WFT vs. Packers Odds and Pick: Will Rodgers Claim His Stake Over Washington?
The Green Bay Packers are laying 7.5-points to the Washington Football Team in Week 7, as Aaron Rodgers looks to run his side’s win streak to six consecutive games. Find out if the Packers are the best bet here or if the Football Team can defy the NFL odds.
Washington Football Team vs Green Bay Packers Odds
Date: Sunday 24, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
TV Broadcast: FOX
WFT vs. Packers Betting Preview
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are rolling behind a five-game winning streak into Week 7, capping this run of good form with a 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears last Sunday as Rodgers, caught up in the spirit of the heated rivalry, announced “I still own you” to the crowd at Soldier Field.
Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team (WFT) are mired in a two-game skid, back-to-back homes losses to the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Packers and the Football Team entered the 2021 season as defending champions in their respective divisions, but their course is veering in opposite directions. Hence, books serve up NFL odds that are reflective of the contrasting fortunes of these NFC rivals.
The Packers are laying 7.5 points to the Football Team with most top-rated sportsbooks, but the NFL line has ticked up to 8 points at several shops already. The total is trending in the opposite direction, currently sitting on 48.5 points after opening on 49 points at the start of the week.
Washington Football Team Odds & Overview
Ron Rivera’s side will be hard-pressed to defend its NFC East title this season after getting off to a disappointing 2-4 start. Although the WFT are second in the table, they’re three games behind the high-flying Dallas Cowboys, who are showing no sign of letting up right now.
It’s been an uphill battle since they lost Ryan Fitzpatrick in their season opener, and with the veteran not slated to return until the second half of the season, Washington’s struggles are likely to continue. Backup Taylor Heinicke is doing his best in replacement of Fitzpatrick, but it’s not enough to fulfill the big expectations that preceded Washington into 2021.
However, it’s not all down to Heinicke. Washington’s vaunted defense has taken a massive step backwards this season. Washington is second-worst in total yards allowed and absolutely bottom of the league against the pass and in points allowed.
Green Bay Packers Odds & Overview
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are in fine form, and they’re well and truly fired up after a pivotal NFC North victory over the Chicago Bears last week. Everything seems to be going the way of Matt LaFleur’s side, and consequently, confidence is appropriately high in their camp and across NFL betting markets.
The Packers lead the NFC North and they’re making a strong case for the No.1 seed in the NFC too. Rodgers is full of verve and swagger, the offense is clicking at all cylinders and the defense is holding its own.
Green Bay’s loss to the Saints in Week 1 is now a distant memory as the Packers improve to a 5-1 record to put some distance between themselves and that forgettable season opener. It’s as if it happened another lifetime ago.
Underscoring Packers’ solid run is a perfect 5-0-0 record against the spread (ATS), which includes covering as the closing 5.5-point road favorites over the Bears. The biggest point spread the Packers covered was 11.5 points in a 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions (Week 2) at home. They also covered as the 6.5-point favorites in a 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field.
Washington Football Team vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Predictions and Picks
Washington is the midst of a tough spot in the schedule that features four of last season’s playoff contenders over the course of five games, including the defending Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9..This stretch began with the New Orleans Saints in Week 5 followed by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6 – both games Washington lost by a combined score of 64-35.
Next up is Green Bay at Lambeau, which promises to be another tough ask for Washington as per the oddsmakers. One could say that Rivera’s side is the quintessential longshot bet in this matchup – even more so than the NFL odds would suggest. With WFT’s defense ranking at the bottom of the league against the pass and points allowed, Rodgers looks primed to tee-off in this game in a big way.
To be fair, the 7.5-point spread currently trading doesn’t feel big enough for the Packers. Seeing how Mahomes torched the defense last week, Rodgers is likely to do exactly the same. Thus, the Packers to cover as the home chalk is the choice bet.
Green Bay Packers vs Washington Football Team Pick
NFL Picks: Packers -7.5