The Green Bay Packers have taken every criticism of them from a season ago and beaten it out of existence. Aaron Rodgers is playing at an MVP-caliber level and is bringing Davante Adams with him. They blew out their kryptonite from a season ago (the 49ers) and Matt LaFleur is looking like the right choice for this team moving forward. LaFleur and Rodgers have effectively silenced the rumors of a shoddy relationship and the Packers are firing on every cylinder imaginable. Add in spectacular play from Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith, and you’ve got a total package.
The Packers locked up the top seed in the NFC, a first round bye, and the best home field advantage in the NFL throughout the playoffs. Though Rodgers doesn’t show signs of slowing down, this could be his best last chance at securing another title.
Green Bay Packers NFC Championship odds
The scoreboard at times made the Packers’ NFC Divisional game against the L.A. Rams look closer than it was. Their sound win scored Aaron Rodgers his first ever home NFC Championship game (fourth overall) against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Packers () are in the game.
This season, Rodgers leads the NFL in passing touchdowns, passing completion, and passer rating this season, as well as EPA and completion percentage over expected (CPOE). He is 5-2 at home in the postseason, including 3-0 since 2013 with an 11-0 touchdown-to-completion ratio. In their Week 5 matchup with the Bucs, Rodgers was held to no touchdown passes for the only time this season and the Packers lost handily 38-10 on the road.
Tampa Bay was able to rush for 158 yards in that regular season matchup, their second highest mark on the season. In the Divisional Round, Green Bay held the Rams (eighth-most rushing plays this season) to 96 yards on the ground as a team. When holding opponents to under 100 rushing yards this season, the Packers are 6-0 against the spread and 6-0 outright. Wind, cold, and snow is expected in Green Bay this weekend which may force Bruce Arians to dial up more running plays. However, Brady is conditioned for the cold (while not all his teammates may be) after playing his entire career in New England.
Packers prop bets
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Packers futures odds
Packers Super Bowl odds
The Packers remain the favorites in the NFC to win Super Bowl LV at +225.
NFC North odds
The Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North.
2020 Green Bay Packers schedule and odds
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 13||1:00 p.m. ET||at Minnesota||Vikings -3.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 20||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Detroit||Packers -6.5|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 27||8:20 p.m. ET||at New Orleans||Saints -6|
|Week 4||Monday, Oct. 5||8:15 p.m. ET||vs. Atlanta||Packers -4|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 11||BYE|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 18||4:25 p.m. ET||at Tampa Bay||Buccaneers -4.5|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 25||1:00 p.m. ET||at Houston||Packers -1|
|Week 8||Sunday, Nov. 1||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Minnesota||Packers -2.5|
|Week 9||Thursday, Nov. 5||8:20 p.m. ET||at San Francisco||49ers -6.5|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 15||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Jacksonville||Packers -12.5|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 22||1:00 p.m. ET||at Indianapolis||Colts -1|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 29||8:20 p.m. ET||vs. Chicago||Packers -4|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 6||4:25 p.m. ET||vs. Philadelphia||Eagles -0.5|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 13||1:00 p.m. ET||at Detroit||Packers -4.5|
|Week 15||TBA||TBA||vs. Carolina||Packers -9|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 27||8:20 p.m. ET||vs. Tennessee||Packers -3.5|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 3||1:00 p.m. ET||at Chicago||N/A|
How to bet on the Green Bay Packers
Online and mobile sportsbooks such as DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook have you covered all year long for your NFL betting desires. Here are the best options for the offseason and through the entire league year:
Betting on the moneyline is the most common and straight-forward of all bet types. You’re backing one team to beat the other straight up with two possible outcomes, outside of the ultra-rare NFL tie. Odds typically range from +200 for underdogs ($10 bet results in $20 profit) to -200 for favorites ($10 bet results in $5 profit), though those odds can extend in either direction for more lopsided mid- or late-season matchups.
A line representing how many points a favorite will need to win by or how many points the underdog will need to stay within in a loss. The most common NFL spreads are 2.5, 3.5, 6.5 and 7.5 representing point differentials of a field goal or a touchdown. The more points a team is favored by, the more difficult it is for them to cash the bet and late-season spreads can extend as high as 13.5 or 17.5 points. Odds typically range from +110 to -110 and teams favored to win the game outright on the moneyline can get plus-money on the spread.
Expressed as an Over/Under, the total asks how many points the two teams will combine to score in the game, in a half or in each quarter. The odds will generally be equal for both the Over and Under on either side of a line ranging from 35.5 to 59.5 points. The more appealing the on-field matchup, the higher the total is likely to be set with more attention on the game from both fans and bettors.
