Packers vs Giants: Divisional Playoff odds
A rematch of a Week 13 battle that saw the New York Giants lose a 38-35 thriller at home, the NFC divisional playoff game will have the Green Bay Packers as big chalk again.
But this time, the Packers are at home, where they have dominated, winning 14 straight and going 12-2 ATS while facing some big spreads.
The line opened at -8 but many bettors like the way the Giants are playing and they have a history as mean dog, winning four in a row as an underdog of 8 or more points.
Total bettors know that 6 of the past 7 meetings have gone OVER, but will the opening total of 52.5 force many to bet the UNDER?
Spread bettors who have profited from the Packers as a post-bye-week team know they are 5-0-1 ATS in the past 6 regular seasons. Their week off last week isn't an official bye week, but they have shown ability to win and cover with extra rest.
Green Bay opened as 9-point favorites , while the NFL total was set at 51.5 for over under betting at shops such as Bovada. (Watch for tons of prop bets and odds to win the NFC and Super Bowl while pocketing a $100 free wager there).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 23-rated Giants taking on the No. 10-rated Packers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 39-26 win for the Packers on Sunday.
Packers vs Giants Props courtesy of Bovada:
Total Passing Yards – Eli Manning (NYG)
Total Receiving Yards – Hakeem Nicks (NYG)
Total Receiving Yards – Victor Cruz (NYG)
Total Tackles & Assists – Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG)
Total Passing Yards – Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Total Receiving Yards – Greg Jennings (GB)
Will Greg Jennings (GB) score a TD in the game?
Total Receiving Yards – Jordy Nelson (GB)
Will Jordy Nelson (GB) score a TD in the game?
Total Receiving Yards – Jermichael Finley (GB)
(NYG vs GB) - Who will record more Rushing Yards in the game?
New YorkGiants -5½ (-115)
Green BayPackers +5½ (-115)
How many times will Aaron Rodgers be sacked in the game?
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Green Bay's No. 1-ranked offense (35 PPG) against a Giants defense that ranks No. 25 at 25 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 307.8 yards per game, more than the Giants give up through the air (255.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Giants feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 129.9 yards per game. Green Bay, meanwhile, ranks No. 27 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 24-2 winner as they battled the Falcons at home. The Giants covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 26 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Eli Manning in defeating the Falcons 24-2.
In their last action, Green Bay was a 45-41 winner at home against the Lions. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (86) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Last time out, Matt Flynn threw for 6 scores and 480 yards in leading his team past Detroit at Lambeau Field.
New York Giants Trends:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 6-4
Green Bay Packers Trends:
When playing in January are 8-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 10-0
When playing outside the division are 9-1
A few Giants at Packers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Giants last 7 games when playing Green Bay
NY Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Giants last 5 games
NY Giants are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay's last 5 games at home
Green Bay is 21-1 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Green Bay's last 7 games when playing NY Giants