Cincinnati Bengals (14-5 last year) vs Green Bay Packers (8-9 last season)
Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals 8/11/2023 — In the previous season, the Packers racked up 5,745 yards. Green Bay recorded 186 first downs and 89 penalties for 747 yards. Green Bay scored 12 rushing touchdowns and 27 passing touchdowns. They lost control of the ball 22 times (12 interceptions and 10 lost fumbles). They were 15th in the league with a team rushing average of 124.3 yards. The Green Bay Packers produced 21.8 PPG for getting the ball in the end zone.
The Bengals maintained an average of 26.1 points per game, placing them seventh among all teams in the league in scoring ability. The Bengals finished the previous season fifth among all NFL teams with 4,240 pass yards and an average of 265.0 throwing yards per game. They allowed 95.5 rushing yards per game on average and rushed for 1,528 yards in total during the season. The Cincinnati Bengals were eighth in the league, averaging 360.5 yards per game.
Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals Game Info
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Date: Friday, August 11, 2023
Location: Paycor Stadium, OH
TV: NFL Network
Green Bay QB Rodgers and Cincinnati QB Burrow
As Arron Rodgers is not the starting quarterback for the first time since 2007, the Packers are beginning a new era. It’s now time for Jordan Love, who was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft to serve as Aaron Rodger’s eventual successor. In 83 career pass attempts, Love threw three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Since Danny Etling, Sean Clifford, and Alex McGough all saw action in camp, the competition is now for the position of backup quarterback. Josh Nijman and Zach Tom are engaged in combat at the right tackle. Although Nijman appears to be the front-runner, Tom might fill the right tackle or center positions due to his versatility.
The Bengals are among the few teams that largely know what it has and is looking for depth to cross the finish line. However, because of Joe Burrow’s injury, Jake Browning and the seasoned Trevor Siemian will be used extensively. Given that Burrow will be out for several weeks due to a calf problem, both men are competing for the backup position, which is vital. The Bengals selected Charlie Jones and Andrei Iosivas in April because they needed another receiver with Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd.
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay Packers -5
Total Odds: 35
The total went UNDER in 9 of Green Bay’s last 12 matches against an AFC opponent. The Green Bay Packers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches against an American Football Conference North division opponent. The Green Bay Packers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches played in August. The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 matches against an opponent in the National Football Conference North division. The Cincinnati Bengals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches played in August. The total went UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 matches played on a Friday.
Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 matches. The Green Bay Packers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches. The Green Bay Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 matches against Cincinnati. The Green Bay Packers are 3-8 SU in their last 11 matches on the road. The total went UNDER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 6 matches when playing on the road against Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 matches. The total went UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 9 matches. The Cincinnati Bengals are 10-1 SU in their last 11 matches. The total went OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 matches against Green Bay. The Cincinnati Bengals are 7-0 SU in their last 7 matches at home. The total went UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 matches when playing at home against Green Bay.
Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
Green Bay Packers vs Cincinnati Bengals: Due to Burrow’s injury and the Bengals’ intention to employ a lot of Browning and Siemian, the Packers are likely given the benefit of the doubt in this situation. Nevertheless, in meaningless preseason games, where these things are frequently outrageously unpredictable, it’s not fun betting more than a field goal. With the Bengals playing at home, we are earning 4.5 points. That’s 1.5 points higher than is often confidently predicted during preseason play. In addition, whether it is the preseason or not, and despite Burrow’s injury, the Bengals are still the superior club overall.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals will win 21-14.