Raiders Packers Betting – Packers’ Pursuit Of Perfection Continues Versus Desperate Raiders
There is a popular theory among sports betting enthusiasts that an incredibly close win is just as jolting as a tough beat, a situation that has the potential to make players think twice before their next wager. The Green Bay Packers may have gotten that jolt last weekend with a close win over the New York Giants on the road, and as they head home to face the Oakland Raiders, they will attempt to prove that they have gotten the message against an opponent that is in a desperate situation.
Oakland Raiders @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday December 11, 2011 – 4:15 PM ET
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
NFL Betting Lines: Green Bay Packers – 11
The Raiders suffered one of their tougher losses this season in falling to the Miami Dolphins this past weekend, and after conceding sole possession of the AFC West lead, will attempt to get back on track against the league’s only undefeated team. Green Bay has already shown vulnerability at points this season, and even skeptics have to wonder if the window has closed for them to lose a game.
Raiders Packers Betting Preview: Oakland Raiders
In hindsight, the Raiders’ loss to Miami last week may come back to haunt them like none other this season as they conceded the division lead to the Denver Broncos based on a tiebreak. To think that Oakland struggled to slow down Matt Moore and the Dolphins’ offense only makes the situation that much more dire against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Raiders will need to find a way to move the ball both on the ground and through the air while keeping possession and avoiding turnovers, but that is a long list of factors to check off against the best team in the NFL right now.
Raiders Packers Betting Preview: Green Bay Packers
Rodgers and the offense have repeatedly bailed out their defense this season, which gave up way too many big plays last weekend against New York. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers will go back and look at tape to break things down, and he should have his troops fired up to bounce back at home. Meanwhile, there really isn’t much point in doubting Rodgers after watching the way he led that final drive against the Giants last week. On top of being one of the league’s best quarterbacks and the top candidate for MVP, Rodgers has a ton of talented options around him that have helped carry the offense to a completely new level.
Raiders Packers Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
With the sportsbooks have this number at double-digits, the Raiders will do everything they can to avoid a loss. After watching Green Bay hold off the Giants last week, Oakland may have to bite the bullet and accept the defeat, but they do have the potential to keep this one close if their running game can get going in the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field.
Raiders Packers Betting Pick: Green Bay Packers