New York Giants at Green Bay Packers Betting Odds - Point Spread Pick

Date: 
January 8, 4:40 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Green Bay -4
Total: 
44.5

This weekend’s final matchup in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs pits the 11-5 New York Giants on the road against the 10-6 Green Bay Packers. Sunday afternoon’s late start at Lambeau Field is set for 4:40 p.m. (ET) and the game will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

New York at Green Bay Game Overview

The Giants turned up the heat following a straight-up 2-3 start out of the gate with a 9-2 record over their last 11 games. They were able to cover against the spread in eight of those games and the total has stayed UNDER in seven of their final eight games this year. New York is 3-2-1 ATS in its last six road games and the total has stayed UNDER in 12 of its 16 games this season.

New York quarterback Eli Manning has been known to take his game to a whole new level in the postseason and with Odell Beckham Jr. as his top target this duo could be poised for a big game this Sunday in Green Bay. The Giants have to be thrilled with the 161 yards they gained on the ground in their season finale against Washington after averaging just 88.2 yards on the ground all season long. New York’s main strength is a defense that is ranked second in the NFL in points allowed (17.8).

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Green Bay is another team that is playing its best ball at the right time of the year with a SU six-game winning streak while going 5-1 ATS. The Packers outpaced Detroit 31- 24 on Sunday night as 3.5-point road favorites to lock up the NFC North title. They went 8-7-1 ATS on the year with a 5-2-1 record ATS on their home field. The total went OVER the closing 50-point line against the Lions and it has gone OVER in eight of their last 10 games.

In what could easily turn into an air show between two of the league’s veteran gunslingers, Aaron Rodgers comes into this showdown with a very hot hand. He closed out his regular season with 300 yards passing and four scoring strikes in Sunday night’s win to end the year with 4,428 total passing yards and a NFL-high 40 touchdown throws. Green Bay also did a good job running the ball in that game with 153 yards on the ground on 31 attempts.

New York at Green Bay Game Betting Trends

  • The Giants are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a SU winning record and they have covered the spread in their last nine playoff games on the road. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their first eight games on the road this year.
  • The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last five postseason games and they have covered in four of their last five games at home this season. The total has stayed UNDER in 10 of their last 14 home games.
  • Head-to-head in this NFC tilt, the home team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last six matchups and the total has stayed UNDER in the last three games. These two met in the regular season on Oct. 9 with Green Bay coming away with a 23-16 win at home as a seven-point favorite.

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers Prediction

This is definitely the marquee matchup of the NFL’s Wild Card Round. The only bad part of this situation is that one of these teams will be eliminated since both have the ability to make a deep run this year. I also think that both of these quarterbacks will come to play this Sunday afternoon in a game that should remain highly entertaining for all four quarters.

It will be tough for the Giants to come away with the straight-up win in such a tough place to win in January, but I think it will be rather easy for both teams to score enough points to take the total well OVER the current 44.5-point betting line.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 44.5

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