NY Giants vs. Green Bay Packers point spread
Now that half the NFL Playoffs games are over, time to
look at the Sunday clash between the New York Giants (9-7) and
the Green Bay Packers (15-1), point spread and odds included. We
had some surprises this week at the Divisional Playoffs and some
bettors made out like bandits, but judging from the numbers
posted by the odds makers, the Giants Packers game would not
fall into the upset category.
For the latest odds and point spread on
the Giants vs. Packers game we used the numbers posted at the
popular online sportsbook
5Dimes, which is in line with
the Vegas sportsbooks and the rest of the online odds makers. At
the sportsbooks the NY Giants vs. Green Bay Packers point
spread is currently at -9 points chalk the Packers, while
the Giants are +9 on the spread, but paying out on -135 odds.
This is often an indication that a large number of people are
placing bets on the Giants to cover the spread, hence the
smaller payout, and is also a sign the the point spread could
very well change before the game starts if people don't start
placing heavy bets on the Packers. Since it's too early in the
day and a few hours away from kick-off time, the spread could
remain the same, but it's something to keep in mind.
The bookies have also posted odds and
totals on this NFL playoff game. The Packers are a heavy
favorite to win the Sunday playoff game, the current champions
sitting on -350 odds on a victory, while the Giants are holding
underdog odds +290 to win the Divisional playoff game. According
to the sportsbook, the total expected is set at 53 points, both
over and under paying on -110 odds.
Let's look at some stats on the two
teams facing off each other tonight. The total has gone OVER in
6 of the NY Giants last 7 games when playing Green Bay, while
the total has gone OVER in 4 of the Packers' last 5 games. But
interestingly enough, the Green Bay Packers are 21-1 straight-up
in their last 22 games, while the Giants are 5-2 SU in their
last 7 games on the road. When does the Giants Packers game
start? The kick-off time is 4:30pm EST.