Packers Open as Huge Favorites Over Rams for Divisional Round Matchup
The Green Bay Packers earned the NFC's lone bye in the Wild Card round for their regular season performance, having the luxury of rest and getting to watch the other teams fight for their playoff lives. With the Los Angeles Rams' upset win over the Seattle Seahawks, the 1-seed Packers will host the 6-seed Rams at Lambeau Field.
As the top seed with an impressive 13-3 record, it's no surprise that the Packers have opened up as 7-point favorites over L.A., according to FanDuel Sportbook's NFL betting odds.
The Packers come into this game led by MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers, who torched the league this season with 48 TDs and 4,299 passing yards. He and Davante Adams are one of the best duos in the league, and it seems like little can stop them.
The Rams will have to hope their ferocious defense can slow down Green Bay's offensive attack. Football Outsiders' No. 4 team in defensive DVOA, they stymied the Seahawks in the Wild Card despite injury troubles at quarterback.
Green Bay will have home field and the weather advantage against their Los Angeles counterparts, which adds two more factors that the Rams have to deal, with in addition to facing the highest-scoring team in the league.
The Packers will look to show that they're Super Bowl favorites for a reason, while the Rams will bank on their vaunted defense to extend their postseason run. Right now, oddsmakers see the Packers winning this one with little trouble.
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