The Green Bay Packers try to get back to the NFC Championship Game for the second straight season when they play host to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. The top-seeded Packers would play the NFC title tilt at home this season after losing at San Francisco a season ago. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is looking to get back to the conference championship after a season away, having won the trip to the Super Bowl following the 2018 season.
A big question will be how well the Rams can deal with their injuries. Los Angeles has quarterback Jared Goff playing just a couple of weeks after thumb surgery, and defensive tackle Aaron Donald, widely considered the top defensive player in the game, is questionable after suffering a rib injury in last week’s win over Seattle. Keep an eye on those injuries as you do your online betting on this contest.
|Game: Los Angeles Rams (10-6) vs Green Bay Packers(13-3)
Location: Lambeau Field
Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
NFL Betting Lines
|Team||Point Spread||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
Moneyline: Rams +250 | Packers -300
Completely healthy, the Rams would be the underdogs. Green Bay is tough at Lambeau Field no matter what time of the year, but it’s going to be cold — temperatures in the 20s are expected — which isn’t normal for the Rams. Unless Donald can play and has a huge game pressuring Aaron Rodgers, it’s hard to picture Los Angeles coming away with the win in this one.
Pick: Packers to win
Point Spread: Packers -7
The NFL odds for this one reflect the fact the top seed is playing at home against the sixth seed. Rodgers and the Packers have one of the top offenses in the league. But, the Packers are dealing with injury issues on their offensive line, having to sign an Indianapolis practice squad player after he played in the Colts’ loss last weekend, and the Rams can bring the pressure. This one will be close for a little while, but the Packers will eventually pull away.
Pick: Packers to cover
Over/Under: 45½ points
This is an interesting number, as the Packers averaged a league-best 31.8 points per game. Los Angeles has found a running game with rookie Cam Akers, but can Goff hold up and produce like he did coming off the bench last weekend to throw a game-clinching touchdown? The Packers can usually put points on the board, even in cold conditions, so we like the over on this one
Pick: Over 45½
Prediction: Packers 31, Rams 20
Props Talk for Rams at Packers
Injury questions can make it hard to decide on the right Wild Card props to bet. The statuses of Goff and Donald are certainly a factor in any bet you make on this game, but sometimes, you have to throw caution to the wind and make some picks without fully knowing which players will be on the field.
Let’s take a look at some NFL betting props for the game.
Check out some of BetUS Sportsbook’s Super Bowl prop bets ahead of the Big Game and place your bets!
Player To Score First Packers TD: Davante Adams +220
While the Rams will likely stick Jalen Ramsey on Davante Adams as much as possible, Adams is used to being covered by an opponent’s best cover man. He still has 1,374 yards and 18 touchdowns this season despite missing time with injuries. Rodgers will be looking for his No. 1 receiver often in this one, and it will get Adams into the end zone first.
Team To Score Longest TD: Packers -165
Rodgers will take his shots from long distance a few times a game, and you know he’ll draw the Rams’ defensive line offsides at least a couple of times with his hard count, giving him some chances to go long. On the other side, assuming Goff is playing, he likely won’t be trying to go deep, especially if Cooper Kupp isn’t available for this game due to a knee injury. Putting money on Rodgers being successful is always a good idea.
Double Result: Packers/Packers -125
When making your NFL picks, it can be good to double-up on a big favorite in order to get something back for the odds you’re having to bet on. This one seems like a good one to take if you like the Packers to win this game. Green Bay usually starts fast, so betting that it will be ahead at the half as well as win the game could give you an extra payoff.