New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, Jan. 8, 4:40 p.m. (ET) FOX
Pointspread: Green Bay -4.5
Total Line: 44.5
The Giants made their way into the playoffs as the fifth seed in the NFC after posting a straight-up record of 11-5 in the regular season. They were one of the hottest teams in the league since mid-October with a SU 9-2 run in their last 11 games while going 8-3 against the spread. The total stayed UNDER in 12 of 16 games this season on BetAnySports’ closing line. New York went 8-6-2 ATS overall including an even 3-3-2 record on the road.
Veteran quarterback Eli Manning ended the regular season with 4,027 yards passing and 26 touchdown throws against 16 interceptions. His top target all year long was Odell Beckham Jr. with 101 receptions for 1,367 yards and 10 scores. New York did struggle to run the ball with an average of just 88.2 rushing yards a game, but it closed out the season on a strong note with 161 yards on the ground in a win at Washington.
Green Bay dug itself into a 4-6 hole with a mid-season four-game losing streak, but it comes into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league at 10-6 after winning its last six games to claim the NFC North Division title. The Packers went 5-1 ATS during this run and the total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in their last four games. They went 5-2-1 ATS in seven home games this year.
The Packers have really turned up the heat on offense down the stretch with 30 points or more in those final four games. Aaron Rodgers returned to MVP form to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns with 40. He threw four scoring strikes in a Week 17 win at Detroit that helped clinch the division title. Green Bay ended the regular season ranked eighth in the league in total yards per game (368.8) and it was fourth in scoring with an average of 27 points a game.
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