Prop bets are statistic-based bets for a player or a team for the season as a whole or for each individual game. Over/Under lines are set for yardage, carry or reception totals, while other bets ask whether or not specified players will score a touchdown in a game. Odds typically range from -120 to +120. More profitable prop bets exist for things such as first touchdown bets, which group larger pools of players together with different odds for each based on their perceived likelihood of scoring the first touchdown of the game.
Each of the Packers’ top three stars on offense are represented in the 2020 player props. Aaron Rodgers’ passing yards line is set at 4,050.5 with -110 odds on either side. Seven QBs have a higher projection. He’s projected for 26.5 passing touchdowns. Topping that line with 27 or more TDs would be his highest total since 2016 and would result in a profit of $9.09 on an Over bet.
Davante Adams is projected for 1,200.5 receiving yards with -110 odds on either side. He has topped the projection just once in his six-year career. Aaron Jones’ rushing yards line is set at 1,080.5 with -110 odds on both the Over and Under. Four of 11 listed running backs have a lower projection.
Set as soon as one season ends, futures are updated continuously through the league year based on roster moves, team and player success, and public betting action. Futures look at everything from player and coach awards, statistical milestones, team win totals and division and Super Bowl championship chances. Preseason odds for all of these can range from -500 to as high as +20000 (200-1). As favorites emerge in the season, their odds can drop even lower the closer they get to securing the division crown.
Teasers are available on both spread and total bets and allow bettors to adjust the lines to get more profitable higher odds or more secure lower odds in a parlay. Bettors can “buy” or “sell” points to enhance their chances of winning the bet or increase their profit margin. Be cautious, as the more bets included in the parlay, the more difficult it is to win, as all selections will need to play out correctly.
Like futures bets being adjusted throughout a given season, single-game odds are adjusted based on the score or flow of a game. Mobile betting allows fans to get action on a game they’re attending or watching from home with in-play betting. Back a pre-game favorite at more profitable odds if they fall behind by a score or two early on, or back the losing team if a key player suffers an injury on the other side in hopes of a comeback. The spreads and point totals will also be adjusted throughout a game.
Packers 2019 season in review
Rodgers again topped 4,000 passing yards while playing all 16 games for the second straight season. He threw for a modest 26 touchdowns, but he tossed just four interceptions. It was Jones’ emergence which truly helped the Packers secure the division crown and a first round bye with a 13-3 record. He rushed for 1,084 yards to be Green Bay’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Eddie Lacy in 2014. He added 474 receiving yards and scored 19 total touchdowns.
The receiving corps, behind No. 1 option Davante Adams, was once again the Packers’ greatest weakness. Adams caught 83 of 127 targets for 997 yards and five touchdowns in just 12 games, but no other player topped 500 receiving yards.
Defensively, the Packers ranked ninth in the NFL with 19.6 points allowed per game. They were 18th with 352.6 total yards allowed per game and they were one of just 10 teams to allow more than 120 rushing yards per game. They shared the league’s third-best turnover differential at plus-12 with 25 takeaways and just 13 giveaways.
In addition to going 13-3 straight up last season, the Packers went 10-6 against the spread in the regular season. They won by an average margin of 3.9 points per game and covered by 0.2 PPG. They were particularly strong at home, going 6-3 ATS and winning by six PPG including the Divisional Round win over the Seahawks. The Packers were 6-10 against the Over/Under in the regular season, falling an average of 2.7 PPG shy of the projected point total. Both of their playoff games topped the projected line.
Packers 2020 offseason moves
Key re-signings: K Mason Crosby (three years, $12.9 million), DB Will Redmond (one year, $750,000), TE Marcedes Lewis (one year, $2.25 million)
Key free agent losses: LB Blake Martinez (to NYG), TE Jimmy Graham (to CHI), OT Bryan Bulaga (to LAC), LB Kyler Fackrell (to NYG), WR Geronimo Allison (to DET)
Key free agent signings: LB Christian Kirksey (two years, $13 million), OT Ricky Wagner (two years, $11 million), WR Devin Funchess (one year, $2.5 million)
The loss of Bulaga after nine seasons was offset by the addition of Wagner, while Kirksey helps to replace the loss of Martinez. Funchess was a low-risk signing on a one-year deal, and he stands to be the team’s No. 2 receiver opposite Adams if he can return to full health. While Graham isn’t a huge loss to the NFC North-rival Chicago Bears, tight end is a glaring weakness heading toward the 2020 NFL Draft.