers need to do something about their run defense before the postseason. It’s a major liability. And the source of the problem? The defensive line, which ranks dead last in adjusted line yards and inside the bottom 10 in almost every other advanced metric that analyzes run defense performance.
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