The NFL wraps up Week 8 Sunday action with a matchup of unbeaten teams as the Denver Broncos host the Green Bay Packers. The Packers opened as a field goal favorite, and the line is currently ranging between two points and 3.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
The moneyline has the Packers between -137 and -150, and the Broncos between +118 and +130.
The Packers enter the game 6–0 straight up and 5–1 against the spread. They failed to cover last week for the first time, beating the San Diego Chargers 27–20. The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games, and are 6–0 SU and ATS coming out of the bye over the last six seasons.
The Packers are hoping running back Eddie Lacy is back at 100%. He played poorly in Week 6 while dealing with an ankle injury, but had the bye last week to rest. Backup James Starks is dealing with a hip injury that cost him Wednesday’s practice and resulted in limited work later in the week.
The Broncos are 6–0 SU and 4-1-1 ATS. The Broncos are coming off a push in their 26–23 road win against the Cleveland Browns. They are 1-1-1 the last three weeks, and are 2–4 ATS in their last six home games according to the OddsShark NFL Database. The Broncos are a home underdog for the first time since September ’12, when they were an underdog to the visiting Houston Texans in Peyton Manning’s second home start in Denver.
The Broncos are not expecting any notable new absences on their injury report. Left tackle Ty Sambrailo has missed three straight games, and his status remains in question for Week 8. Emmanuel Sanders has been limited due to a Week 6 sprained AC joint injury, but is expected to play. Von Miller was listed as a DNP on Thursday due to a death in his family, but is expected to play on Sunday.
The total opened at 43 points, but has quickly climbed as high as 46 at the sportsbooks. The total has gone OVER in five of the last seven games between these teams. The total has gone UNDER in four of the Packers’ last five games, and has been an even split with one push in the Broncos’ last five contests.
The OddsShark Computer predicts a 24–17 Broncos victory. This would provide for a Broncos cover and outright win, and just hit the UNDER.