Green Bay Packers Betting Odds Preview
The Green Bay Packers shook off a slow start to finish last season with an 11-5 SU and 9-7 ATS record, which was good enough to win the team its second straight NFC North title. Aaron Rodgers will try to guide the team to another NFC North title and a deep playoff run this year.
Green Bay got off to a slow start out of the gate, going 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS through its first five games that included the infamous loss to Seattle in which the replacement refs blew the call on what should have been a game-ending interception. The Packers persevered however, going 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS over their last 11 regular season games.
Aaron Rodgers lost two wideouts this offseason in Greg Jennings and Donald Driver, but no one is concerned about the offense. Rodgers is an elite quarterback that makes his teammates around him better, and leading receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones both return. Green Bay finished 20th in rushing last season with 106.4 yards per game, and looked to fix that problem through the draft by drafting a pair of talented young backs in Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin. If either (or both) can spark the running game, it should make the passing game even more dangerous.
Green Bay finished 11th in the league on defense in both total yardage surrendered with 336.8 yards per game and points allowed with 21 per game. The Packers spent their first round pick on defensive end Datone Jones to help bolster the defensive line. While Green Bay’s defense is good enough to win on a week-to-week basis, last year’s disastrous performance against Colin Kaepernick in the postseason will need to be remedied with so many talented read-option quarterbacks in the NFC.
The Packers shed some salary on both sides of the ball to make room for Aaron Rodgers’ massive new contract. But while there will be some new faces, the Packers are deep and talented enough to keep playing at an elite level.
NFC North Odds at Bovada as of August 4
Green Bay Packers -160
Chicago Bears +350
Detroit Lions +500
Minnesota Vikings +600