NFC Playoff Betting: New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers Odds, Prediction, and Pick

New York Giants

What an NFC playoff match-up this one is.  The New York Giants nearly ended the Green Bay Packers perfect season (which was ended just a few weeks later) earlier in the year, but they were outdone by quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the end.  They get a chance to get back at the Packers for that tough loss on Sunday though, as they will head to Green Bay in what is one of the most talked about match-ups of the NFL playoffs.  When all was said and done last time, the Packers won 38-35 thanks to a field goal from Mason Crosby.  This one will be played in Green Bay this time though, and the Packers come in as pretty big favorites as well.  Kick off will be at 4:30pm on Sunday, and will be the finally NFL playoff game of the weekend before the NFC and AFC Championship games the following weekend.

The Packers have one of the best offenses in the league, and it is led by their incredible passing game with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and wide outs Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, and Randall Cobb, and also tight end Jermichael Finley.  They finished with a league best 15-1 record, and you can bet that they have quite a few teams’ attention in these playoffs.

The New York Giants are coming off of a big win at home against the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card round, but they’ll have a much bigger task this weekend.  The G-Men have a Super Bowl quarterback in Eli Manning, and also have one of the best groups of receivers out there in Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, and Mario Manningham as well.  If anyone can pull off the early upset of the Packers in this years’ playoffs, then it will be the New York football Giants.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

New York Giants: +8

Green Bay Packers: -8

Free Prediction

What a tough game.  The Giants are going to be out for redemption after a tough loss earlier this season at their home stadium, and the Packers are looking towards a second consecutive potential Super Bowl run.  Both teams have the offense to be able to get the win in this game, but I think it comes down to the defense in the end.  While the Giants defense was incredibly good last week, their main problem seems to be their secondary.  I don’t think that the secondary will be enough to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers passing game, so I’m going to go with Green Bay to win it by a touchdown.

Prediction:  Green Bay Packers- 38 New York Giants- 31

Free Pick

Betting against Aaron Rodgers is always tough, but at least I’m doing it against a Super Bowl quarterback in Eli Manning.  While I don’t think that the Giants are going to win the game, I think that their offense is definitely strong enough to be able to keep this game close throughout.  In the end though, I’ll be going with the Packers to win, but I’m picking the New York Giants to cover the +8.

Pick:  New York Giants +8