The NFL already came hot out of the gate last weekend with some interesting games and major surprises. Certainly, one surprise was how well Los Angeles performed against Seattle during the Wild Card game. However, they take on a different type of team this weekend. Green Bay is rested and ready and Rodgers and their fellow teammates have outstanding chances of making it into the next round and the odds for a win are good to add those to your combination bet as one of the more secure and solid bets during the next game day. Therefore, in our betting tip, we expect a win for Green Bay.
Green Bay with home-field advantage – Winner in betting tip
Green Bay has played consistently well over the past couple of months. Now they will do anything that is possible to make it to the Conference final in about a week against the Saints or Buccaneers. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let us appreciate briefly how well Rodgers has led his offense throughout the regular season. They won 13 games and in 9 of them, they had amazing control during the game and finished with a two-possession lead in the end. But what is it that makes the offense so strong? First of all, it is unarguably Aaron Rodgers who is known for his smart playstyle and consistency. But he needs somebody to throw the ball to and that is the amazing Devante Adams. However, the right guard will be out for the upcoming game which makes it more important to run some outside routes with Jones.
Rams with surprise win against Seattle – Should not be underestimated
The Rams, on the other hand, were not as consistent throughout the season. They finished the regular season with a 10:6 record. Not bad but will it be enough for the Packers? Actually, it doesn’t really matter what your record is as long as you make it into the postseason and play your best games there. That’s exactly what they did when they faced their divisional rivals from Seattle. During their last encounter in the regular season against the Seahawks, they got crushed with a two-possession lead in the end. However, they wanted to get right back at them. They destroyed Seattle in the Wild Card game with a two-possession lead. Nevertheless, the number one pick overall of the 2016 draft, Jared Goff, remains listed as questionable after his thumb injury but he already showed against Seattle that this will not be a concern.
Betting Tip Green Bay vs. Los Angeles
The odds for a win of the home team are ranging from 1.20 to 1.38. A win of the underdog has a payout between 3.30 and 3.72. In our betting tip, we expect the Packers to win the upcoming game. They secured the number one seed in the NFC for a reason. They are rested and ready to beat the Rams. The odds are good in a combination bet as a more solid and secure option.