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Despite numerous injuries, value is on the Packers tonight in New Jersey

Originally Published: November 25, 2012
By Jeff Gold | ESPN Insider

As far as regular-season games go, it's hard to get more high-profile than tonight's game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. Two classic NFL franchises, the last two Super Bowl champions and the last two Super Bowl MVPs playing quarterback in a game with significant playoff implications.

These teams have gone in opposite directions the past two weeks. The Giants have entered their yearly November malaise, while the Packers have won five in a row. New York is 1-3 against the spread in its past four games, while Green Bay is 4-1 ATS over its past five.

Eli Manning is currently struggling through one of the worst stretches of his career and hasn't thrown a touchdown in his past three games. Aaron Rodgers hasn't been as good as his historic season last year, but he's thrown 17 touchdowns and just two interceptions in his past five games.

In recent years, the Packers have dominated the Giants in the regular season (3-0 since 2007) only to have the Giants get revenge in the playoffs, winning twice at Lambeau en route to Super Bowl titles.

According to ESPN Insider's PickCenter, the Packers are getting solid public support at a 58.6 percent rate. The public thinks the teams' recent level of play will continue.

Let's get some line analysis from Jay Kornegay, the bookmaker at the Las Vegas Hotel, and a pick from Paul Bessire of predictionmachine.com.


Green Bay Packers at New York Giants

Spread: Opened at Giants -2.5, now Giants -3
Total: Opened at 49.5, now 51

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