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Packers Hope to Exorcise Demons as Faves Against the G-Men

Call it luck, call it coincidence, but the last two times the Giants met the Packers in the playoffs, New York has gone into Lambeau, beaten Green Bay and gone on to eventually win the Super Bowl. Is this simply a game to help set the stage for the third edition of Tom Brady vs Eli Manning? Probably not. The Packers are scorching hot right now and Aaron Rodgers has been surgically picking apart opposing defenses. If the G-Men want to come away with another win in G-Bay, they’ll have to figure out a way to score more than 20 points.

SHARK BITES
  • The Giants are 2-9 SU and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 3.5 or less.
  • The Packers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The Giants are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in wild-card games.

Yes, the Giants have had one of the best defenses in the league all year long and, yes, Eli tends to turn on the afterburners when he manages to drag his teammates into the postseason, but can this team that averaged 19.4 points per game this season really go into Lambeau and beat the Packers on their home turf for the third straight time? Bookmakers say no as they opened the Cheeseheads as 6-point favorites. That line had been bet down to a very digestible -4 at the time of writing and you should probably hop on the green and gold train if you think they’ll win straight up. The Giants have not covered the spread this season in a game they’ve lost.

Rodgers is the key cog in the Packers’ miraculous turnaround as he’s thrown 18 touchdowns compared with zero interceptions in his last seven games, bringing his quarterback rating up to 104.2 – good for fourth in the NFL behind just Matt Ryan, Tom Brady and Dak Prescott.

Additionally, the Giants have dropped two of their last three road games and gave up 24 points in both those matchups. New York is 2-5 this season when giving up over 20 points and it’s tough to find an offense the Giants have played that compares with the one the Packers have been rolling out the last few weeks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Green Bay Packers as -6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 47 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at MyBookie).

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas picked a 29-15 win for the Packers. Injuries during the week may cause the formula to be re-run, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New York Giants vs Green Bay Packers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Green Bay Packers are 10-6 so far on the season, and 8-7-1 ATS vs the point spread. The New York Giants, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 8-6-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Green Bay go 10-6 and the New York Giants go 4-12 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Green Bay Packers at No. 11 and the New York Giants at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Green Bay Packers No. 4-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a New York Giants defense that ranks No. 2 at 17.75 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 262.44 yards per game, more than the Giants give up through the air (251.25 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the New York Giants own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 94.63 yards per game when on the road. Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 23 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Paul Perkins ran through the Washington defense for 102 yards in New York's last game, handing the Redskins a 19-10 setback on Sunday at FedExField.

In their last game, the Packers got 4 passing scores out of Aaron Rodgers en route to a 31-24 win over the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Giants is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • NY Giants is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Giants's last 8 games
  • NY Giants is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Green Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay's last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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