JAN 03 - Green Bay Packers NFL Postseason Betting Analysis

Green Bay Packers NFL Postseason Betting Analysis

Written by on January 3, 2017

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are on a red-hot roll, having won their final six regular season contests, including their 31-24 finale win over the Detroit Lions to win the NFC North division title.If you want to know what likely lies in store for the Pack as they get set for their wild card playoff showdown against the New York Giants, then you’re in luck as I offer up my expert postseason betting analysis on the Pack. Let’s get started.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Green Bay Packers NFL Postseason Betting Analysis


Super Bowl 51 Odds: +1200

NFC Championship Odds: +650

Why Bet on the Packers

The best reason to back the Green Bay Packers (10-6 SU, 9-6 ATS) is that they are the hottest team in the playoffs as they ride their six-game winning streak into battle. Not only that, but the Packers have a player I believe is the best at his position in veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers and one that can almost single-handedly beat either overmatched or overly confident opponents with the greatest of ease.Another great reason to bet on the Packers this postseason is that have an explosive offense that has only gotten better in recent weeks as wide receiver Ty Montgomery has found a new home as the starting running back.The Pack have scored 30 points or more in four straight games and finished the regular season ranked eighth in total offense and a stellar fourth in scoring (27.0 ppg). More good reasons to bet on Green Bay this postseason are the Packers’ eye-opening ATS trends. The Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last four Wildcard games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Why Bet Against the Green Bay Packers

The No. 1 reason to bet against the Packers this postseason is their mediocre defense. Green Bay finished the regular season ranked 22nd in total defense (363.9 ypg), a pitiful 31st against the pass (269.2 ypg) and 21st in points allowed (24.2 ppg). Despite their recent winning streak, the Packers will enter the postseason having allowed at least 24 points in each of their last three games, including two matchups against the offensively-challenged Chicago Bears and Vikings and that should be cause for worry.