NFL Playoffs Betting Lines, Odds & Picks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers
On Sunday, the long-waited postseason QB matchup will finally happen. Tom Brady will take his Buccaneers ( 13-5 SU, 10-8 ATS) up north for a matchup with Aaron Rodgers Packers (14-3 SU, 11-6 ATS). Two legendary quarterbacks have already met three times before. But, this is their first playoff showdown. Two sides already met this season, with Tampa Bay dominating 38-10. Both teams enter the NFC Championship contest in great form. The Packers are on a seven-game winning streak. The Bucs won their last six NFL playoff betting games.
NFL Playoffs Betting Line Movement For Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers
After an impressive divisional round, the Packers opened the week as -4 NFL playoff betting favorites. However, most of the early money went Tampa’s way. As a result, the line moved down to -3 at most bookies. The total hasn’t changed much all week and now stands at 51.
Notes On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Throughout the season, the Bucs were excellent on the road. They’ve been successful last seven times on the road. Furthermore, they won those seven games by an average margin of 16. Still, the Lambeau Field has been cursed for them. They came back empty-handed from Wisconsin on 15 of the last 16 occasions. But, now they have Tom Brady, who knows how to play postseason games in freezing weather. The legendary QB is in great form lately, although he wasn’t very good in the divisional round. He threw for only 199 yards. The three Tampa scoring drives were for a total of just 63 yards due to good field positions Drew Brees gifted them. Brady can mostly thank his defense for a shot at another Super Bowl appearance. They harassed Brees all night and left star receiver, Michael Thomas, without a single catch.
Tim Brady will look to bounce back from last week’s performance. These are the games he enjoys the most and we can expect a decent fantasy score from him. With Green Bay’s sub-par rushing defense, RB Ronald Jones is another good option. He’s still not at 100%, but he had a week to rest and prepare.
Notes On The Green Bay Packers
The league’s most efficient offense was once more on display last week. Not even the Rams’ No1 defense could do anything about it. Green Bay had 484 yards of total offense. That’s almost 100 more than anyone else has managed against Aaron Donald and co this season. Aaron Rodgers had no trouble moving the ball. He threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns. The rushing game was on point, too. They ran for 188 yards, which is slowly becoming a standard for them. However, on Sunday, they’re going against the best running defense in the league.
The only game this season without a touchdown pass for Aaron Rodgers was the first meeting with the Bucs. But, we shouldn’t read too much into the early-season game. Rodgers is on fire and could easily finish with a monster number on Sunday. His favorite target, Davante Adams has gone under 70 yards in three games out of the last four. Still, he has 5 TDs in the last three NFL playoff betting weeks. And, he is certain to get double-digit targets.
NFL Playoffs Betting Predictions and Picks: OVER 51
We know how frightening the Packers’ offense is. On the other hand, Tampa has four consecutive over-30 games. This one could easily end in a shootout making the mockery of this NFL playoff betting line.