4 Best Prop Bets for Eagles vs Packers NFL Week 4 Thursday Night Football Game

Max Staley
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The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Green Bay Packers tonight on "Thursday Night Football," and these two teams have gotten out to drastically different starts this season.

The Packers are 3-0, led by a surprisingly effective defense (second in the NFL in points allowed), while the Eagles have fallen to 1-2, surrendering 293.7 passing yards per game (fourth worst in the NFL).

With that in mind, here are four of the best prop bets for Thursday night's matchup between the Eagles and Packers.

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4. Carson Wentz - Passing Yards: Under 263.5 (-112)

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Carson Wentz has not impressed so far this season. After playing in only 11 games due to a myriad of injuries in 2018, Philadelphia's gunslinger has exceeded 264 passing yards just once this season (Week 1). Meanwhile, Green Bay's defense is surrendering 197.3 passing yards per game (No. 5 in the NFL). Now facing what looks to be one of the stingiest defenses in football, without the services of his top deep threat DeSean Jackson, Wentz could struggle to reach this total.

3. Aaron Rodgers - Passing Yards: Over 275.5 (-126)

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Aaron Rodgers has gotten off to a similarly slow start, but there are quite a few contributing factors. He's faced the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos thus far. All three were ranked top five in Football Outsiders' passing DVOA rankings last season. Additionally, Rodgers has been playing with a new head coach for the first time in his career, so an adjustment period was always to be expected. Playing at home against an Eagles' defense that surrenders 293.7 passing yards per game (No. 29 in the NFL), this looks like a potential bounce-back spot for Rodgers.

2. Aaron Jones - Rushing Yards: Under 50.5 (-142)

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For all of Philadelphia's struggles against the pass, the Eagles' defense been really effective against the run. Philadelphia has surrendered just 57.0 rushing yards per game thus far, which is the second-best mark in the NFL. Aaron Jones, meanwhile, has been ceding quite a few snaps to Jamal Williams recently, which could put a ceiling on his production. Williams has played 48.2 percent of the snaps thus far, which is just slightly less than Jones' 53.4. This is also trending in the wrong direction for Jones, as Williams played 61.1 percent of the snaps in Week 3, while Jones played just 38.9. Against a stout rush defense, Jones could struggle to reach this total unless his snap count turns around in Week 4.

1. Halftime Result / Fulltime Result: Green Bay Packers (+105)

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Green Bay has led at halftime in all three of its games thus far, and the Packers have gone on to win each of those contests. In fact, the Packers have led at halftime by an average margin of 7.3 points during that span. Philadelphia, on the other hand, has been down at the half in all three games this season, trailing by an average margin of 9.0 PPG. Those holes have proven tough for the Eagles to climb out of, as they've jumped out to a 1-2 start. If these trends hold, Green Bay has a shot to pull off a wire-to-wire victory.

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