NFL Picks: Packers at Cowboys Point Spread
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Odds
Somewhat familiar foes, they battled during NFL 2016 Week 6 action, the Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys odds are the second smallest of the four matches at Bet365 this weekend. In the first meeting, which was played at Lambeau Field, Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott shredded the Green Bay defense with 157 rushing yards and QB Dak Prescott tossed three TD passes during the Cowboys 30-16 pounding of the Packers. These teams, though with slightly different personal, met in the 2015 Divisional playoff round at Lambeau Field and Green Bay posted a 26-21 win over Dallas.
Back in the NFL postseason for an eighth straight year, Green Bay is coming off a 38-13 mauling of the New York Giants during Wild Card Weekend action. The Packers endured a roller coaster style season as they had a 4-6 record through Week 10 of their schedule. Telling everyone to just chill out, possible NFL MVP QB Aaron Rodgers and Crew then rolled to six straight victories to claim their fifth NFC North Division title in six years. Green Bay averaged 27.0 PPG and were the 4th highest scoring offense during the regular season. The Pack D handling the ‘Boys offense will be key here.
An anomaly of all anomalies, the Dallas Cowboys come into this contest with two possible NFL Rookie of the Year candidates in QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott. That dynamic duel took the league by storm and were a huge part of the Cowboys highly successful 13-3 romp through the regular season. Following a last minute loss to the Giants in their season and home opener, Dak & Zek went to work and Dallas rolled to eleven straight wins. That run secured a playoff berth and the Cowboys let off the gas somewhat as they closed with a 2-2 record over their final four games.
Packers at Cowboys Prediction
We get a matchup of a raw playoff rookie versus a two-time NFL regular season and Super Bowl XLV MVP with Prescott battling Rodgers in the quarterback duel here. We know how Rodgers will handle the pressure, this is his 15th NFL playoff start, how Prescott handles the big stage remains to be seen. That said, the fourth round 2016 NFL Draft pick has answered every question asked to date with positive results. A key injury is a big factor here as the Packers top WR Jordy Nelson will not suit up for this contest. We laid the line and backed the Packers to win the Green Bay vs New York Wild Card game but we are not sure if they have the horses to handle the Cowboys here. That said, it is tough to not like Rodgers & Co. with a five-point head start. Playoff experience keeps this game close we’ll back the Pack with the +5 (-105) ATS line posted at the Bet365 sportsbook.
NFL Playoffs 2017 Betting Tips
Similar to our NFL playoffs 2017 betting tips for the Pittsburgh vs Kansas City AFC game we see offense ruling the day at AT&T Stadium during the Packers vs Cowboys clash. Green Bay (27.0 PPG) and Dallas (26.3 PPG) finished fourth and fifth respectively in scoring this season. That said, bettors shouldn’t entirely ignore the defenses here as the Cowboys (19.1 PPG) posted better numbers than the Packers (24.3 PPG) during the NFL 2016 campaign. We have tipped each of the four Divisional Playoff games and picks for the Seahawks vs Falcons and Texans vs Patriots Saturday matchups, plus the Steelers vs Chiefs contest, can be viewed via our “Quick Access” links at the top of this page.
Super Bowl 2017 Outright Odds
Fans of National Football League futures betting are advised that this is the last call for the most generous Super Bowl LI odds as the prices on the table above are going to be dramatically different once the dust settles on the second round of the 2017 NFL playoffs. As they have for weeks now, bookmakers at Bet365 are projecting that the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys will meet on Super Bowl Sunday on February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The middle of the board is fairly murky though as the Falcons, Packers, Steelers and Chiefs are all tightly bunched as third favorites. The Seahawks and, to a much larger degree, the Texans are the two longshots to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy 22 days from now. Bettors are advised to bookmark this page as in-game scores for every playoff matchup are always LIVE on our real-time scoreboard below.
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