2016 NFL Divisional Playoffs: Packers vs. Cardinals Betting Line
When reading the predictions at the start of the season on some of the top sports betting sites, the team picked to prevent the Pats from becoming back-to-back champs was the Green Bay Packers. Fast forward to last week, they were picked to lose on the Wild Card game versus the Redskins. The Packers survived and they now are again the underdogs versus the Arizona Cardinals for the Divisional round. Is this their last game of the season? Can they make it out of the University of Phoenix Stadium with a trip to the NFC Championship game?
The Cardinals pretty much bullied the Packers in their first encounter this season, containing Aaron Rodgers, sacking him eight times and stopping their running game. The Cardinals have the weapons and the know-how to beat the Packers, they have done it already. This Green Bay team has had to deal with special circumstances that prevented them from being one of the top squads ion the league. Yet they made it this far and after a great display of football they appear to be a much better team that the first time they met with the Cardinals. What appears to be the Cardinals biggest threat versus Green Bay, will be “complacency”. As favorites on Top Sports Betting Sites, they must take this game in all seriousness and not let Green Bay and Rodgers get into a groove. The Packers might not be as good as they could be, but they are undeniably talented and dangerous.
For Green Bay, their Wild Card game, help demonstrate that they are out of the slump they were in during the regular season. Despite being considered by top online sportsbooks as the on the road underdogs, they went to Washington and handed the Redskins a very tough defeat. Aaron Rodgers looked good and the Packers were effective on offense. The Packers also have the factor of post season experience, that make them a dangerous team regardless of the circumstances that surround them. Also, they have a great record when playing as underdogs in their last 10 games (8-1-1). You can be sure that the 7.5 line posted by Top Sports Betting Sites is working as a motivator in the Packers locker room.
One thing is for sure the point spread will be definitely covered on this game. At an average, the over/under 48.5 on most of the Best Sports Books Online. With Rodgers tossing the football on playoff games like this, you know the Packers will put on a hell of a fight. The Cardinals, will want to limit Green Bay’s offensive game and not let Rodgers get warmed up. Offensively, Arizona’s highflying offense have been more effective and a good weapon they can rely on. If you are laying action on top sports betting sites, keep this in mind: The Packers will cover this game and keep it close, but after a valiant effort, they will not be able to keep up with the Cardinals. Arizona is taking the win but barely. Cardinals 35 – Packers 30.