Packers favored by 7 over Rams, Saints favored by 3 over Bucs

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The two home teams are favored in the NFC divisional playoffs.

With the divisional matchups officially set as Rams at Packers and Buccaneers at Saints, multiple sports books have installed the Packers as seven-point favorites and the Saints as three-point favorites.

It’s no surprise that the home teams are favored, or that the Packers, who are fresh off a bye week, are the bigger favorites. Some will be surprised that the Saints aren’t favored by more than a field goal over the Bucs, given that the teams met twice in the regular season and the Saints won both games, by a total of 46 points. But those games happened in Week One and Week Nine, and the Bucs played some of their best football late in the season.

This weekend the Rams won 30-20 as three-point underdogs at Seattle, Tampa Bay won 31-23 and failed to cover the 10-point spread over Washington and the Saints won 21-9 and covered an 11-point spread over the Bears.

22 responses to “Packers favored by 7 over Rams, Saints favored by 3 over Bucs

  1. …..and the Bucs played some of their best football late in the season.

    They fattened up against teams with losing records. Reminder – Bucs have only beaten one team (Green Bay) this season with a winning record.

  2. Think those spreads are backward, but what do I know. Vegas has been nailing them this weekend.

  3. If Kamara is allowed the ball and they ditch the Hill project they win. Donald in? Goff? Not so sure rams can score enough or at all. Unfortunately I know from experience you cant count out Brady.

  4. Codylaws says:
    The Rams defense will kill the Packers.

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    Your crystal ball needs a tuneup.

  5. minneanderthals says:
    January 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm
    When do the Vikings play?

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    Still obsessed with the Purple huh? Stay humble or be humbled my friend.

  6. I’m legit wondering. I’ve watched all the games this weekend. The Vikings didn’t play. We’ve been told a ridiculous amount of times that the Vikings were the best team in NFL history (probably because Vikings fans are so humble). Surely they MUST be in the playoffs.

    I just don’t know when they play.

  7. Plus that clown Cody is still on here – don’t you have an off season parade to plan? If the Pack plays the Bills Cody’s head might explode

  8. I won’t be surprised at all if the Rams beat the Packers. That D is legit and so is the running game. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods are no slouches. It will be up to Goff.

    This is a very similar situation as last year. Niners had a dominant D and a strong run game and put a beat down on Rodgers.

  9. Seems like alot of points for the Packers to be favored. Will be a great matchup. The difference will be Rodgers getting the ball out of his hand under 2.5 sec which may frustrate the Rams defense. The McVay factor may be the X factor but without a strong QB the Rams will fade.

  10. cheekflamingoz says:
    January 10, 2021 at 9:58 pm
    Plus that clown Cody is still on here – don’t you have an off season parade to plan? If the Pack plays the Bills Cody’s head might explode.

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    Packers will not play the Bills, Rodgers will choke in the title game against Brady, that’s even if they get past the Rams. How long will it take in that game before Rodgers will start to give the stink eye?

  11. For those saying the Bucs are overrated because they have only defeated one team with a winning record (the #1 seed Packers by a score of 38-10), I refer you to the Saints, who have also only defeated one team with a winning record, the Tampa Bay Bucs.

    So I know it sounds good to say “well the Bucs only look good against bad competition” but the reality is that there aren’t that many winning teams in the NFL, and the Bucs record against winning teams isn’t an outlier relative to other playoff teams. If anything their dominance otherwise shows that they are in fact a good team. They don’t lose games they are supposed to win. They were close against the Rams and Chiefs and really should have won against the Bears if not for some bad luck and penalties. So the only the Saints have had their number so far. This Sunday is their chance to flip the script.

  12. Lol for the packer fans that think they will crush Rams can’t wait to read your reply’s . Guarantee you the line drops throughout the week. If the packers win it won’t be by more than. 3 pts .

  13. smokingafatone says:
    January 11, 2021 at 6:02 pm
    Lol for the packer fans that think they will crush Rams can’t wait to read your reply’s . Guarantee you the line drops throughout the week. If the packers win it won’t be by more than. 3 pts .

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    Have you seen any?

    As far as I have seen/heard, Packers fans respect the Rams as a super good team. Most of their fans seem pretty great as well.

    It’s nice getting to banter with Rams fans, who are much more knowledgeable than bottom feeding Vikings fans.

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