It was a wild ride in the offseason following the Aaron Rodgers saga. Rodgers, who’s been publicly displeased with the Packers, attempted to force a trade away from Green Bay and even threatened retirement. Ultimately, the team struck a deal with Rodgers to allow him to walk next season if he plays this season– a deal that Rodgers seemed to have accepted. Both he and Davante Adams are ready to leave the team next year, dubbing this year their Last Dance.
It was a tough follow up to another 13-3 season and another NFC Championship appearance by Matt LaFleur. Major pieces like Aaron Jones and Preston Smith are locked in for a few more seasons, shedding some good news on the offseason. However, expect Rodgers to go scorched earth in Green Bay, torching any opponent that stands between him and another Lombardi Trophy.
Green Bay Packers Week 1 odds
The Packers kick off their 2021 season in New Orleans. The Saints are coming into their 2021 season without Drew Brees, who retired following last season after 15 seasons at the helm. In four games last season without Brees, the Saints averaged 24.3 points per game and posted a 3-1 record. The Packers met the Saints last season in Week 3, where Green Bay allowed 30 points and 139 receiving yards to New Orleans back Alvin Kamara.
New Orleans was arguably a better team without Brees at quarterback a season ago. With plenty of weapons and a strong ground game, the Saints opened as 2.5-point favorites. Following the news that Rodgers would be back, the spread moved, now at Green Bay . The Packers finished 11-7 against the spread and 11-7 against the over in 2020.
Green Bay Packers futures odds
Packers Super Bowl odds and other futures markets 2021
- Odds to win Super Bowl: +1400
- To win NFC: +800
- To win NFC North: -130
- Make playoffs: -225
- Packers win total: 10 (-110)
Odds last updated July 27
Packers prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Davante Adams lit the NFL on fire in 2020, making him one of the most popular players for prop betting. For example, Adams’ projected receiving total in the Packers’ Week 9 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers was 106.5 yards. That game, he hauled in 173 yards, giving those who bet over his receiving prop the win.
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Green Bay Packers 2021 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 12||at New Orleans Saints||4:25 p.m. ET||Saints -2.5|
|Week 2||Monday, Sept. 20||vs Detroit Lions||8:15 p.m. ET||Packers -7.5|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 26||at San Francisco 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 3||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 10||at Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 17||at Chicago Bears||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 24||vs Washington Football Team||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 8||Thursday, Oct. 28||at Arizona Cardinals||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 7||at Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 14||vs Seattle Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 21||at Minnesota Vikings||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 28||vs Los Angeles Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 5||BYE||N/A||N/A|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 12||vs Chicago Bears||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 19||at Baltimore Ravens||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 16||Saturday, Dec. 25||vs Cleveland Browns||4:30 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 2||vs Minnesota Vikings||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 9||at Detroit Lions||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
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How to bet on the Green Bay Packers
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Packers -245
- Cardinals +190
The Packers are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -245), requiring a $245 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Cardinals are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $290 total for a $100 bet ($190 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Packers -8.5 (-110)
- Patriots +8.5 (-110)
In this example, Green Bay is favored by 8.5 points, indicated by “-8.5.” If the Packers win the game 31-20, the Packers (-8.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Patriots keep the game within nine and lose 23-17, the Patriots (+8.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, Green Bay’s Week 7 matchup against the Houston Texans had a projected point total of 49.5 points. The Packers won the game 35-20, resulting in 55 combined points and giving those who bet the over the win.
The Packers’ offense was one of the most prolific in the NFL in 2020. Their defense was also excellent, keeping most teams between 14 and 21 points this year. Because of Green Bay’s potential, their games often saw higher than league average point totals between 48 and 54 points. Moving into 2021, there won’t be much of a change; the Packers will still garner high projected point totals.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Packers (-115) were favored against the Bills (+120) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Packers to win would win $8.70.
However, say the Packers fell to a 14-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Bills, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Packers to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Green Bay (+130) at halftime and the Packers pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $8.70 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Bills (+120) in that game, but Green Bay jumps out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Green Bay (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Packers 2020 recap
Record ATS: 10-6
Over/under record: 9-7
It was another year of dominance for the Packers, who piled up their second consecutive 13-win season in 2020. They had wins over the Saints, the Bears (twice), and the Titans, giving them a real championship pedigree. Unfortunately, their season came to an end at the hands of the eventual-champion Buccaneers and Tom Brady. For Green Bay, it almost felt like their last hurrah coming up short and closed the book on another missed Super Bowl opportunity.
The real show of strength from the Packers came in their convincing wins against seemingly-great teams. Namely, their 40-14 blowout of the Titans in Week 16 and 41-25 dismantling of the Bears in Week 12 showed just how good Green Bay was. Their 10-6 mark against the spread was tied for third best in the NFL with the Ravens and Steelers.
Packers 2021 offseason moves
Trades: WR Randall Cobb (from Houston)
Re-signings: RB Aaron Jones (four years, $48 million), EDGE Preston Smith (four years, $52 million), CB Chandon Sullivan (tender), TE Robert Tonyan (one year, $3.4 million)
Free agent losses: C Corey Linsley (to Chargers), LB Christian Kirksey (to Texans), RB Jamaal Williams (to Detroit)
Free agent signings: LB De’Vondre Campbell (one year, $2 million)
Draft picks: CB Eric Stokes, C Josh Myers, WR Amari Rodgers, RB Kylin Hill