Sunday November 27th, 2016

The Packers (4–6) and the Eagles (5–5), who face off on Monday Night Football in Week 12, are both sitting on the NFL playoff bubble. Green Bay sits in third place in the NFC North after losing their last four games by an average of 11.5 points per game. Philadelphia, listed as four-point home favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, are in the cellar of the competitive NFC East—two games behind the second-place Giants.

Defense has been the biggest problem for Green Bay during its skid, as the team has surrendered an average of more than 38 points since beating the Chicago Bears 26–10 for its last victory back in Week 7. The Packers are hopeful that cornerback Damarious Randall (groin) and linebacker Jake Ryan (ankle) can help by playing at Philadelphia.

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The Eagles have yet to lose at home, going 4–0 straight up and against the spread, according to the OddsShark NFL Database. Only two other teams in the league did not have a home loss through Week 11, as they have a positive 70-point differential at Lincoln Financial Field, averaging 27 points and limiting the opposition to 9.5 per game.

Another positive for Philadelphia is playing in primetime, as the team has gone an impressive 5–1 SU and ATS in its previous six MNF appearances. However the Packers have gone 4–1 SU and ATS in their past five meetings with the Eagles.

 

Two of those wins for Green Bay took place in Philly, and the last meeting was a 53–20 blowout in favor of the Packers at Lambeau Field two years ago.

Bettors expecting a high-scoring affair between these two teams might be surprised to learn that the under has cashed in six of the last seven games between them along with nine of 11 on the NFL betting lines. The exception was the most recent meeting with a closing total of 55.5 points.

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