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NFC Championship Betting Odds Open With Packers as Slight Home Favorites Over Buccaneers

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Green Bay Packers have opened as slight home favorites in the odds against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship.
The Green Bay Packers have opened as slight home favorites in the odds against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images
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The NFC Championship Game is set, as the Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay took down the league's top defense in the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday to advance, while Tampa edged out the New Orleans Saints in their Sunday night showdown.

Heading into their game on the frozen tundra, Green Bay is a slight 3.5-point favorite over Tampa, according to the opening odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

This will actually be the second meeting between the Packers and Bucs this season, following their Week 6 clash in Tampa. Green Bay took an early 10-point lead before the Bucs scored 38 unanswered points, handing the eventual No. 1 seed their first loss of the season.

Tampa Bay linebacker Devin White didn't hold back the trash talk following his team's win, but that likely has given the Packers plenty of bulletin board material heading into the conference championship.

Each team's quarterback will be at the center of deciding this matchup. Aaron Rodgers, the likely MVP for 2020, posted 296 yards and 2 TDs against the Rams in the Divisional Round, while Tom Brady registered 199 yards and 2 touchdown throws against the Saints.

For these pass-heavy teams, Sunday's weather could play a huge factor, with snow projected to be in the forecast. Even if the elements impact the game, each team is sure to adapt as they hope to clinch a Super Bowl berth.


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